Ann says this about herself and her quilt:
I started out at the tender age of 6 enrolling in a after school program in Philadelphia called Prints in Progress. Prints in Progress taught children silk-screen and surface design skills. I soon fell in love surface design and stayed with the program until I graduated from high school.
Naturally I went off to art school. There I discovered weaving and ended up with a major in it. The ironic part is that I did not learn how to sew until after I graduated and taught myself with the aid of many sewing books from the library and picking the brains of my coworkers at the fabric store I worked at. Eventually becoming a competent garment sewer.
While I was working in the fabric store I took a beginner's quilting class and discovered an interest in it. While not necessarily approaching quilting from a traditional angle, I find it another wonderful outlet for inspiration. The picture I am enclosing is of a quilt I recently finished on outer space. It was inspired by printed panels for a children's cloth book on the solar system that I found in a fabric store. It is machine pieced with hand applique and hand quilting and measures 36x32 inches.