Ann Pigneri is a quilt creator, designer and teacher living in Louisville, KY. Ann started quilting in 1996, but did not have much time to devote to quilting as she and her husband of 32 years had five children in six years. Since Ann and her husband have become empty nesters, Ann has been able to expand on her design process. She loves designing her own quilts and problem solving to determine exactly how to execute her designs. She also loves the creative challenge of working with the broad array of fabric, thread and embellishments available today. She uses the computer and computer aides in designing her quilts and loves teaching EQ7 as well as Quilt Design Classes. Ann has developed several step by step processes to design not only her own quilts but also machine quilting designs for her quilts.
Selected awards and honors include: Two quilts to be published September 2014 in Lark’s “500 Traditional Quilts”; Judge’s Recognition NQA Show, Columbus, Ohio, June 2013; Honorable Mention, NQA Show, Columbus, Ohio, June 2013; Two quilts held in contention for Best Machine Quilted, NQA Show, Columbus, Ohio, June 2013: Lancaster AQS Quilt Show, March 2013; AQS Lancaster Quilt Show, March 2013; Semi Finalist AQS Des Moines Quit Show October 2012; Quilt Selected for Cover of Show Book and Cover of CD of Show Quilts for AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show August 2012; Honorable Mention AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show August 2012; Road to California January 2012; Two Finalist Quilts Houston IQA Quilt Festival November 2011; 3rd Place Road to California January 2011; Semi-Finalist Paducah AQS Quilt Show April 2011, 2008, and 2007; Two Semi-Finalist quilts Des Moines AQS Quilt Show October 2010; Traditional Treasurers Special Exhibit IQA Festival Chicago April 2010 and 2008; and Best Machine Quilted Kentucky State Fair 2001.
” I love the total freedom and creative challenge of designing and creating my own quilts with the broad array of fabric, threads and embellishments available. Problem solving is fun and stimulating, so the more complex the better! I absolutely love color and always have! The interaction of the fabric color, texture, and pattern is what stimulates me to create something unique. “