Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!


Thursday, May 7, 2024 – 7:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what makes a quilt an award-winning quilt? A quiltmaker
since 1967 and teacher since 1980, May’s guest speaker, Anita Shackelford, is well qualified to answer that question. She is an internationally recognized teacher and lecturer
whose skills in appliqué and fine hand quilting have taken her across the US and many
other parts of the world.

Anita has been featured on several television programs, including Today’s American
Quilter, Kaye’s Quilting Friends, Linda’s Electric Quilters, and Simply Quilts. Her work and antique quilts from her collection have been featured in several gallery and museum
exhibits. Her quilts have been exhibited in shows across the United States, Australia, and Japan, winning many awards, including twelve Best Of Show and many for workmanship. Two of her quilts have received the Mary Krickbaum Award for best hand quilting at a National Quilting Association show. Her quilts have also been published in many books and magazines.

A Bucyrus, Ohio native, Anita has traveled extensively, teaching, and lecturing for shops, guilds, and quilting conferences. She is a quilt judge, certified by NQA, qualified to judge Masterpiece quilts, and has been involved in local, regional, and national shows.  Anita has also taught Gammill longarm classes and was featured in their magazine ads. She designs and sells digitized traditional and modern quilting designs for longarms on her website, along with books, tools, vintage items, and free detailed tutorials for the Statler Stitcher. You’ll also find a gallery of her antique red and green quilt collection and more.

Anita and her husband, and a few chickens, currently live outside Bucyrus and raise much of their own food in gardens and a greenhouse. You can follow her quilting and gardening/cooking posts on FaceBook at Anita Shackelford PeaceandPlenty

We meet at:

Covenant Baptist Church
5100 Dierker Road
Columbus 43220.

GROUP QUILT 2023 – “From Our Hearts”

From Our Hearts

Thanks to QQ members and friends who purchased tickets and made donations for our group quilt in 2023. Quintessential Quilters will make a $1000 donation to Go Red for Women/American Heart Association. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women. We are pleased to be able to contribute to this women’s health initiative.  The quilt was made by members of QQ and machine quilted by Elise’s Quilting Spa.

From Our Hearts


Mark your calendar for an in-town sew-in at the Old Worthington Library on Saturday,
June 22, beginning at 9:15 a.m. If you would like to attend, please email


Here is the schedule for our upcoming retreats:

  • August 23-25, 2024 — Procter Center, London, Ohio
  • October 25-27, 2024 —  Kirkmont Center, Zanesfield, Ohio
  • March 7-9, 2025 –Shawnee