Revolving selection of Sarah's quilts.


2018 began well, winning a first prize in Landscapes for "She persisted in her quest to reach the shore and sing the anthem of the sea" at Road to California show, and continued with quilts and articles published in Quilting Arts Magazine, Machine Quilting Unlimited, QuiltMania, plus being accepted into a number of national level shows.

I will be teaching at International Quilt Festival Houston 2018:

  • Tuesday, November 6:  Birch Pond Seasons (all day), class #232
  • Wednesday, November 7:  Collage the Garden:  From Photo to Flower (all day), class #339
  • Thursday, November 8:  Machine Quilting Forum (morning), Class #464
  • Friday, November 9th:  Fine Finishes--An Album of Techniques, Class #525

Full details are on my Class page (click the link at top) and there are pdf supply lists availabe in each class description.  I would love to see you in class.  

If you are interested in booking a workshop, please use the Contact page.  It is so heartwarming to receive feedback such as this from your students:

“Sarah, Your class was really great and I learned a lot. You are an engaging teacher with down to earth instructions and entertaining anecdotes. Thank you so much for traveling all the way to Greenville! - Joanna”

and from Emily who organized the class, "I want to share that  have heard wonderful reviews of the technique along with praise for your teaching style from lots of the women.  "Very informative", "Encouraging", "Addictive,"  "Practical," and "Approachable" are just a few of the accolades!  I personally want to thank you for making the journey north and sharing with all of us."

Comments like these are the greatest reward of teaching!

One of the highlights of my art quilting career, I was one of two debut artists in the Rising Stars exhibit at International Quilt Festival Houston 2017.  After being invited to apply for a solo exhibit, the founders of Festival liked my proposal so much they created an ongoing exhibit, Rising Stars, to spotlight artists whose work has shown growth over time.  My book, The Art of Sarah Ann Smith ... so far, of the 24 quilts in this exhibit, plus 20 more, plus a bit about my life and tips and tricks, is available here.  

There is a new freebie on my Resources page:  how to make the perfect Hanging Sleeve!  Visit my Resources page for all sorts of goodies:  tutorials, videos (including the preview for my DVD workshop), my free bibliography and more, and Class Supply lists for my class offerings.  I also revised my About page to include a less-stuffy statement and, at the bottom, a long list of my publication credits.  I hope you will browse the site and enjoy!

Also, I am on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook...pop over and see me! 

PS:  My two quilts are still lost, probably forever.  But just in case, here is the information:

ALERT:  two of my quilts were lost on or near October 11, 2012, in Lomita, California after having been in two shows.  They are Fields of Gold (left) and Dogwood::Dawn (right).  For more information, please see my blogpost here.  Here are the two missing quilts:

If you know anything about there whereabouts, please use the contact me page and let me know!  Thanks!