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Welcome to Anna Lena's

Welcome to Anna Lena's. I'm Karen Snyder. For years I had a quilt shop in Long Beach, Washington, I designed fabric and wrote quilting books and patterns and taught and lectured about quilting. Late in 2013, I bought a house in Sweden and retired! Well, almost retired. I still have the occasional quilt design in a magazine and lecture and teach when my schedule allows. It's a great life!

Here at AnnaLena.com you'll find information about my Lectures and Classes, Free Quilt Patterns, a link to Anna Lena Land - my blog, and more! Use the navigation tools at the left to make your way around the site.

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I love to do presentations to guilds and groups, and my lectures cover a range of quilting subjects, from The Great Mill Girl Experiment (a history of the textile industry in America) to Quilts of the Depression Era to Those Fabulous Fat Quarters.

Books and Classes

I've written four quilting books and love to teach classes. Two of my books - Bundles of Fun and Fat Quarter Fun - are based on making quilts from Fat Quarters; one - Big Print Quilts - uses large scale and novelty prints and the fourth - Quilts From My Garden - has garden inspired quilts, projects and recipes. I am available to teach any quilt or project from any of the books for groups, guilds and quilt shops.

Meet Me Online

I love to keep in touch with friends, both personal and virtual, through my blog - Anna Lena Land - and through Facebook. There I share my love of quilting and my love of Sweden!

Free Quilt Patterns

The free quilt patterns on this site were designed to support different fabric collections that I designed through the years. While the fabrics are now out of print, the patterns can be used over and over again with any fabrics. Enjoy them - and send me a photo of your finished quilt, if you have the time.



The slideshow is a photo presentation of my shop in Long Beach. For me a trip down memory lane. I thought you might enjoy them, too!

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