Alex Anderson’s love of quilting all began in 1978 when she completed her grandmother’s “Flower Garden” quilt as part of her work towards a degree in art from San Francisco State University. Since then she has focused on understanding fabric relationships and developing an intense appreciation of traditional quilts and beautiful quilting surface design.

The author of 30 books in four languages selling over 1 million copies worldwide, Anderson is a designer of fabrics with RJR Fabrics, and co- creator with RNK Distributing (Floriani) of the Quilters Select brand.

She is showing an array of her quilts, from vintage pieces based on traditional designs to newer, more contemporary work, through Feb. 28 at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, 1983 Second Street, and Livermore.

An artist’s reception is set for Sunday, Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to attend the reception or to view the show during regular business hours.

Anderson is a founding partner of “The Quilt Show.com” and The Quilt Life magazine (publisher AQS) with Ricky Tims. ”The Quilt Show” is the world’s first full-service interactive online video/web TV show created just for quilters worldwide. With more than 140,000 registered members in more than 100 countries, “The Quilt Show.com’s” mission is “to educate, inspire, entertain, connect and grow the world quilting community in a fun, positive and interactive environment.”

The Quilt Life Magazine (2009 – 2014) celebrated the lifestyle of contemporary quilt makers in a fresh and beautiful format. In 2010, it was named one of the The Library Journal’s top 10 new magazines.

Anderson was awarded the 2008 Silver Star, an award given annually by the International Quilt Festival to a quilter “whose work and influence has made — and continues to make — a sizable and positive impact on the quilting industry and community.”

In 2009, she was chosen by the readers of Quilter’s Newsletter magazine as “The Most Influential Person in The Quilting Industry” in a three-way tie with Tims and Karey Bresenhan of Quilts, Inc.

“My personal mission is not only to share my love of quilting with anyone who will listen, but to educate and encourage those interested in quilting as clearly and simply as possible, so quilting can continue to be handed down from generation to generation,” Anderson says.

For more information about Anderson or her quilts, visit her websites at www.alexandersonquilts.com and www.thequiltshow.com.

For information on the reception or to arrange a private showing, contact Cher Wollard at 925-784-4679 or cherw@cherw.com.