Ann W.  Hazelwood, the author of the new AQS fiction book The Basement Quilt, began her quilting career in 1970 by producing a line of patchwork items called “Patches, etc.” In 1979, her home-based business became brick and mortar on Main Street in Historic St. Charles, Missouri. By 1984, Ann had opened the Patches Craft Center for needlework clientele, and in 1992, she opened the Button Shoppe on the same street. In 1995, the premiere issue of  The Quilt Sampler  featured Patches, etc., as one of the Ten Best Shops.

Ann has become a quilt historian, collector, lecturer, and author of many quilt-related writings, including “Pretty Perky Polka Dots.” Her love of red and white was celebrated with an exhibit of her quilt collection at the National Quilt Museum, in Paducah, Kentucky. She is also a quilt appraiser certified by AQS.

Her awards include Small Business Person of the Year, Retailer of the Year, and the Sacajawea Award for historic preservation. She was presented with the Lifetime Civic Award from the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce.

Ann’s other books for AQS are 100 Sweet Treats by & for Quilters and 100 Things to Know If You Own a Quilt.

The Basement Quilt is Ann first work of fiction and will be followed by The Potting Shed Quilt and The Funeral Parlor Quilt.

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Congratulations, Ann! Knowing you, your books will be full of quilt facts as well as fiction. So happy for you!
My best,

Debby Hughey

Thanks so much for continuing to share your love and knowledge of quilting. The knowledge that you have as appraiser and quilt historian will add authenticity to all your writings.
Member of Flower Valley Quilt Guild since 1996

Judy Price

Hi I have read the Basement Quit through the Quilts on Main street Loved them was wondering if the story would be continuing in more books?

Yes, Judy, Ann Hazelwood has continued this series. Look for The Potting Shed Quilt, The Funeral Parlor Quilt, The Jane Austen Quilt Club, and The Ghostly Quilts on Main which have already been released here: Ann has one more book in the series that is not yet in print, Quilted Lilies.

Linda Smith

I love Ann Hazelwood and all the books she writes !! She is a beautiful lady and is down to earth. Her writing skills are a Blessing from God . Every one needs to sit down and read 1 book and you will be hooked for life !! I just finished reading Quilted Secrets and can’t wait for the new one in September. Also some of her first books are hard to find !! I only lack 2 lol .
God Bless you Ann and keep writing .

Hi Linda, If you have difficulty finding her first books, you might try You can find all of her books there. Thanks, Betsey