Colleen Granger

Colleen Granger was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and joined the Air Force shortly after her high school graduation. She served as a helicopter mechanic for seven years before leaving to have her second child.  Colleen has spent the majority of her life in Alaska, making her home in Glennallen. She went kicking and screaming into the world of quilting in the summer of 1998. Until that time, Colleen had been a sewer and thought quilting was a waste of good fabric. But she caught the bug big-time and purchased her long-arm quilting machine just eight months after making her first quilt.

Colleen is a grandmother, mother, wife, sister, and daughter. She enjoys living part-time with her husband, Bill, in Alaska and part-time with her mom, Elaine, in California. 

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Many people get to meet “Mom” as she helps staff Colleen’s booth at quilt shows across the states.  Through her company, Sew Little Time Quilting, Colleen offers machine-quilting services, classes and lectures, patterns, and a variety of notions. Over the years, Colleen’s designs have been featured in national quilting magazines. On several occasions Colleen has been an instructor at the International Quilt Festivals in Houston, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. She enjoys what she does and believes that “if you are not having fun, then you shouldn’t be doing "it" whatever "it" maybe.


Thursday, October 25th

Quilting is Cheaper than Therapy - A look at the lighter side of Quilting
  • The discussion includes: Why would anyone want to be a quilter, it is such a waste of good fabric?
  • Making the transition from sewer to quilter.
  • Needles don't have to break to be changed.
  • How to become a long-arm quilter in less than a month.
  • Preparing your quilt to be machine quilted.
  • Selecting the right batting for your quilt and see the results.
  • Where to find motivation for an original quilting design.
  • There is no such thing as the Quilt Police.

Saturday, October 27th

The Chugach Range

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