Fiber Artist, Teacher, Longarm Quilting


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Hollyhocks by Allison Wilbur 2015

Hollyhocks by Allison Wilbur 2015

My love of quilting has many inspirations. My mother was a watercolor artist and taught me a love of color. My father is a cabinet maker who taught me to value geometry and symmetry. My years of study and travel around the world have exposed me to color combinations, patterns, and motifs that are reflected in my work. More importantly, they have helped me find a way to use my love of quilting as a voice to raise awareness about the lives of women around the world and hopefully to inspire other quilters to find a way to get involved in bringing about positive changes for women.

Quilt for Change
I am Co Founder of Quilt for Change. We create challenge art quilt exhibits for display at the United Nations and venues across the U.S. The challenges are themed on issues important to women around the world and are a call for awareness and action to improve the lives of women everywhere.

Fiber Artist
I am a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and the co-representative for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island regional SAQA group. I am most comfortable in the intersection between art and quilting and enjoy dyeing fabric, creating my own designs, and using surface design techniques and embellishments to create fiber art. My work has been exhibited in museums, fine art galleries and at quilt shows. To see a selection of my fiber art, please visit my gallery.

Trunk Shows and Workshops

I lecture and teach workshops with a focus on foreign inspirations and machine quilting. If your guild is looking for a trunk show – please suggest my name!

Longarm Quilting

I am a professional  (you bring me your pieced or appliquéd quilt top and I quilt the three layers together). My studio is in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Quilting Classes

I teach at Knit One Quilt Too in Barrington, RI. My most popular class is Machine Quilting, an nine session class that gives you a solid foundation in machine quilting on your home machine and a large library of design choices.

I have open studios where you can come try out art quilting techniques and spend a creative day with like minded quilters. The next creative day is November 13 (Sunday) at my studio in Bristol, RI. Contact me for more info.

Quilts for Sale

I sell my quilts and create custom order quilts start to finish, including memory quilts to celebrate life milestones — graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and births.


I vend at quilt shows selling foreign fabrics, patterns, and vintage lace, trim, ribbons, buttons and fabric – a wonderful assortment of embellishments that work beautifully not only for quilting, but also scrapbooking, doll making, and fashion.

How can you contact me?

To contact me about any of these services, please use the Contact Me form on this website.


“I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with last night’s speaker. She has definitely lived a very heartfelt life using textiles as her vehicle for good will and charity. As I said … at the completion of her talk, she deserved a standing ovation. How nice of her to share her love of fabrics and handwork with all of us. I, for one, loved seeing her collection.”
– Dotty Morris, Cabin Branch Quilters, Woodbridge, VA

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