Anita Ellis and Hillside Quilting

I am Anita Ellis, an accomplished Quilting Educator who inspires and mentors’ students around Australia in the art of patchwork & quilting, both on domestic sewing machines, long arm machines, and everything in between.

“When teaching, I draw on all my previous experience of quilting hundreds of quilts through my long arm business so that I am able to share fresh and innovative ideas with my students. The students learn to really ‘think out of the box’.”

Teaching became my passion when I realized the pleasure it gave me to pass on my skills to new quilters.  I am a long-standing contributor at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival where I continue to develop and deliver workshops and classes to many professional long arm and domestic machine quilters.

I am now a full-time quilting educator and Westalee Design Accredited Tutor working across the industry with major manufacturers, quilting & patchwork shops, guilds, professional long arm quilters and individuals, delivering bespoke training packages.

“It’s great to bring a student onto show quilt status, but the real pleasure for me comes from seeing a dispersed regional quilting community come together to build their skills in a sharing and caring environment. Quilting can be a solitary hobby, but the energy and enthusiasm generated when such a group comes together is magical. “

New quilters often lack guidance on how to start.  I can build up your confidence by bringing together free-motion quilting, quilting with rulers and design techniques.

I use my own tried and tested methods to provide the first building blocks via online classes, phone support and group/shop classes.

You can contact me on 0430 135281 or email and we can discuss your requirements further.