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 he studio set among the gum trees of Warrandyte on the rural edge of Melbourne. This is an inspiring place to create new teaching materials and share my skills with local quilters.

Why not book a domestic machine class today so that you too can improve your quilting skills.You can also book a one on one session on my A1 long arm quilting machine.  Great for if you are a beginner or more advanced quilter looking for inspiration.

You can contact me on 0430 135281 or email and we can discuss your requirements further. I cater for individuals and groups from my teaching space here in Warrandyte.