Barbara Polston

Quilter by Avocation


Quilting is my passion. I’ve never met a quilt I didn’t like and I know I’m not alone!

I make quilts, some of which have won awards. I judge quilts as a professional quilt judge trained by the West Coast Quilt Judging Academy. I write extensively about quilting. I’m happy to share what I know in classes and through talks that I hope entertain and enlighten.

Here, I share my quilts, my thoughts, and my workshop and lecture offerings. I look forward to hearing from you!

My First Book!

Quilting with Doilies: Inspiration, Techniques
and Projects

  • 10 complete project patterns
  • 17 of my favorite quilting techniques

Shipping in early 2015!

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Barbara Polston

Barbara Polston is an award-winning quiltmaker, designer, and author. Her awards include Best of Show, Best Miniature, and Best Amateur Machine Quilting.

Barbara is the Editor of The Quilting Quarterly, the Journal of The National Quilting Association, Inc. Prior to that, she was a Contributing Editor for American Quilter, the magazine of the American Quilter’s Society. Her column, “Piecing Life Together,” is carried across the United States and Canada in The Country Register family of newspapers. Barbara has served on the Boards of Directors of Arizona Quilters Guild, The National Quilting Association, and the Association of Pacific West Quilters. Additionally, she was the Founder of Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame, served as its first President, and was honored with induction September 2013.

Barbara has called Phoenix, Arizona home for over 25 years. She shares her life with family, friends, two cats, and her beloved Puppy Brian.