Hello!

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. Alphabet Summer is a website where you’ll find more about my quilting, my traveling, and AshleyNickelsmy writing.

I am a quilter, teacher, and writer in San Francisco, California. I grew up surrounded by quilters– making my first nine-patch at age eight– and was designing my own bags by high school. I spent the first ten years of my career as a classroom teacher in Spain and San Francisco, teaching both English and Spanish literature and language. I now work full time in the creative community, teaching in-person and online sewing and quilting classes, writing, and running my business, Alphabet Summer. My most recent work has been published in QuiltCon magazine, and I am a regular contributor to the Dear Handmade Life blog. My classes can be found online at Creativebug and CreativeLive. Find out more about my complete class offerings here on my website or by signing up for my mailing list here.

Read the latest here! See you soon.

-Ashley

(Photo courtesy of Isabel French)

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