Lisa Erlandson

Grand Rapids 2019

Lisa Erlandson is a compulsive quilt collector whose habit has led to several quilt-related specialties. An AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles, lecturer, quilt show judge, teacher, and quilt historian, she also owns Le Retreat House in Gainesville, Texas. Lisa shares an extensive collection of antique quilts during many of her lectures. She has spoken internationally and teaches and lectures at venues from small local guilds to national quilt shows. She also judges quilt shows ranging from county fairs to statewide shows, and is a past president of the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG). Lisa wrote the pattern instructions for quilts made by AQSG members and published in the 2013 book Revival! A Study of Early 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts, published by Kansas City Star Books. She also served as the designer for the latest AQSG book, In War Time: A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850 – 1865. Learn more at

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