Rosaland Hannibal

Rosaland Hannibal is a recognized machine art quilter with over 20 years experience who teaches art, quilting, and machine quilting.


  • Used machine quilting to create pieces for commission work and has had a quilt published
  • Taught beginning quilt making, rotary cutting and machine quilting to many students in the Phoenix area


Rosaland Hannibal was a writer for The Spruce Crafts covering the topic of machine quilting. Hannibal has been sewing since childhood and began making quilts in 1995. She began by creating four small wall quilts using the then very new technique of transferring photographs to fabric, with only a book as a guide for those first small quilts. The adventure left her wanting to know more and her progression to machine quilting was well on its way.

She has used machine quilting to create wallhangings for family members, machine quilted pieces for commission work and has had a quilt published. Her African Attic Windows quilt was featured in the book "Attic Windows: Quilts with a View." 

Hannibal collaborated on an art quilt titled Focus on Darfur that was juried into Art Quilts XII in 2007. All of the quilting was done using free-motion techniques and quilted by Hannibal on her sewing machine.

Hannibal has taught beginning quilt making, rotary cutting and machine quilting to many students in the Phoenix area. She currently freelances as an art instructor and works in youth behavioral health services. ​


Hannibal has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the Notre Dame de Namur University and a Master of Science in counseling studies from Capella University.

Expertise: Quilting
Education: Notre Dame de Namur University, Capella University
Location: Glendale, Arizona

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