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Anna Maria for Conservatory crafts
“Triple Take” builds its beauty off of the simple saturation of the Second Nature collection from Chapter Two. For Chapter Four: “Bouquet”, I have recolored the art and added a bit of pale, reflective color to play along beautifully with the naturalistic and floral tones of “Sunday in the Country” by Nathalie Lete and “Flower Market” by Courtney Cerruti. The Boom Boom panel takes multiple square vignettes and arranges them into a show-stopping presentation of line and color that is as enticing to cut up for patchwork as it is to use as backgrounds for appliqué- not to mention as a whole cloth quilt. Triple Take is a special spectrum of my hand-drawn florals and trademark color that is worth a second and third look!
- designer Anna Maria Horner
- Freespirit Fabrics
- 100% cotton
- fat quarter measure approx 50cm x 50cm
- 11 fat quarters per bundle
- NOTE: The panel will be cut as sympathetically as possible so size may vary.
Anna Maria grew up in a house full of her dad’s paintings and with a closet full of her mom’s handiwork. Beds were warmed by the hand-loomed wool blankets sent by her grandmother from Greece. She and her siblings were warmed by the beautiful hand-knits sent from her grandmother in Indiana. As a kid in the 70’s, she passed store-bought Barbie dresses and instead created her own from her mother’s fabric scraps.
In 1995, after graduating with an Honors Fine Arts Degree in Drawing from the University of Tennessee, Anna Maria opened Handmaiden, a clothing and housewares boutique. Designing clothing served a lifelong interest but she kept her hands in many mediums on a daily basis. Anna Maria’s paintings, both small and large scale, are the part of hundreds of private and commercial collections.
Somewhere around 2001, her fascination with taking an idea through all the necessary steps from her sketchbook to a store shelf sparked the momentum to create a brand. Anna Maria’s fresh perspectives within traditional markets and her vision of being surrounded by the work of her own hands has led her to partnering with more than two dozen manufacturers to design homewares, gift items, textiles, authoring three sewing books, and publishing a continuing collection of sewing and needlework patterns. Her focus has intensified in the craft and creative industry where her heart has always been.
Anna Maria and her family make their home on a rambling two acres in Nashville, Tennessee. She works from a lofty, attic studio filled with fabric, thread, drawings, scribbled schemes and the remnants of intermittent playtime with children. She is the mother of seven who range in age from 5 to 26. Anna Maria is incredibly thankful to be able to seek out her artistic goals in the presence of her family and is inspired by the spontaneity and tempo of life.
More about Conservatory Crafts:
Conservatory gathers and translates beautiful art from uniquely talented artists into textiles, quilt patterns and crafts that inspire you to create your own beauty. Our hope is that you love our art, and treasure what you’ve made.
Expanding upon her successful path as an artist, quilter, writer, and creative brand, Anna Maria curates and collaborates with artists who exemplify and complement her timeless and fine art based approach to design. Each of the artists and their work reside in diverse corners of the worldwide creative community and contribute something special to Conservatory.