Anna Maria Horner is one of those creative spirits enables you to change your view, to try something maybe a little out of your comfort zone yet still feel so familiar that it is both exciting to to see and with a warm sense of nostalgia. Does that make sense? I hope so because that is I think why both Amanda and I love her so. We were lucky enough to join her for a workshop a couple of years ago that the Oxford Modern Quilt Guild hosted and the ease and calm she brings makes you feel part of family instantly. We had planned to host her in August for a special event, but but we are watching the world events at this time which has put a spanner in the works. We will let you know more as soon as we can on future plans. But for the moment. Let’s focus on her wonderful new collection Hindsight. Don’t forget to see this new collection here . ( Note: We have ordered the 108″ wideback which has been delayed but should be with us July and don’t forget your coordinating solids: Spruce, Macaw, Pear, Solar).
Here’s what Anna Maria says in her own words,
Hindsight is a very joyful look back at my body of work over the last 15 years in fabric design. It is impossible not to mention how much the community of quilting has continued to inspire my work and therefore this collection. Traveling and teaching classes allows me to watch various coveted pieces of fabrics from all points in time come together to create beautiful vignettes. That celebratory mingling as well as my own desire to look back at my art and reimagine it with fresh eyes was the guiding inspiration in Hindsight. The showy “Guest of Honor” flower now has a sparkling “Center” and floats among the boisterous “Summer Totem” blooms and branches. “Sinister Swarm” moths invade and dance through the thicket of “Small Gathering”. The abstract “Volumes” stack of books gets painted with “True Colors”. “Echinacea” breaks its own norm and single fields are dappled with many sunset rich hues. I hope that Hindsight feels like a treasure hunt of favorites and contributes to new discoveries in art and patchwork.