Ever since the beginning of my sewing journey, I have admired Anna Maria Horner. Some of my favorite prints are hers and my house is decorated with her linens (two sets of curtains), laminate (my kitchen table cloth) and cottons (ironing board, pillows, quilts, I could go on and on…) Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Anna is more than a fabric designer. She has written three books: Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook, Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing, and Handmade Beginnings. She is an ambassador for Janome sewing machines, owns the retail and workshop space called Craft South, teaches at her store and through Creative Bug and is a wife and mother of seven.
I have heard stories of her warmth and generosity. Only when I met her at Quilt Con, did I get to see those characteristics in person. During our conversation, we talk about how her childhood supported her career as an artist, the progress of her career starting out as a boutique fabric store owner to her new space at Craft South, the inner workings of the fabric industry, her advice about living your brand, why she loves recording Creative Bug classes and how she stays true to her brand and artistic vision.
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Notes from the Show:
Anna’s advice about cutting and sewing rayon fabrics
Anna’s post about the look and feel of rayon fabrics
Lawn Quilt Contest with Cotton and Steel Fabrics
Tales from the Green Valley tv series