Friday, February 27, 2015

Did You Know… 10 Facts about Anna Maria Horner

Tell us if you share any of these facts with Anna to be entered into win 10 yards of fabric from her new Folk Song collection!

Congratulations to Jessica who also shares the love of coffee with Anna!  Stay tuned for more great giveaways from our other amazing FreeSpirit designers!
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Designer Spotlight - Anna Maria Horner Folk Song Collection & FREE projects

Anna Maria Horner shares in her own words her inspiration behind her newest collection Folk Song.

Answering some very earnest enthusiasm for two beloved collections, I am so pleased to re-introduce favorite prints from Good Folks and Little Folks in an assortment that I named Folk Song. The harmonious gathering of these two print collections also inspired a reworking of the Square Dance panel print into a new feature floral called Minor Chords. Folk Song is an essential fourteen-piece collection all printed on FreeSpirit's smooth and illustrative quilting cotton- a very exciting change for the Little Folks prints that were originally available only as cotton voile. The color-saturated yet sweet style of this group is punctuated with my signature palette and hand-drawn style, making these prints a keepsake ingredient in endless handmade items for generations to come. - Anna Maria Horner

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Designer Spotlight - Anna Maria Horner on YouTube!

Learn more about Anna Maria Horner as she shares her inspiration and insights into her fabric collections!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Designer Spotlight - Anna Maria Horner

NEW from FreeSpirit!  Each month we will be highlighting one of our amazing FreeSpirit designers using video, photography, infographs and a profile that includes our “Did You Know… 10 Facts about our FreeSpirit Designer”.  This month we are celebrating Anna Maria Horner!  Anna's newest collection, Folk Song, is hitting stores this month!  

To many the Anna Maria brand means color & inspiration in the form of craft, sewing, 
needlework, books, and friendly how-to. Since 2006 her ever-growing library of fabrics has delighted and adorned creative souls around the globe. She has been the face (or rather the hands as she likes to think) of Janome Sewing Machines since 2011.  As of 2014 Anna Maria is also the founder and proprietor of Nashville's Craft South.  Craft South will open the doors to its permanent location in the Spring of 2015.

There have been varied stops on her path to here, but a common element in all of her work, whether fashion, quilting or fine art, is a passion for the language of color. She continued to realize her point of view in many disciplines and they began to form a dialogue, one bettering the other- promoting growth in her design range. 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 dozens of manufacturers to design homewares, gift items, textiles, authoring three sewing books, and publishing a continuing collection of sewing and needlework patterns. In recent years her focus has intensified in the craft and creative industry where her heart has always been.

Anna Maria and her husband, Jeff, make their home on a rambling and not overly maintained two acres of happiness in Nashville. Their seven children range in age from 19mos to 23. Together they embrace both the charming wonders and the imperfect moments of raising a large family. She is inspired daily by the spontaneity and tempo of it all.

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