Textile Designers We Love: Anna Maria Horner
Being a mother of five doesn't slow down one of our favorite fabric designers, Anna Maria Horner. Check out her beautiful fabrics and creative projects you are sure to love.
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Anna Maria Horner has several different lines of fabric (Bohemian, Chocolate Lollipop, Garden Party) each with its own whimsical personality. Drawing Room her latest collection has a lovely handmade-vintage approach. We loved the artistic look of this fabric and thought it was perfect to frame in embroidery hoops and display on the wall or in a bookcase.
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Anna Maria even has a project for the dog! Here she wrapped an ordinary leash in her bold Garden Party fabric, making Fido's evening walk even more stylish.
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Pretty Garden Wall Quilt
Created from her bold Garden Party line, this patchwork quilt combines all of Anna Maria's funky fabrics into one cohesive look.
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Made out of a rich palette of cotton canvas and trimmed with beautiful patterned fabric, Anna Maria's a.m. Kitchen line of aprons and linens is perfect for any kitchen. These modern, yet traditional aprons are topped off with a cute embroidery, such as this tea kettle.
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Dress Up the Kitchen
Also from her a.m. Kitchen line comes these adorable kitchen towel sets. Available in three color-ways (and themes), the towel sets would make a great gift.
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Around the House
One of our favorite designs from Anna Maria's Drawing Room line was beautiful print, Nouveau Bouquet. Its bold pattern was perfect to dress up any ordinary bath room. To make it into a simple shower curtain, we folded the fabric over to make a rod pocket, and then slid it into place.
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These adorable pincushions are designed by Anna Maria out of her Garden Party fabric. Garden party is a bold and whimsical design that is perfect for sewing and quilting projects.
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Birdcage on a Chain Quilt
Anna Maria brought her Drawing Room fabric to life with this beautiful quilt, Birdcage on a Chain. The intricate design and large size make it just right to throw over the end of the bed.
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Detail Savvy Quilt
We absolutely fell in love with beautiful details of this free form quilt made out of Anna Maria's fabrics. She mixed beautiful hand embroidering with appliques.
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Puppy Tote Bag
One of Anna Maria's trademarks are simple silhouettes. Whether on a canvas or as an applique, like she did here, they are adorable.
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Combining her quilters weight fabric with decor weight fabric, this square quilt is a unique look of bold pinks paired with a cool turquoise back. This quilt was also featured on the cover of Anna Maria's new book, Seams to Me.
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Get more ideas from Anna Maria with her first book, Seams to Me. It is filled with 24 beautiful projects you are sure to love.
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Meet Anna Maria
This Tennessee native has had the artistic bug since she was a child, making Barbie clothes out of fabric scraps. Anna Maria's four lines of fabric bring to life her passion for bold color mixed with vintage charm. This busy mom does it all, from textile design to her new book Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing (coming out Fall 2008), and her handmade original artwork and rug. We are sure to love what's next from Anna Maria.