Anna Maria Horner


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Anna Maria Horner grew up in a house full of her dad's paintings and with a closet full of her mom's handi-work. Beds were warmed by the hand-loomed wool blankets sent by her grandmother from Greece. The busy little bodies of her and her siblings were warmed by the beautiful hand-knits of their 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. A simple start to a diverse path.

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. This retail space served as the home base for Anna Maria's clothing line which she designed and produced, together with her mom. Eventually, the label was offered to the wholesale market, where it sold at several stores across the country.

 Designing clothing served an interest that she had since childhood.  Anna Maria kept her hands in many mediums on a daily basis. Her love of fabrics and patterns also spilled onto the canvas. In the midst of clothing design and production, she stayed active artistically by exhibiting in galleries regularly. Her paintings, both small and large scale, are a part of hundreds of private and commercial collections.

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. Continuing to realize her point of view in many disciplines, led to a stream of artistic growth. 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, schemes and the remnants of intermittent playtime with the 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.




 
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Algae Cottage

Algea Cottage

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Anna Maria Horner Conservatory Pathways Quilt Pattern pdf

Pathways Quilt made with FreeSpirit English Summer, Vestige & Savernake Road for Anna Maria's Conservatory Quilt Designed by Anna Maria Horner & Pam Matthews Aavailable with fabric purchase only.

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Anna Maria Horner Conservatory - Savernake Road Quilt Pattern pdf

Savernake Road Quilt made with FreeSpirit Savernake Road by Monika Forsberg for Anna Maria's Conservatory Quilt Designed by Anna Maria Horner & Pam Matthews Available with fabric purchase only.

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Anna Maria Horner Conservatory - Vestige Quilt Pattern pdf

Vestige Quilt, made with FreeSpirit Vestige by Bookhou for Anna Maria's Conservatory Quilt Designed by Anna Maria Horner & Pam Matthews. Available with fabric purchase only.

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Anna Maria Horner Conservatory -English Summer Quilt Pattern pdf

English Summer Quilt made with FreeSpirit English Summer by Anna Maria Horner for Anna Maria's Conservatory Quilt Designed by Anna Maria Horner & Rhea Butler Available with fabric purchase only.

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Courthope Cheery



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Courthope Grape



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Courthope Julep



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English Summer Bundle

Nine fat quarters and three half metres (Name Drop), includes all of the English Summer fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Conservatory range.

Price:     $ 115.00 NZD



 

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Estelle Blue



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Estelle Magenta



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Estelle Saffron



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Free Darling



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Free Mischief



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Free Taffy



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Gossip Marine



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Gossip Taffy



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Gossip Whisper



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Leaning Army



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Leaning Jade



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Leaning Violet



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Line Dance Dazzle



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Line Dance Deep



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Line Dance Ruby



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Lisburne Clear



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Lisburne Murky



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Lisburne Punch



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Myst Over Achiever

Myst Over Achiever

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Name Drop Fuschia



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Name Drop Pewter



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Name Drop Tropical



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Orchid Solid

Orchid Solid

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Preening Forest



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Preening Kind



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Preening Zinnia



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Rona Aqua



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Rona Grey



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Rona Red



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Savernake Road Fat Quarter Bundle

Fifteen fat quarters, includes all of the Savernake Road fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Conservatory range.

Price:     $ 115.00 NZD



 

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Serpentine Solid

Serpa Solid

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Shapes Charcoal



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Shapes Rose



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Shapes Sea



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Shirlock Eggplant



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Shirlock Forest



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Shirlock Indigo



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Soma Aqua



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Soma Avocado



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Soma Plum



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Spring Solid

Sprin Solid

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Tilli Rain Caramel



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Tilli Rain Magenta



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Tilli Rain Natural



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Tourist Amethyst



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Tourist Peridot



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Tourist Ruby



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Vestige Bundle

Twelve fat quarters a, includes all of the Vestige fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Conservatory range.

Price:     $ 93.00 NZD



 

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Woven Dots Blush



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Woven Dots Fog



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Woven Dots Petal



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