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Introducing Tambourine by Anna Maria Horner

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:36 AM

Introducing Tambourine by Anna Maria Horner

Tambourine by Anna Maria Horner

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Anna Maria's booth at fall Quilt Market drew us in.

Her new collection shows one of her classic themes, Folk Art.

Tambourine by Anna Maria Horner

Tambourine is a diverse mix of imagery that celebrates nature, rhythm and fine details. The flora and fauna colored with moody and rich palettes go beyond the more typical cute folk look, but travel to more exotic and authentic places.

 
Spotted in the Crowd

If Anna Maria Horner is a long time favorite designer of yours, you will be happy to see her leopard print has returned! Originally in her Field Study collection, now at a slightly smaller scale. Anna Maria is in the mindset that a leopard print always works!



 Bird Watching

 Anna Maria began by drawing overlocking loops and filling the shapes in with lyrical animals. Inspired by an Ukranian artist Maria Prymachencko, whose celebrated work was largely influenced by folklore. An accomplished artist at 16, Maria P. was a contemporary of Matisse and Picasso.







Messages. 
One of Anna Maria's favorites,she wanted to create a simple rhythmical flower. She paired flowers together vertically in a repeat, which mimics how we scroll on a text message on our phones. These flowers are having a lovely conversation!






Gypsy Heart & Hidden 

Two prints that add light and sparkle, blending the colorways and focus prints together. Anna Maria sketches traditionally, but composes digitally on an iPad. She loves that even with technology, the tablet shows her hand drawn line work and little imperfections. 



Shop the Tambourine Collection with us!





*photography and insights included in post are from Anna Maria Horner*



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PreOrder Pinkerville with us at Happy Apple Quilts!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:55 AM

PreOrder Pinkerville with us at Happy Apple Quilts!

A whole team of us went to Fall Quilt Market in November, ready to see the latest and greatest of what the quilt industry is creating.  When we saw Tula Pink's booth at Quilt Market we wanted to jump into her world! Her newest collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics leads us into a dream world!

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Make your own fabric strips on our AccuQuilt Studio Die Cutter

We all love jelly rolls, but what if your new favorite fabric collection doesn’t come in a precut 2 1/2” strip? Let’s finish off Strippy September with learning to create your own strips.  With our AccuQuilt Studio, within minutes you can cut fabric strips for your next quilt with ease and precision, and no rotary cutting.  Save the wear and tear on your cutting mat, save the sharpness of your rotary blade, and save your back from all that cutting.  You will find using the AccuQuilt Studio is the best option for fabric cutting.

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Use the Best Quilt Ruler in Town, the Stripology Squared!

Our favorite ruler for cutting strips is the Stripology Squared ruler designed by Gudrun Erla for Creative Grids.  We love how versatile this ruler is - it is not a ‘one trick pony’! Yes, you can cut strips with this ruler and there is so much more!  You can also square up half square triangle blocks, square and trim blocks up to 12”, sub-cut strips, fussy cut, and more!

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Join us for a Strippy September!

Monday, August 20, 2018 2:41 PM

Join us for a Strippy September!

As quilter's we all love fabric and when it comes in pretty little rolls, we love it even more! An entire collection of fabric rolled in to pre-cut 2 1/2" strips - what is better? Learn with us online for the month of September as we discuss the best strip piecing techniques, our favorite strip cutting rulers, and our best friend - the AccuQuilt! All here on our blog for the month of September, we want to make sure you are inspired to sew with strips!

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