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Chapter Two: "Portraits"

  • Long Distance

    Long Distance is inspired by some of my favorite motifs and craft traditions across cultures. It brings together Japanese printmaking processes alongside references to hand-painted French wallpaper and tiny delicate florals. Traditional elements are updated by a shift in scale and a contemporary color palette. Adding figures to these motifs creates a conversation across time and place, rooting these prints in the present. I love the variety of prints in this collection. Some feel bright and happy, like tiny celebrations on fabric, while others seem to whisper subtly to one another. Long Distance is life on fabric; it’s light and airy, dark and sophisticated, a collection of moments gathered together over countries and lifetimes.

    Ships in June 2019

    by Courtney Cerruti for Anna Maria's Conservatory

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  • Second Nature

    Second Nature is a very intentional approach to design by only employing two colors per fabric, but as a whole, creating an enticing spectrum in various scales. While reduced in color numbers, the appeal of the prints is as provoking when they stand alone as it is when they are used alongside the other collections in Conservatory. The opportunity to focus on form with this collection was a breath of fresh air, and a joyful play with my hand-drawn graphics. I’m certain that including these beauties in your patchwork, garments, accessories and home goods will become Second Nature.

    Ships in July 2019

    by Anna Maria Horner for Anna Maria's Conservatory

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  • Souvenir

    I remember the happy days when I was a child walking around the village of my Grandmother in Bavaria, Germany. As a child of the city, the nature of animals, birds, insects, flowers, and mushrooms felt like a new kingdom around me. As much as I was fascinated by all of the diversity of colors, I also enjoyed the discovery. This collection was inspired by the happiness of that time. I hope to inspire quilting happiness in all of you.

    Ships in May 2019

    by Nathalie Lete for Anna Maria's Conservatory

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