A Visit from Anna Maria Horner

What a great way to kick off the new year!

Anna Maria Horner first led a Workshop on “Color Fluency” where we discussed the color wheel and then curated a random set of fabrics into a coherent color palette. Anna Maria discussed how to use prints and, while some combinations may seem random, the  different colors are bound together by color and value. It was a very small peek into how she achieves her beautiful quilt palettes and print combinations.

At our monthly guild meeting, Anna Maria shared a staggering collection of gorgeous quilts, walking us through her creative journey. Her fascinating lecture included how her creative career has evolved from design school through to today, and how she learned to quilt on the way! Each quilt came with a story and many “oohs” and “aahs” from the audience.

Perfectly pairing with the workshop and lecture, Wooden Gate Quilts set up a pop-up shop so that members could get their hands on the fabulous fabrics and patterns used in Anna Maria’s quilts. This was a treat that we very much appreciated and will definitely repeat again!

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Special Guest Rashida Coleman Hale

Fabric designer, artist, and author Rashida Coleman-Hale visited the guild this month. Rashida, a founding designer with Cotton & Steel Fabrics, shared her personal story and design process with the guild. She took us from inspiration, through ideation and sketching, to fabric on the shelves! Rashida patiently answered all of our questions and brought yards and yards of her new fabric collection for us to see and touch. She even brought us goodies that a few lucky members took home!

 

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