Folk Flower Block – Online Class

Modern quilter and fabric designer, Anna Maria Horner, teaches you how to make this basic folk-inspired flower block using floral print scraps.

About Anna Maria Horner

Anna Maria Horner is an American artist, designer, author, and educator. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1976, and grew up in a family of artists and musicians. Horner has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and began her career as a jewelry designer before transitioning to fabric design.

Horner is best known for her vibrant and eclectic fabric designs, which are inspired by a variety of sources including nature, folk art, and vintage textiles. Her fabric collections are produced by FreeSpirit Fabrics and have been used in a wide range of sewing and quilting projects.

In addition to her work as a fabric designer, Horner is also an author and has published several books on sewing, quilting, and embroidery. She has also taught classes and workshops on these topics and has appeared on various television shows and podcasts to share her expertise.

Horner is known for her passion for creativity and her desire to help others find their own creative voice. She has been involved in a variety of community projects, including creating public art installations and organizing workshops and events for children and adults.

Anna Maria Horner is a multi-talented artist and designer who has made a significant impact on the world of fabric design and sewing. Her unique and colorful designs continue to inspire and delight sewists and quilters around the world.

Her notable works

Fabric Collections: Horner has designed many fabric collections for FreeSpirit Fabrics, including the popular collections “Good Folks,” “Innocent Crush,” and “Fibs and Fables.” Her fabrics are known for their vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and unique designs.

Quilts: Horner is an accomplished quilter and has created many stunning quilts over the years. Her quilts often feature intricate piecing and applique techniques, as well as bold color combinations and unexpected design elements.

Books: Horner has authored several books on sewing, quilting, and embroidery, including “Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing,” “Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook,” and “Handmade Beginnings: 24 Sewing Projects to Welcome Baby.” Her books are known for their clear instructions, beautiful photography, and creative project ideas.

Art Installations: Horner has created several large-scale public art installations, including a colorful mural in Nashville’s East Nashville neighborhood and a mixed-media installation at the Tennessee Governor’s Mansion. Her installations often feature bright colors, bold patterns, and a sense of whimsy and playfulness.

About this pattern

In this pattern, you will learn how to piece a background, fussy cut fabric, and reverse applique the flower and leaves using a sewing machine (no hand-stitching required).

The flower block can be made in several different sizes, so piece them together in whatever way you like to create a quilt that is bursting with colour and texture.

Get this folk-inspired flower block here.

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