Anna Maria Horner is one of the globe's great creative trailblazers, with fingers in most creative pies we can literally hear the squeals of delight as we announce her visit to Amitie.
Trained as a Fine Artist, Anna Maria’s eclectic style is influenced by the cultural richness of her Greek heritage, her creative family, fashion and contemporary art. Her creative journey has seen many transformations but carries an overarching theme of colour, vibrancy and beautiful composition. Amitie has been a great fan of Anna Maria’s since her first fabric range, Bohemian was released in 2006 and we love what she contributes to the world of patchwork.
Chris Jurd is a renowned Quilt designer and teacher, known for her bold colours, adventurous use of fabrics and her great variety in style. Her quilts are inspired by both traditional quilts and the wonderful modern fabrics available. Amitie is pleased to be hosting Chris for a weekend exploring some of her favourite techniques including Foundation Paper piecing, Fussy Cutting and Curved piecing. With 17 years of teaching experience, Chris’s workshops will be packed with technique and lots of wonderful tricks and insights to inspire even the most experienced quilters.
Learn more about Chris' classes:
Day 1: 'Pickled Fish'
Day 2: 'Snowball Circle'
Jessica Wheelahan is an exciting new name in the patchwork world. With a truly distinctive style, she has embraced Improvisational Quilting and given it her own touch. Her quilts are multi- textured, with strong bold colours and heavy stitching. She describes them as ‘Story Quilts’, often using words or phrases and abstract images to create wonderful collage style quilts.
Jess comes from a Fine Arts background and has already claimed some notable awards including 1st place in the Category for Improv at the AMQ in 2016.
Jessica is passionate about all aspects of art and design and is a keen collector of cloth. Her workshops are sure to be fun and immensely creative where participants can explore the possibilities of art within patchwork.