Anna Maria Horner brings a collection of her favourite artists together in a new collaboration called “Anna Maria’s Conservatory.” Anna Maria’s Conservatory is a gathering of beautiful art from uniquely talented artists. This art is then translated onto textiles so that you can create something even more beautiful than ever imagined. English Summer is the third collection in the “Conservatory”, and is designed by Anna Maria Horner.
Anna Maria is curator and lead colorist for Conservatory. She has been designing fabrics exclusively for Free Spirit Fabrics since 2005. Her trademark vivacious fabrics are inspired by her love of nature, fashion and art. Her sense of color keeps her collections new and nostalgic all at once, and her Conservatory fabrics alongside the other artists harmonize everyone for a lovely and diverse presentation.
Anna Maria writes about her inspiration for English Summer: “When I think of England, I will think of flowers– especially after a beautiful Summer stay there last year. Most notable in my journey was the chance to inhabit a small 13th century Oxfordshire cottage that sat on the most beautiful, imperfect, and blossoming garden. Most of the florals in my English Summer collection were inspired by my exploring those grounds as well as my walks around London and Oxford. The mix of prints is meant to share the beauty of those naturalistic florals along with the ethnic and architectural inspirations that convey the special and unique place that is England. The scale and direction of the prints is perfect for fussy cutting quilts and creating beautiful garments and accessories and the palettes can inspire diverse directions towards modern or traditional quilting.”
Fabric is 100% quilting weight cotton.
FREE PATTERN! Every Conservatory fabric collection has a Quilt Pattern that is sold only through select exclusive stockists (and we are one!). These quilts beautifully show off the individual collections and will inspire your next patchwork! AND, every Chapter has an additional pattern that uses fabrics from all three Chapter collections!
If you have purchased any of the English Summer fabrics, the English Summer Quilt Pattern and the Pathways Quilt Pattern are available to you for FREE. Please do not purchase these patterns. A code will be posted to you with your fabric purchase so you can return to the pattern pages and get the patterns for free!