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.
Souvenir, by designer Nathalie Lete, is the first collection of the Second Chapter – Portraits – in Conservatory.
Nathalie writes about her inspiration for 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.”
Fabric is 100% quilting weight cotton.
Nathalie Lete was born in 1964. She lives and works in Paris. She works in many ways, mixing different techniques and mediums, illustration, ceramics, textile and painting … She is inspired by her travels, but also by the mixing of vintage toys and old engravings of flowers and animals. Her work is colourful, naive and poetic, sometimes strange, to the point of tending towards art brut. Her world is nurtured by popular and folk art from her both origins (her Chinese father and her German mother). She produces children’s and graphic’s books, knitted and stuffed toys, glass pictures, patterned dishes, but also postcards, ceramic sculptures, silkscreen printed t-shirts, rugs and jewels in limited edition … and also now cotton fabrics!
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 Souvenir fabrics, the Souvenir Quilt Pattern and the Portraits Quilt Pattern are available to you for FREE. Please do not purchase these patterns. A code will be emailed to you with your fabric purchase receipt so you can return to the pattern pages and get the pattern for free!