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CraftSanity Episode 73: A Very Long Chat with Designer Anna Maria Horner

anna.jpgThe wait is over, folks! Tune in now to a special extended version of the CraftSanity podcast to hear a chat with designer Anna Maria Horner. On this episode, Anna Maria, 35, of Nashivlle, talks about her work, her life as a mother of five and the challenges and blessings she’s experienced on the road to becoming the successful designer she is today. Prepare to laugh and cry as you listen to Anna Maria tell her story.

fabric00.jpgSprinkled into the conversation are questions from four lucky fans who will each get a stack of Anna’s awesome new Drawing Room fabrics. So what are you waiting for? Tune in to find out if you won!

While you’re surfing around on Anna Maria’s blog, be sure to check out these fun project tutorials: felt garland, tote-able towel and this magic one for making super circle appliques. (The circle trick is so awesome, that it just might change your life!)

Anna Maria will be coming back on the show when her book “Seams to Me” comes out, so feel free to post any follow-up questions that you’d like me to ask in the comments below.

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Taking Names: Who do you want to hear from next? Send your comments, guest and show topic suggestions to jennifer@craftsanity.com

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Comment from Jen Eskridge
Time: March 16, 2008, 7:09 pm

Very interesting! Thanks for the interview. ~jen~

Comment from amanda
Time: March 16, 2008, 8:07 pm

A very inspiring interview – thank you Jennifer and Anna Maria!

(And Jennifer – the new website is looking great!)

Comment from Tonya Richard
Time: March 17, 2008, 7:33 am

Just wanted to say, great interview! I think I love Anna Maria even more now, if that’s possible. You were great too, I am glad I found your blog through hers : )

Comment from Alessandra
Time: March 17, 2008, 8:52 am

Hi Jennifer,
I would love to hear an interview with Jordana Paige.
I love the purses she designs and I think it would be interesting to find out how she started and where she gets her inspiration from.
:)
Alessandra

Comment from Jennifer
Time: March 17, 2008, 11:05 am

Great interview. I’m glad you didn’t shorten it. It was wonderful!

Comment from Tara
Time: March 17, 2008, 11:37 am

Thank you so much for the interview with Anna Maria! Even though it was one of your longer interviews, I was disappointed to hear it end. The interview itself was so natural and delightfully conversational, and Anna Maria is absolutely a gem. I recently discovered her in the Spring 2008 issue of “Quilts and More” in which her profile was featured. I started seeking her out online, and this is when I realized that I have some of her Chocolate Lollipop fabric in my stash! I think she’s fantastic, and I can’t wait to get her book and hear her follow-up interview in the future. Thanks Jennifer!

Comment from Lisa
Time: March 17, 2008, 2:20 pm

Thanks for the great chat! You are both delightful!

Comment from Tara
Time: March 17, 2008, 7:16 pm

Jennifer: this was a fantastic interview! I had such a great time listening, thanks so much! Can’t wait to hear the spinning podcast!

Comment from Marianne
Time: March 18, 2008, 8:35 am

I really enjoyed this interview. I’ve been reading Anna Maria’s blog for awhile now and was so excited to see you were going to chat with her. I’m looking forward to part 2 in the future!

Comment from Erica
Time: March 18, 2008, 12:06 pm

I just started listening to these fantastic podcasts again and really enjoyed this one with Anna Maria Horner. Very inspiring. I loved that it was long. I can’t get enough of listening to creative people talk about their art, their lives, and what inspires them. Thank you!

Comment from Dawn Elizabeth
Time: March 18, 2008, 3:37 pm

The interview was really great! I really enjoyed listening to the whole interview.

Comment from Wendi Gratz
Time: March 18, 2008, 4:24 pm

Thanks so much for the great interview! I can’t wait to read more of your blog. You cracked me up with your apron talk. I make a lot of things for my 5-year old daughter and she likes them, but it’s not really a big deal to her anymore. I recently made (after her bedtime) a ruffly children’s apron for a wholesale order. She saw it in the morning when she woke up and it was love at first sight. “Oh Mommy! I love this! Is it for me?” Of course, it is now. She wore it to school that day over a pair of jeans – “just to be pretty.”

Comment from Kari
Time: March 19, 2008, 11:54 am

Thanks for turning me on to yet another fabulous, crafty person out there. I will start reading her blog and can’t wait to get my hands on some of her fabric. I can finally find Amy Butler fabric in Spokane, so it seems Anna Maria’s fabric should be right there too. I bought the Emmeline apron pattern which seems like an obvious place to use her awesome fabric.
Keep up your amazing work Jennifer!

Comment from Chris
Time: March 19, 2008, 1:37 pm

I just listened to the podcast TWICE, it was so interesting. As a new crafter, I had not heard of Anna Maria, but when I checked here on your blog, and followed your link, I see that I watched her when she was on Martha! And I remember thinking at the time how incredible her fabrics were. But all my other tasks crowded in and I am only now exploring her site.
As usual, thanks for a fun and informative podcast, and for all the great links you provide.

Comment from Dawn Alice Rogers
Time: March 21, 2008, 12:31 pm

Great interview! Thanks so much for letting us hear so much of it.
:)

Comment from Sara in WI
Time: March 24, 2008, 3:50 pm

Wow! I finally made some time to sit down and listen to this episode. It is hard to find quiet time alone…..would you identify with that? What an amazing interview. I love everything about the episode……never shorten anything this good. Thanks again!

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Time: May 20, 2008, 9:16 am

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Comment from T2
Time: June 10, 2008, 5:17 pm

I love that your podcast keeps introducing me to wonderfully creative people that I might not have known about otherwise. I’ve just added Anna Maria’s blog to my list that I read.

I’m always curious about what drives people to write blogs, so I love that you guys discussed that from several angles.

Comment from Ansley
Time: August 15, 2008, 6:27 pm

Great show! Anna has so much to say. What a generous guest. Thanks for your show!

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Comment from Jaye L
Time: November 22, 2008, 11:07 pm

I loved the interview with Anna Maria Horner! It was so real; I loved it. You don’t need to shorten the interviews for me, if they are going well. I just use the pause button and look forward to coming back later!

On the making of the beds front: I read an article once that talked about the habits of different cultures regarding bedmaking. I looked high and low and couldn’t find it, but will keep looking; may have been a Martha Stewart article. Anyway, I adopted the Italian habit of leaving the bed unmade in order to air it out. Makes sense, right? I don’t want all that stinky sweat or whatever festering away all day in a beautifully made bed.

Thanks for your hard work.

Comment from Lisa
Time: December 2, 2008, 4:02 pm

Thanks for the show with Anna Maria. She looks like she is twelve years old in her photo you have posted! She has accomplished so much! Thanks for your great website and the podcasts!

Comment from Nettie
Time: December 3, 2008, 2:02 am

I loved this interview. It was just like eavesdropping on two friends chatting over coffee.

Comment from malia
Time: December 3, 2008, 2:50 am

Anna Maria is my inspiration!

Comment from Carbon fiber cloth
Time: April 29, 2010, 5:53 am

I’m always curious about what drives people to write blogs, so I love that you guys discussed that from several new angles.

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Time: May 8, 2010, 3:12 pm

Wow i love how people aren’t even going to look at the trailer… it’s clearly not there in the trailer shot… it’s definitely something. If it’s the shield i can’t say… but it’s not the holographic desk. His office has a very specific layout and he desk wasn’t back there.

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Time: May 19, 2010, 4:55 pm

I loved the interview with Anna Maria Horner! It was so real; I loved it. I did read this blog and it was very interesting. I liked the second part the most.

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Comment from Used furniture stores
Time: May 26, 2010, 5:28 pm

I had not heard of Anna Maria, but when I checked here on your blog, and followed your link, I see that I watched her when she was on Martha! I enjoyed reading your nice blog. I see you offer priceless info. Stumbled into this blog by chance but I’m sure glad I clicked on that link.

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Time: May 28, 2010, 11:28 am

The interview itself was so natural and delightfully conversational, and Anna Maria is absolutely a gem. I liked the second part the most.

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Just wanted to say, great interview! I love Anna Maria even more now, if that’s possible. You were great too, I’m glad I found your blog through it.

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Time: July 23, 2010, 2:43 pm

Great interview! This might just get me out of the crafting & designing funk that I’ve been in the last month.

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