Echinacea Quilt Kit Plus (Preorder/Prepay: Read description for full details)

Expected Dec.-Jan.
FreeSpiritSKU: KitEchinaceaNOBACKING

Please Choose: Kit Plus without Backing
Sale price$269.99 CAD


This quilt is a "Wow"!!  Designed by Anna Maria Parry (formerly Horner), it uses fabrics from her new HUE collection to create these beautiful echinacea flowers set on point.

  • Finished Size: 80 x 80 inches.
  • Skill Level:  Intermediate.
  • Technique:  Piecing and Appliqué (using machine, raw edge, or needle-turn - your choice).

The Goods:

Each Kit PLUS from Along Came Quilting contains:

  • Exclusive pattern for this kit.
  • 12.72 metres (14 yards) to construct the top and binding. 
  • PLUS:  One 1300 metre spool of 50 weight Aurifil thread in a colour well suited for piecing your kit. Retail value of $16.99.
  • PLUS:  One new 80/12 sewing machine needle to get off to a fresh start on your project.
  • Purchase with or without backing (please make choice when ordering).  If you choose backing, it will be the matching 108" Wide Cartwheels in Cream QBAH011.CREAM (see picture at side).
  • Cut and packaged by Along Came Quilting in the quantities and fabrics per the pattern.
  • This fabric pack exceeds our $225 free shipping threshold, and therefore, shipping is free within Canada. 😁

The Designer

Born in 1972, Anna Maria was raised in a house full of her dad's paintings and with a closet full of her mom's handiwork. Beds were warmed by the hand-loomed wool blankets from her Greek grandmother and she was kept warm by beautiful hand-knits from her American grandmother. Spending hours in fabric shops with her mom and sister on the weekend was as normal as designing her Barbie's first wardrobe using the family trunk of fabric scraps.

Anna Maria earned an honors BFA in Drawing from the University of Tennessee in 1995 before opening a small handmade clothing shop with her mom the same year. Designing and sewing a clothing label while managing a shop for five years primed her for a career in textiles and small business.

Around 2001, Anna Maria's fascination with taking an idea on a development journey from her sketchbook to an admirer's hands sparked the momentum to create a brand beyond what she could make alone. After a few years of freelance partnerships with dozens of gift, paper and homewares companies her art was discovered by Donna Wilder, the founder of FreeSpirit fabrics. Since her first fabric collection debuted in 2005, her focus has intensified in the craft, sewing and quilting community where her creativity was first planted as a girl. Designing fabrics that become quilts and other sewn projects marries her love of art making and sewing. Hundreds of fabric designs later, she has authored two sewing books, one embroidery book, and self publishes a continuing collection of sewing, quilting and needlework patterns.

Traveling and sharing her creative point of view through lectures and workshops that focus on design, stitching and patchwork has become an increasingly important part of her work. Presenting her distinctively exuberant quilts and her self-taught process has taken her all over the world and keeps her passion for making alive. 

Anna Maria is the mother of seven children and all of her big and little ideas have been sparked in the presence of her family. In 2021 they moved from their long time home in Nashville just a little southward to Historic Franklin. Restoring a Greek Revival cottage (ca.1900) with new life and layers of handcrafted love has included the building of her new home studio. Anna Maria shares the imperfect adventures of art making, quilting, gardening, mothering, traveling and home improving @annamariahorner on Instagram.

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This is a pre-order and pre-pay item.  When you order this item, your credit card will be charged in full for this kit.  The fabric is not expected to arrive at our store until November/December, however delays can occur due to circumstances beyond our control.   As soon as it arrives, we will start cutting and packaging the kits here at the store.  We do this en masse - not one kit at a time.  Therefore, the kits may not get shipped to our customers until January. 

When the kit is shipped there will be no further charges (free shipping in Canada only) and you will be emailed with the tracking number for your parcel. Please keep in mind that delays can occur that are not anticipated and are outside of our control. If everything is on plan, you will not hear from us. If anything goes sideways, we will let you know.

Please place a separate order for this item from any in-stock items. Thank you.

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