Flowers, nature, and color creep into the fabrics she designs. Plus her family’s Greek cheese tiropita recipe
What a wonderful artisan! The recipe sounds delicious and akin to spanakopita.
I've been dabbling in quilting.
Just a delightful interview and post! I love the color, patterns and geometry of quilts--and the repetitive nature of folding phyllo dough (and its triangular shape as well!). I can see why each art would inform the other and why illustrated cookbooks can be so enchanting. Tiropitas sound quite a lot like spanakopitas, only without the spinach. I’m sure they’re equally delectable!
I made this tonight. It was delicious!
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I was thrilled to see your article on Anna Maria. I’ve been quilting for 30 years and I love her fabric. I was excited to learn that Frida Kahlo is one of her favorite artists as she’s one of mine, too. I have one of her prints in my dining room. My husband acquired a painting of his granny Bess and I told him he should hang it across from Frida. That way they can have a stare-off. My money is on Granny Bess being the first one to blink.
I love Anna Maria’s creativity! I followed her (website) many years ago (10? 15?) when I started learning to quilt. Then life got busier, and I didn’t have a sewing machine for some time. I was recently gifted one and want to get back to sewing. Thanks for reminding me about her beautiful fabrics and lifestyle!
What an amazing woman! Thank you for sharing her story, Anne! I love her world view that all of us have talent. ✨ Gorgeous designs and food.
I paint watercolors, knit, make quilts, embroider and am fascinated by making things for dollhouses. Thanks so much for writing about Anna Maria. I've bought some of her fabric before. Her designs are beautiful.
Living a creative life also involves cooking and food. I love how all of these things intersect. There are so many chefs/cookbook authors who have illustrated there own cookbooks - Jacques Pepin, Mollie Katzen, Shelia Lukins - I'm sure there are more that I'm not thinking of.
Thank you for this article. There is so much to glean from it.
How better to celebrate Spring: a beautiful vivid artist, gardens of flowers and herbs, lush fabrics and quilts and a yummy Greek pastry. Thank you Anne.
Looking forward to more on Thursday. Now, go play in your garden….