Anna Hergert

Anna Hergert is a full time professional artist with London City & Guilds Diplomas in art and design with a focus on stitched textiles. Since 2003, her work has been exhibited internationally. Her strong focus on the arts makes her a passionate and committed artist, teacher, lecturer and writer. She is the 2014 Canadian Quilters Association “Teacher of the Year.” Visit or

Twist & Shout, Full Day
Thursday, 8/13/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Embark on a journey from realism to abstraction! Select an image, any image, and employ simple steps of creating circular and hexagonal designs to help you make your quilts stand apart from the rest! Learn the secrets and get passionate about circles and hexagons by producing one-of-a-kind tessellated designs for future quilts. Get ready for the “Wow” effect! This class is a design class. Exercises will be worked on paper exclusively, evaluated and followed by discussion to suggest techniques for execution in the home studio. All levels. Materials List: Participants will need paper scissors, glue stick, colored pencils or felt-tipped pens, pen, note paper, compass (for drawing circles), ruler, sharp, mechanical pencil, and fine tipped Sharpie. Kit fee, $5 payable to instructor, includes papers and detailed handout.
NH 001   75.00

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Layer-Baste-Cut-Reveal: Uncover the Mystical Mola, Full Day
Friday, 8/14/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Molas have been created by the Kuna Indians of Panama ever since that culture was introduced to fabrics. Colorful and intricate Molas attract attention! Combining vibrant colors and basic appliqué skills make this an easy technique to learn. Learn the basics of Mola making in this one-day class and uncover color all over again. Beginner / Intermediate level. Materials List: Bring small, sharp embroidery scissors, your favorite hand stitching needles for appliqué and a thimble (if desired), pen and note paper. Kit fee, $15 payable to instructor, includes all fabric supplies and detailed handout.
NH 002   ***CLOSED***    75.00

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Make It Shine!, Full Day
Saturday, 8/15/2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Intrigued by beads, unique hardware store finds and love texture? Come to class and explore easy and effective ways to embellish your quilts. Add texture in selected areas and/or highlight the edges of your quilt with strategically selected and placed embellishments. This class has something for everyone. Elements and principles of design are a vital part of this workshop. All levels. Materials List: Bring small, sharp scissors, hand sewing needles, fabric marker, a small quilt or a “quilt sandwich” (top [may be pieced], batting and backing finished with binding), beads and other found objects, embroidery threads, pen and note paper and a sense of adventure. Kit fee, $10 payable to instructor, includes a variety of embellishments and threads as well as a handout.
NH 003   75.00

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*Quilts pictured above:
top row: "California Chardonnay" by Jan Rashid, "Gathering Baskets" by Margret Strauchman, "Life Goes On" by Irene MacWilliam
bottom row: "Technique Rebellion II Redux" by Melody Johnson, "Cape Primrose" by Barbra Barrick McKie, "Breadfruit in Blue Hawaii" by Connie Ayers