Anni Downs

Anni Downs has loved to sew for as long as she can remember.  She realized her dream of working with fabric when she left a computer graphics career in Brisbane, Australia, to live in Coonamble, 17 years ago.  There, she found herself surrounded by an inspiring community of sewers and began designing quilt patterns for a local mail-order patchwork company.  In 1996, Anni formed her own patchwork design business, Hatched and Patched.  Since then, she has designed more than 100 patterns and self-published eight books.  Handwork is Anni’s greatest passion, and when she travels, she always has a stitching project in hand.  She enjoys spending most of her time exploring the many possibilities of fabric and other mediums.

Anni lives in Bathurst, Australia, with her husband Pete, daughter Samantha, son Tim, and a crazy cat (Munch) and dog (Tilly).  She owns a quilt shop, The Home Patch, located in an historical inn.  Some Kind of Wonderful is her first book with Kansas City Star Quilts.

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