Anna Hergert, Art & Design

About Anna

Born and educated in Germany, Anna Hergert was exposed to fiber art at an early age. Handwork was a regular part of the weekly school curriculum, and her passion for art and textiles became a lifelong pursuit and eventually led to obtaining Diplomas in Art, Design, Contemporary Embroidery as well as Patchwork and Quilting from London City & Guilds.

This strong focus on the arts makes Anna a passionate artist, teacher, lecturer and writer. In 2001 she committed to establishing herself as a full time professional artist. She began exhibiting her textile art in 2003. Venues include Korea, the US, Germany, Austria, and across Canada. Commissions can be located in Canadian, US and European homes and public spaces.

In 2007 Anna and her husband moved to rural Saskatchewan where they make their home north of Moose Jaw at Buffalo Pound Lake. When she is  not traveling to lecture or teach Anna creates art and teaches from her dream studio overlooking the breath taking scenery that serves as constant source of inspiration.

This blog began as a continuation of an earlier blog version on Anna’s website. For galleries of current and previous work, a list of workshops, lectures and a current teaching and exhibition calendar, please refer to this website.

Inquiries and questions are most welcome. Please email Anna at anna@annahergert.com. Comments and observations are very much encouraged. Every effort will be made to answer questions in an efficient and timely manner.

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Due to increased travel opportunities associated with teaching I set up a travel and photography blog which can be accessed at http://exploringculturesearchinglight.com

Hope you enjoy checking out destinations near and far.

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All information, photos and material posted on this blog are subject to copyright owned by Anna Hergert. Any reproduction, retransmission, republication, or other use of all or part of any document found on this blog is expressly prohibited, unless prior written permission has been granted by the copyright owner.

A “look and respect originality” policy applies to everything on this blog. Thank you for your consideration!

© Anna Hergert 2011-2014. All rights reserved.
Thank you.

38 thoughts on “About Anna

  1. Gede Prama on said:

    Thank you for sharing and greetings :) :)

  2. Hi Anna, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling around your blog, and your website. Your art is very beautiful!
    Saskatchewan in the winter brrrrrrr. I spent nearly ten years in/near the Yukon so I know what you’re talking about.
    Thank you for visiting our blog, and for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.
    Cheers
    Alison

    • Hi Alison and Don,
      “Found you” via Creative Live today, listening in on “Stress Free Budget Travel” with Matt Kepnes. Your blog looks very interesting and I have signed on to follow your musings. I also have a travel blog in case you are interested. http://exploringculturesearchinglight.com
      Enjoy Bolivia – your photos are inspiring!

      • Thanks Anna. *Bolivia* is inspiring!
        Your travel blog looks fabulous – a lot of really good information about Italy!
        So glad you were listening into Matt’s Creative Live workshop. He really knows a lot about travelling stress free, and on a budget. We were honoured to be part of it.

  3. Chris Elliott on said:

    Good morning from Australia.

    Anna I found your site while looking for books on Kantha embroidery. Not having much luck and wondering if you have anything available for purchase. I stumbled on this style when we had an artist in residence program in my home town Wilcannia and have become hooked.
    Kind regards,
    Chris

  4. Chuck vereschagin on said:

    I am here at our annual twisted sister retreat and during our conversation your name came up. I was wondering if you ever finished your masters in knitting?

    • Hi Chuck! Now this is what I call “a blast from the past”… I did completed my Master Knitter from the Canadian Knitting Guild London City and Guilds. I got hooked and studied for eight years, finishing with diplomas in art, design, contemporary embroidery, patchwork and quilting. Life is good! Stay in touch, Chuck.

  5. Hello.
    I have never commented before, but here goes! Smile. I am very excited to be going to Italy to take Anna’s class. It is a dream in many ways.. quilting…Europe..art… wine…food. Wow! Does it get any better? Well, yes it does. An amazing week being taught new things by a wonderfully talented lady and opening up to the creative muse that invariably lies within all of us. I think we just need a little focused time to allow our authentic selves to come forward. That is my goal.

    • Hi Wanda,
      It will be wonderful to have you join the group in Italy! I can’t wait to explore the surroundings, exchange ideas, spend creative time in the studio and share wonderful meals together with you and the rest of the group! Italy in September, what could be better??

  6. I have nominated you for a blogger of the year award. If you do not accept Awards I understand, just know you are appreciated by http://heavenhappens.wordpress.com

  7. Diane Bowron on said:

    How pretty the bright colours and the black of the sculpture look against the white snow. Very cheery!

  8. wow! what a change…from germany to moose jaw ….!

    • Well, It didn’t just happen like that… I was on my trip around the world, visited the Okanagan Valley for 6 months, then moved to Calgary for 27 years… now I am living north of Moose Jaw in a small lakeside community nestled on the south shore of the western region of the Qu’Appelle Valley… who knows where I will end up next!

      • oh…i understand now…!
        a bit like me…i spent all my formative years in england…then decided to move to ontario…was there for quite some time..then decided i couldnt stand the cold any more…so now im in BC!…next? not moving anywhere from here…im blessed to have mountains and sea here…all within the same day if i want..!

  9. Teresa Harris Frechette on said:

    Hello Anna:

    I met you and your husband at a Timmy’s on Bank Street in Ottawa last week after spotting your Saskatchewan licence plate. I spoke to my quilter friend and asked if she was going to the OVQG workshop but she’s no longer involved in that group.

    Just wanted to add that even though I’m not a quilter, I can truly appreciate all the creativity that you use with fabric. I had to remind myself that I wasn’t looking at a painting in some of those pieces!

    I enjoyed our brief chat and hope you enjoyed your time in Eastern Ontario.

    Looking forward to seeing that prairie later this week! Osler, here we come!!!

    • Hi Teresa,
      Thanks for touching base! It was so nice to chat with you on our first day in Ottawa! People with prairie connections seem to be everywhere in Canada! Enjoy your holiday in SK and stay in touch!

  10. Dear Anna, thanks for the 11/3/12 tutorial about the dryer sheets made into art.
    is it OK if i translate this to Hebrew? (i run a quilting forum in Israel, and people asked for a translation)\thanks in advance.

    • Thank you for your interest, Josepha. You have my permission to translate the PDF into Hebrew for your forum. If you are interested pass on the link for the forum and I will post it on my website.

    • Jackie Van Fossen on said:

      HI Anna, I am looking for this information about dryer sheets.around your website and can’t find it. Can you send me the link please? I have been working with dryer sheets in my journals over this past year and am interested in new ideas. Thanks

      • Jackie,
        The info about the dryer sheets can be found on the March 11th post. It is a PDF that can be downloaded.

      • Jackie Van Fossen on said:

        Thanks Anna. I have just finished ‘gel printing’ about 20 sheets of paper and this will make a nice idea for a cover. I will send you photos.
        Thanks for your generosity.

  11. MakeSomethingMondays on said:

    I have received The Versatile Blogger Award and am happy to be passing it on to you. It is well deserved. Keep it up :-) Visit my post for more details http://makesomethingmondays.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/the-versatile-blogger-award-thank-you/

  12. Hi Anna! I just nominated you for the ABC Award (Awesome blog award). I’m not sure this is something you want to do, and I’m not even sure I did it correctly, but I do hope that my mention of you in the post will bring some new readers your way. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  13. betsey kuzia on said:

    I love this idea, Anna and just need to find your e-mail because I have some “before” pictures just waiting to be shared. Anyone else up for this kind of challenge????

    Betsey

  14. Thanks everyone for following and leaving comments! I look forward to generating some on-line interaction in the form of feedback, discussion and your input. Keep the comments coming and visit the site often. With the newsletter safely placed into my archives I can devote more creative energy to the blog. Let me know what you want to see and I will do the research and deliver the posts.

  15. betsey kuzia on said:

    Love your space! One of my goals for the year is to clean out my own space and to make it more functional. If I could post a picture here, I would and you would then see how awful it is at the moment. I need to approach this one step at a time, with some wisdom and big plastic tubs to just remove piles of fabric for the moment!
    Betsey from chilly Albany NY

    • Hi Betsy – way to go, organizing your own space! Feel free to send me a picture of the space to my personal email. We could do a before and after feature. Maybe there are more readers out there that would like to participate?

  16. terri fendya on said:

    Anna,
    So here I am in Homer, NY, reading and very much enjoying, the winter 2012 Art Quilting Studio when I think “I should check Anna’s blog and she what she’s up to. Only to find out that you, among other activities, are up in Moose Jaw reading and enjoying the same magazine!
    The workshops in your studio look and sound wonderful. Do let all of us down here in the states know when you will be teaching here again.
    Happy new year,
    Terri

  17. terri fendya on said:

    Anna,
    So here I am in Homer, NY, reading and very much enjoying, the winter 2012 Art Quilting Studio when I think “I should check Anna’s blog and she what she’s up to. Only to find out that you, among other activities, are up in Moose Jaw reading and enjoying the same magazine!
    The workshops in your studio look and sound wonderful.

  18. You have beautiful work. I love the colors and textures. I’m an artist living in the North Cape of Norway. I use sewing on paper and incorporate it into my collage pictures, as well as mixed media acrylic paintings, and water color paintings. I hope someday to study quilting. Following your blog will probably increase that desire.

  19. terri fendya on said:

    Reading your blog is just as inspiring as your newsletter. I hope you are enjoying the new format. I’ve been busy quilting since you inspired me at QBL last summer. I even had a small opening at a new shop here in Cortland, NY. I’m not surprised you were nominated for most inspiring teacher!

  20. Nelly Kamphuis on said:

    Wonderful that you and Colin are going to Italy! It looks like a great workshop…..wish I could go!
    Always enjoyed the newsletters and will miss them, but I’m looking forward to the new Blog!

    Nelly

  21. Looking forward to following your blog!

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