Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Recycling and that’s not all!

I have been actively experimenting with used dryer sheets for years. Many of you know that I incorporate these little versatile and virtually indestructible gossamer webs into my art regularly. The book cover on the right was created with recycled felt-like fabric and painted dryer sheets.

Why am I sharing this with you today? Well, around Christmas I received a congratulatory email announcing that I had been nominated by former students and supporters as one of the “Most Inspiring Quilt Instructors of 2011”. I was flattered but immediately the little voice in my head switched on and told me that this must be a hoax. I did some investigation into the background info I had. Eventually I had to admit that the person who was communicating with me was legitimate. One email after another provided a little more info and instilled a sense of confidence in me that the nomination was a reality.

I complied with the submission of images and background information and today, at 1 pm Central Standard Time I participated in an online interview with Tim from Willow Bend Creations in Alaska. The interview questions had been supplied a couple of days ago and I was ready – a little worried about my satellite connection, but ready. The interview went well – at least I felt it went well, and it concluded with a segment where I offered a special project for viewers. I shared the construction of the book cover pictured in this blog entry. I can’t wait to see the edited version that will soon be published. A special feature will announce and advertise the event on u-Tube and other sites, according to Tim. Willow Bend Creations is going to make available DVDs with the interview and project instruction. I will keep you posted. I couldn’t wait to share this exciting event in my life! Get ready to vote for the quilt teacher you found most inspiring in 2011!

Before I sign off for today: I want to express a warm and heartfelt Thank You to all of you who have taken the time to share my name with Willow Bend Creations! I am humbled and grateful and am fully aware that I would not be here without you!


This entry was published on January 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm and is filed under Creativity Update. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Recycling and that’s not all!

  1. Congratulations to you! Although I have yet to take a class from you, I am positive that the honour is well deserved…


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