Anna Hergert, Art & Design

It’s Here!! Help me Celebrate…


It arrived yesterday… the box was waiting for me when I decided that I had packed enough boxes in the studio… What a surprise!

I sliced through the tape and what greeted me was a bottle of red wine (with a letter to congratulate me and encourage me to toast my achievement)… and below the wine, wrapped safely into newsprint, was the main player, my book. Just shy of 10 days and the second anniversary of signing the all important contract to submit a manuscript to Schiffer Publishing by Aug. 1st 2016 I am holding in my hands the finished book at the end of June 2017.


Just opening the book brings on “itchy finger”, a desire to thread a needle and reach for some light weigh fabric and start…. a new Kantha project! Thank you to the designers at Schiffer Publishing for really grasping the subject matter: The layout and design work is outstanding!


…and thank you to all who encouraged me and submitted work to be included. I could not have done without you!


I did all the photography for the book and must say, the printing has done it justice.


From several projects with step-by-step instructions…


Maggie Dickinson-Butterfield’s Hog Town Kantha


Allison Dean Cowitz and Berna Ostopovich’s work, just to showcase a few pieces from the gallery section ….

008…to ideas and suggestions on how to apply the timeless running stitch in the future, I am very pleased with the book.

Inspiration Kantha is presented in hardcover and lays flat for easy reference. There is space for notes and the appendix includes motifs for stitching as well as a suggested reading list with glossary.


Inspiration Kantha Creative Stitchery and Quilting with Asia’s Technique will be arriving in bookstores in six to eight weeks! To order our personal copy and be among the first to receive it go to Here is the direct link.
and Here is the direct link for Canadians.

To those of you who have already ordered a copy, thank you for the bottom of my heart for your continued support.

Anyone looking for a signed copy of the book or interested in setting up a book signing event after Sept. 15th, 2017, please contact Anna directly. The sooner we connect the better as books will have to be pre-ordered now..

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55 thoughts on “It’s Here!! Help me Celebrate…

  1. Kathy Edder on said:

    Your book is wonderful. I received it in the mail a few days ago and have enjoyed it so much! I’ve already completed one sample and working on another. πŸ™‚ Your style of teaching is so clear and inspiring, and the book is beautiful! Thank you so much!!!


    • Thanks for the feedback, Kathy! So glad the book has struck a chord with you and you are exploring the samples. If you don’t mind and have a minute, would you post a review on Amazon? Reviews really boost an author’s credibility. Many thanks!


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  3. Julie Darychuk on said:

    It’s gorgeous Anna. Congratulations!!! Let me know if you will be having a book signing.


  4. Johanna Alford on said:

    More than well done. Congratulations and all that with bubbles in the air. I am going to pre order my very own copy. Thank you Anna for sharing your skill and artistry.


  5. Congratulations, Anna. The book looks beautiful!


  6. carolewles on said:

    Congratulations Anna, What a wonderful accomplishment. You must feel so proud. When you actually have it in your hands, then you know for sure it’s real. The book looks fabulous.
    Way to Go! Carol


  7. Cathy Willoughby on said:

    Congratulations Anna. What a beautiful book!

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  8. Leona on said:

    Hey Anna. Finally to have it in your own hands must feel the ultimate. Can not wait to see it in the flesh,hold,smell it and enjoy it with reverence. Will definitely want a copy to show everyone I know too. Wine is good too and savour the moment after all the work that went into this book. Big SMILE to you. Leona


    • Thank you, Leona! The boo is special… but you know my issues with red wine… Will hold the bottle till I can share it with others I can’t chance another migraine… πŸ˜‰


  9. Judy kelly on said:

    That is awesome, Anna ….an accomplishment to be proud of. Congratulations! I’m going to pre order mine today.


  10. Helene on said:

    It’s beautiful Anna! Congratulations! You must be so proud! Just ordered my copy too!


  11. Congratulations! What a beautiful book, on my wish list!


  12. quiltrod on said:

    It looks amazing Anna! Looking forward to getting a copy! I celebrate with you!!!


  13. Linda J Burton on said:

    What uplifting news! Makes us smile.


  14. I’ve been looking forward to the publication and am so glad to see it accomplished! Hope it will be delivered soon.


  15. Congratulations, Anna. All your hard work has come to fruition. I can hardly wait to see it.


  16. Nelly Kamphuis on said:

    Wonderful news! Congratulations Anna! I hope to get a copy soon.


  17. Pat Hoyer on said:

    Congratulations and “Cheers” !


  18. gillianmcdougald on said:

    Wow! Congratulations, Anna! What a beautiful book, and what a classy publishing company! Look forward to an autographed copy. Sending a big hug!


    • Thanks, Gillian. Logistics are not quite clear how I will handle autographed copies… with the uncertainty of our house sale things are pretty much up in the air. Can’t preorder in case the address is no longer valid. πŸ˜‰


  19. theresaduncancalgary on said:

    Well done! Can’t wait for my copy to arrive!


  20. Ann Atchison on said:

    Congratulations Anna! What an achievement. Looking forward to getting my own copy.


  21. paulajolly on said:

    Congratulations Anna!! I can’t imagine all the hard work and long hours you’ve put into this book. You deserve to Celebrate πŸ·πŸ·πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜„. Paula


    • Thank you, Paula – and yes there were many long hours creating the samples and projects as well as photographing each step for instructions… but the advance copy shows me that it was all worthwhile!


  22. cindiplant on said:

    Congratulations Anna, what an achievement! I look forward to getting my very own copy!


  23. paulajolly on said:

    Congratulations Anna! Your new book looks awesome and you deserve to celebrate!!


  24. Sandra Hamilton on said:

    Congratulations Anna. It is on my wish list.


  25. Elinor Burwash Designs on said:

    Congratulations Anna. My heart sings for tyet another milestone accomplishment in your life.


  26. herminajoldersma on said:

    This is beautiful, Anna – congratulations!!! You have every right to be excited, it’s a gorgeous book. Well done!!!


  27. Alice Brody on said:

    How exciting!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌThe book looks wonderful. Just pre-ordered it from Amazon. It should arrive shortly after I return from QBL, all ready to work.


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