What comes to mind when you hear the word Americana? Perhaps it’s an object, like a vintage belt buckle, or maybe it’s an idealized scene of a cowboy gazing across a vast expanse of land. Defined by a sense of American patriotism and nostalgia, our Americana collection captures the essence of pride in America’s heritage with embroidery and thread. Featuring hundreds of quilt blocks and unique patterns, these designs reminisce about the uncharted American West and the pioneering spirit that lead to our country’s expansion.
Inspired by a Stephen Wilson Studio art series, the beauty of this collection is the ability to form your own keepsakes that capture the American spirit. The quilt blocks included in Americana range in size from a minute 2” x 2” block up to a commanding 8” x 12” and sizes in between, so you will learn how to easily make intricate quilts with our combination square method. With a little advance planning and the guides included, the Americana designs allow you to create your own patriotic projects that will stand the test of time and proudly show the trailblazing spirit of our country. Anita Goodesign founder and lead digitizer, Stephen Wilson, is also a fine artist who shows his work in galleries across the country. He was slated for a spring show at the New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, and he began brainstorming ideas. Many forces came together, from his involvement with Opera Carolina to his urge to create a large public art installation, and serendipitously lead Stephen to create the Americana series.