HI!…I'm Mary Anne Fontana and the following is my Bio....
A self-taught sewer, quilter and textile artist, I started sewing at the age of 8 and have never looked back! Now as an award-winning quilter, designer and author I've created FontanaOriginals.com to share my inspirations.
I am a AccuQuilt® Expert & Educator as well as a pattern Writer/Quilt Designer for AQS, QOV®, AccuQuilt® and Fontana Originals. I have a shop on Etsy.com where I sell patterns and quilts.
My love of photography has migrated into a passion for quilting. I print wholecloth images from my photographs from which I create free-motion quilts. Most of the images featured are those taken while on vacation. Several of my most recent quilts are: The Boatmaker, Alhambra, The Alcazaba and Windmills among which won 6 Ribbons (4 Blue Ribbons) in the last 2 years.
Many of my patterns include “how to” YouTube links which are full of time saving tips & advice on how to make great looking quilts. Subscribe and watch for free. See how I make even the most difficult quilt easier to sew.
When I'm not not working on my projects I am embroidering “faces” on cloth dolls for “The Giving Doll Project” or volunteering my long arm skills to her local Quilts of Valor® group.
Please watch my videos on YouTube….lots of tips and quilting tricks. Much more to come!
If you interested in making one of my quilts please visit my Etsy Shop for my patterns. I also offer completed, ready to display art quilts for sale.
Feedback is welcome!
Questions are welcome!
I will always try to answer any inquiry in a timely manner.
Have a nice day!
And Happy Quilting