© 2019 Anne Anderson

... and God saw that it was good!

 

We are all people and creatures of heaven and earth, grounded in the rhythms of the seasons and connected to one another through the energy, life, and constant presence of the spirit - all interwoven.

 

Growing up on a farm in northern Illinois provided me with a lot of time outdoors. Sifting sand by the driveway with an old piece of screen, shaping pots out of the clay banks beside the road out to the field, and gardening in the soil with my family gave me a rich experience in the feel of the earth. Our old farmhouse was situated on a hill, and the wind on stormy days would whistle though the sun parlor door letting me know that the wind spirit could find me anywhere. Summer trips to Lake Superior gave me a sense of the expansiveness of creation through earth and water. My designs draw inspiration from this natural world.  

 

I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in weaving and textiles, and clothing and textiles. Experiencing the touch and feel of fiber, cloth, and thread prepared me for a profession working with textiles. 

 

A strong creative thread winds its way through my years creating as a child and as an adult. It continues to lead me into a greater exploration of the world. The spiritual, natural, and creative worlds provide the framework where I can design, sew and create; then share it with others who join together in community. 

 

Anne Anderson

Projects:

2017

Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN

Our Savior’s Lutheran, Audubon, IA

St. John Lutheran, Bellevue, IA

St. John Lutheran, Cedar Falls, IA

Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest City, IA

 Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

Zion United Church of Christ, Hubbard, IA

American Lutheran Church of Rantoul, Rantoul, IL

Lutheran Church of the Atonement Barrington, Il

 Hope Lutheran Church, Dearborn, MI

Rev. Alanna Tyler, Park Ave. United Methodist, Minneapolis, MN

Rev. Anna Helgen, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN

Rev. Geniese Stanford, University United Methodist Church, Salina, KS

Rev. Lorrie Wenzel, Hands of Hope, Wauwatosa, WI

Rev. Robin Caldwell, St. John Lutheran, Joliet, IL

2016

Zion United Church of Christ, Hubbard, IA

St. John Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, IA

Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Richmond, British Columbia

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Audubon, IA

St. John Lutheran, Bellevue, IA

Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest City, IA

Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

Hope Lutheran Church, Bozeman, MT

2015

Maquoketa United Church of Christ, Maquoketa, IA

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Audubon, IA

Concordia College Campus Ministry, Moorehead, MN

Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN

 

2014

Faith Lilac-Way, Robbinsdale, MN

London Moravia Church, Cambridge, WI

St. John's Lutheran Church, Bellvue, IA

Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, MN

Grace Lutheran Church, Primghar, IA

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Mason City, IA

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Audubon, IA

 

2013

Fertile Lutheran Church, Fertile, IA

American Lutheran Church, Rantoul, IL

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN

Faith Lutheran Church, Rochelle, IL

 

2012

Western Iowa Synod

Hope Lutheran Church, Sioux Center, IA

Faith Lutheran Church, Rochelle, IL