Interview Anne Quinn I am "An Artist with Yarn".

Anne Quinn :
I am a retired teacher of 31 years. After retiring, I discovered this hidden talent for crochet. I use no patterns, just creative ability.
Her Shop Name hatsbyanne
-Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Gadsden, Alabama, but have lived in Colorado for the last 24 years.
DSCN1638_2-How did you choose the lovely name for your Etsy Shop?
My name is Anne, I was born in 1942 and I crochet hats. Thus, hatsbyanne1942 is the name of my Etsy shop.
-How did you find Etsy? How long have you been selling on Etsy?
A friend introduced me to Etsy.
- How did you first come to art and creativity? How did your journey in art and creativity begin?
I discovered this wonderful talent for crochet, using no patterns, and never duplicating after I retired from my 31 year teaching career.
-How long have you been creating?
I have now been creating my "one of a kind" hats and scarves for about seven years.
-Have you had any mentors, or are you self taught?
I have never had a lesson nor read a pattern.
-Do you sell more at one time of year than others?
My sales are more in the Fall and Winter.
-What is one thing about your creative process that you think most people don't know?
I think most people don't know that I create these beautiful hats and scarves with no pattern, just creative ability. I am "An Artist with Yarn".
-Do you have a favorite item you have made?
I love all my creations and each is given its own name.
-What is the best reaction you have gotten from one of your pieces?
I have never had a bad review and everyone who has made a purchase from me, and there have been hundreds, has been totally and completely happy with their purchase.
-Your message for all of us?
I hope you will visit my Etsy shop at and spend some time looking at all the beautiful, one of a kind, crochet hats, scarves, wraps and wide headbands.