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Designer Anita Boatright

    Anita is a native Kansas who has lived in Topeka for over 30 years.  As a stay at home mom who enjoyed cross stitching, she turned her hobby into a thriving business.  "The Sunflower Seed" opened it's doors in Topeka on October 1st, 1999.  After a couple years of running the retail shop her creative energy was ready to take off.  She began designing her own patterns at that point and has created many designs that are being distributed globally by Hoffman Distributing and Norden Crafts Ltd.

    Many of Anita's designs are related to her home state of Kansas.  The "Kansas Christmas" series has been very popular not only for those living "here" but also for those that have moved away.  It reminds them that "there's no place like home"!  There are designs with a message, designs for holidays, and designs for the seasons.  There's just a wide array to choose from!

    Regretfully, "The Sunflower Seed" retail shop had to close December 20, 2014 due to health issues that had to be addressed.  Designs are still available and new designs may be in the horizon.     

        Anita wishes to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to all who purchase her designs with hopes that you enjoy every stitch you make!