AnnaLee Wilson Waite is the founder and principal designer for ANNALEE WAITE DESIGNS. Originally born in Washington, Pennsylvania, she spent time growing up in Virginia, New Hampshire, and Indiana and now resides in Houston, Texas.

AnnaLee founded ANNALEE WAITE DESIGNS in 1997, "Several influences in my life led me to this point, including the fact that I have been a cross stitcher for more than twenty years and a strong desire to operate my own business. My entire family is entrepreneurial and design has always been a part of my life." Sewing, decorating and quilting were skills the women in AnnaLee's family always practiced. Creativity came naturally in the gene pool from a mother who is an accomplished seamstress, a father who was a carpenter, and grandparents who wrote poetry and painted.

While living in Indiana, AnnaLee received her Bachelors Degree from Purdue University. She studied Apparel Technology, the study of fabrics, and Textile Design, along with business classes. Following college she worked in retail management for three years traveling and opening new stores for Linens 'N Things and operating "The Original Christmas Store" in downtown Chicago.

In order to expand her horizons AnnaLee ventured into residential property management and oversaw apartment properties from the Midwest to the east coast. In 1990 AnnaLee married Andrew Waite who was born and raised in England and they subsequently traveled extensively with his job. New England, Great Britain, France, Russia, and Norway are a few of the places where they have traveled and lived. Traveling has afforded AnnaLee the opportunity to experience many styles of needlework, art, and architecture, which have been incorporated in her work.

AnnaLee's patterns may be purchased at your local needlework shop or wholesale from Hoffman Distributors Incorporated

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5161 San Felipe #320
Houston TX 77056 USA
Phone: 713-907-7226