Annie Belcher is the designer and needleworker behind Annie Beez Folk Art. She grew up in a large family where her artistic talents were always encouraged. She learned the needlearts from her mother and grandmother, and has dabbled in everything from primitive rug hooking to heirloom sewing, to surface embroidery. Love of the needle and especially cross stitch has always won the day, and her designs include traditional as well as primitive themes, with a little splash of whimsy thrown in. Annie lives with her husband and youngest daughter, two dogs, a cat and seven chickens, in historic Elgin, Illinois.