Anett studied fashion design at the Vaal University of Technology and afterwards lectured in the former Transkei at the Butterworth University of Technology. After the 1994 SA National elections she returned to South Africa and was manager for a branch of CMT clothing where she designed the sports apparel for Miss South Africa to wear at the Miss Universe contest. Anett moved to Cape Town in early 2004 and started quilting. After making one bed quilt she decided art quilting was her preferred medium and in 2012, started an art quilt group.
She was privileged to exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2015 and 2017 in the USA and in Japan for Brother SA.