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Sudbury, Suffolk, United Kingdom
I am a textile artist living on the Suffolk Essex border. I am a member of the Out of the Fold Textile Group and Tin Hut Textiles. I am a Tutor for Creative Stitch which offers courses in Creative Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Stitch Textiles. I teach each year at ArtVanGo and at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and Festival of Quilts. I also offer workshops and talks to groups throughout the UK.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Festival of Quilts


It was a fantastic experience to have my very first Quilting in Action stand at the NEC. Thank you to everyone coming along to say hello and give me moral support. Special thanks to Yvonne Brown with whom I shared the stand and who introduced me to using a soldering iron in textiles in the first place! Special special thanks to Annette Morgan who suggested that I took her usual spot whilst she had her own use gallery. Here is a couple of images of Annette's fantastic work from her Sticks and Stones exhibition.....


It was fabulous to see the work of two of my students hanging in the show. Marie Paddon entered her Final Quilt from the City & Guilds Certificate in the Contemporary Quilt class......

And Johanna Gardner had her Final Quilt hanging as part of the Quilters Guild 'In the Spotlight' gallery where she represented Region 9 Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. 

But best of all Jacqueline Amies who exhibited with me in the Further Education Gallery in 2011 entered her Final Quilt from her C & G Diploma into the Contemporary Quilt competition and was placed SECOND, how brilliant is that. 

 All seven students who took part in the FE Gallery have kept in touch and we try to meet up at Birmingham or the Knitting and Stitching Show. Jackie Ketley who showed her Certificate work in 2011 has now almost completed her Diploma with Janice Gunner and had her 3D work on show as part of the Quilt Creations competition.......

So inspired by their example here is my pledge.....I WILL enter a quilt into the show next year......