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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 the newly formed Spotlight Textiles. I am the Principal Tutor for Creative Stitch which offers courses in Creative Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Stitch Textiles. I teach each year at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and Festival of Quilts. I also offer workshops and talks to groups throughout the UK in person and via zoom. With a foot in both camps I am also a member of the QGBI and the specialist Contemporary Quilt Group and STARS (formerly Suffolk West Embroiderers Guild)

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Festival of Quilts

Just been adding content to the Festival of Quilts website for my Quilting in Action stand. I will be next to Yvonne Brown in the run of QIA stands near the cafe area. This is a row for professional quilters and textile artists - proper grown up stuff! This is a fantastic opportunity and I am now planning what to take for my stand.

I plan to show off 3 of the techniques which I offer as workshops and sell packs with everything included to make a framed piece. Fingers crossed the visitors to the FOQ will like them. This is an example of the Paper Mania  piece made from painted newspaper, vilene and sheers - all stitched and burned back with a soldering iron.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Uttoxeter Workshops

What a lovely time I had at the British Quilt and Stitch Show in Uttoxoter last weekend. My first trip to Staffordshire and I was made very welcome by 3 enthusiastic groups of stitchers at my Texture Adventure Workshops. Everyone made a 6" square ready to be framed - not bad for 2 hours work. Don't they look good when all laid out together - I think a feel a big piece coming on! 

The Friday girls

The Saturday crowd

The Sunday specials