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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, 4 July 2013

Even more from the Graduate Show

The City & Guilds course can also be taken by distance learning and this is the route followed by Joanne who lives in deepest darkest Essex (Southend!) and Katherine White from Staffordshire. 
Joanne won the award for Outstanding Student which was brilliant. 

Joanne Hill

Joanne Hill accessory

Joanne Hill Final Quilt

Katherine (Kate) White has a really quirky style. I just loved her teapot made for the Form assessment and her flowerpot container. 

Kate White
Kate White Container
Kate White Form

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

More from the C & G Graduate Show

Johanna Gardner was selected by Region 9 (Cambridgeshire and Norfolk) to represent them at the Festival of Quilts 2013 'In the Spotlight' gallery. The chosen theme is 'The Underground' to celebrate 150 years since the first London tube was opened. Jo has done region 9 proud and we look forward to seeing her quilt hanging at the NEC in Birmingham from 8th - 11th August 2013. It is also her City & Guilds Final Quilt.

The Underground - Jo's final quilt with a lovely discharged brick wall!

Johanna Gardner P & Q Certificate

Wallhanging inspired by the winter walk at Anglesey Abbey near Jo's home in Cambridgeshire

Monday, 1 July 2013

Graduate Show 2013

I was so proud of my students this weekend as they organised, stewarded and exhibited their City & Guilds work at the end of course Graduate Show. Here are some photos from the show to give you a flavour of the breadth of work covered on the C & G course.
Bridget Liverton

Bridget Final Quilt Detail

Bridget Accessory

Jane Rogers

Jane Rogers Final Quilt

Jane  Rogers Wallhanging 

Jane Watson

Jane Watson Final Quilt

Jane Watson Wallhanging
More to follow.................................

The Cosy Cabin - a new quilt shop has opened

The new patchwork and quilting shop called The Cosy Cabin has just opened at Risby Barns just off the A14 about 4 miles west of Bury St Edmunds. Located in a log cabin the shop was officially opened by Stuart of 'The Sewing Bee' fame with invited guests from local quilting groups.

 I will be running Saturday workshops there from August and  longer courses from September 2013. Here are a few images to show the ranges on offer.