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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)

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Poppy's Quilt

Poppy's quilt
I have been promising to make a quilt for my daughter for several years now as our old house is cold and draughty with rattling windows and no double glazing. So finally.........to keep Poppy warm this winter, here is her double bed sized quilt which turned out to be 80" x 96" made from a Moda jellyroll and a simple nine-patch and hour glass block design.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Slightly Foxed

The Quilters Guild Contemporary Group are putting together another suitcase collection with the theme of 'All in a day's work' and I have just submitted my entry.

The collection will be made up of 60 small A3 sized quilts which are available for groups to hire.

My entry is 'Slightly Foxed' which celebrates my 28 years as a bookseller where I have been immersed in a world of books and writers and just some of my favourite authors are listed. But some of my most treasured books are those old, musty and 'slightly foxed' books with the copper coloured discolouration on the page. I just happened to have some rust dyed fabric in my stash which was then stamped and stitched to make the piece.

'Slightly Foxed' - the front

The back

'Slightly Foxed' detail