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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, 21 May 2015

Scrappy Sails Quilt

Just finished a scrap quilt made as a teaching sample for the Ickleton session on 3rd June. My challenge was just to use fabrics from my stash, and nothing else. Turned out I had a lot of blues! Lots of different whites too if you look close up.

Scrappy Sails 45" x 45" 

If you would like to make this quilt there are still places left at the workshop on 3rd June 2015 9.30 - 3.30. Ickleton Village Hall. £30 for the day. To book please contact me on maryelmcintosh@googlemail.com or 01787 371992

Cottenham Lap Samplers

We had out final Lap Sampler session yesterday and here are six of the (almost) completed quilts. This has been the first experience of quilting for most and everyone has done extremely well and have produced some stunning quilts. Rosemary has definitely caught the quilting bug and is already making another beautiful quilt with Japanese fabrics. Cathy has bought a new sewing machine and Lisa has plans to make a charming Material Obsession design. Their quilting journeys have begun and I have been pleased to be their guide. Good luck and happy quilting.
Cottenham Lap Samplers

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Cag Tyndall to appear in the FE Gallery at FOQ

So proud to announce that one of my City & Guilds students has been selected for the Further Education Gallery at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham this year.

Cag is following the C&G patchwork and quilting certificate course by distance learning and lives in Nottingham. Her work is of a very high standard and I was very happy to nominate her as an outstanding student - although several of my students are extremely talented and could equally well have been nominated - and delighted when her work was chosen.

You will be able to see Cag's work, along with that of very many more City & Guilds students at both Certificate and Diploma level at the Creative Stitch Suffolk Graduate Show at Wickham Market, Suffolk on Sat 27th and Sun 28th June 2015.
Cag Tyndall wallhanging (detail)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

More Cosy Cabin Sampler Quilts

The second sampler group had their final session today and here are some of the completed quilts. Such a sense of achievement at the end of 12 taught sessions but many, many more hours spent at home. Don't they look great and still a few more to add when done.

Val's quilt (she is in the middle)

Dorothy's lovely quilt

Wilma's gorgeous creation

Denise's sophisticated greys and purples

Chris's quilt - she is particularly proud of that flying geese border

So I had better get on and finish mine...............................M

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Cosy Cabin Samplers

The final week of the sampler quilt course at the Cosy Cabin and 7 (almost) completed full size sampler quilts. We have had some tears, laughs and bad language along the way but the girls have done really well. I am really proud of them all. 

Heather's quilt

Judy made her blocks into a bed runner

Gorgeous colour combination from Tracey 

Pretty in Pink from Pam

The first (ever) quilt made by Jane

Chrissie's blue wonder

Alison's lovely quilt

 The second group are due to complete this week so watch out for even more samplers - I might even get mine finished!