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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)

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Festival of Quilts

Come and visit my stand at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC at Birmingham from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th August. It is stand QIA7 in the Quilting In Action zone.

My 'Copperplate' triptych will be hanging in the Quilting In Action Gallery and my 'Coppercoil' quilt will be exhibited as part of the CQ 'Elements' Gallery.


Sunday, 2 August 2015

Cottenham Summer School

Had a lovely week teaching at Cottenham Summer School. Good venue, lots of light and space, nice food and friendly people. 16 students made a quilt in a week or worked on their own projects. Here are some of the results.
Beryl's Stardust quilt with her own embroidered motifs

Ruth's delightful quilt using vintage embroidered pieces combined with printed fabrics

Mel and one of her beautifully pieced owls

Shirley used a green batik jellyroll for her stardust quilt

Diane worked on a project using the Kansas Trouble block 

Veronica used a classic blue and white combo for her Sails quilt

Nora's Stardust quilt with lovely soft colours

Hilarie's first ever quilt

Judy's glorious bright batiks

Daphne and her Sails quilt

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Work in progress - the final season

Near my house on the Essex/Suffolk border there is a most glorious bluebell wood. I have been longing to do a piece of textile work based on this for such a long time. It is a bit of a cliche and has been done many times but here is the first step in my interpretation.

This started as a piece of white wholecloth which now has a rollered impressionistic background using procion dye pastes. The plan is to add text on top, then lots of stitch. Watch here to see how it progresses...................................

Return of the native (work in progress)