About Me

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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, 31 August 2016

City and Guilds students exhibit at Festival of Quilts 2016

I always always encourage my C & G students to enter their final quilts made for the level 3 certificate course into the Festival of Quilts so that they can be seen by the thousands of visitors.

Quilt by Teresa Harvey
 This is often a real act of faith as the quilts need to be entered long before they have been finished and in one case before it was even started!
Quilt by Dawn Bowen
 It was great to see these three hanging in the Contemporary Quilt section of the show
Quilt by Pam Garland

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

My girls at Festival of Quilts

So proud to see the work of Sue O'Riordan and Tree Martin in the City & Guilds gallery at the International Festival of Quilts.  Although neither won the bursary it was a great achievement to be selected for this prestigious gallery.

Display by Tree Martin with quilt based on Ironbridge

Display by Sue O'Riordan with quilt based on a stained glass window in York Minster

Monday, 29 August 2016

Log Cabin with the WI

A weekend with the Cambridge Federation WI making a four block log cabin. 
A breezy showing of the completed log cabin quilts

Jane showing off her (nearly) finished quilt

A woman on a mission

We didn't even stop for a tea break even though there was cake (it was the WI after all)

Julie's first ever attempt at patchwork - she may now be hooked

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Cottenham Summer School

This seems like ages ago now but 16 quilts were made (almost) in a week at the annual summer school.

Felicity's first attempt at curved piecing

Lynda's lovely pineapple quilt using batiks
Daphne with her lovely pineapple quilt

Veronica, Beryl and Sheila all made the snowball quilt

Shirley layering up her pineapple design

Monday, 8 August 2016

Festival of Quilts 2016

Been flat out prepping for Festival of Quilts 2016.www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk

It is going to be a busy one as I am teaching three different workshops as well as demonstrating on my Quilting in Action stand QIA7. Come and say hello if you are visiting the show.

Layered Landscapes is one of the workshops I will be teaching at FOQ 2016