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)

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Coloricious Block Printing Holiday


If you would like to know more about this exciting Block Printing Holiday to India then please come and see me on my stand QIA10 at the Festival of Quilts 2019 or email me on maryelmcintosh@gmail.com

Monday, 29 July 2019

Stand QIA10 at Festival of Quilts

If you are attending the Festival of Quilts 2019 then please do come along and visit my Quilting In Action stand QIA10

Dyed cotton organdie - great for Pojagi
I have been dyeing, printing, rusting and discharging fabrics to sell at the show. Here is a glimpse of some of the goodies on offer.

Dyed linen - lovely to hand stitch

Lots of space dyed cotton

Breakdown using discharge

Breakdown printed 

Rust and tea dyed 

Discharged black cotton

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Graduate Show 2019

So pround of all the Creative Stitch students who completed courses this year and exhibited their work at Suffolk One College last weekend.


This is a corner of my quilt 'Thatcher to May - 40 years of progress' made for the Quilter's Guild Spotlight@40 gallery. I am proud to be representing my region Suffolk and Essex. Quite a responsibility. 

The Spotlight@40 gallery will be part of the Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 1st - 4th August 2019


After the festival the quilts will be added to the QGUK permanent collection.