As soon as I discovered quilt making I was completely captivated - I love everything about this craft - the history of (mostly) women's work, the stitching, the beautiful fabrics, the patterns, the utility and the art of it, even the feel of a quilt... it is all so creative.
I have made quilts to hang on the wall and much bigger ones to snuggle under in bed or to throw over the sofa. I also use patchwork and quilting techniques to make bags. My quits are made using hand stitching and machine stitching for both piecing and quilting and I finish all my quilts by hand. All the fabrics are cotton, some are hand dyed, and the wadding (padding) is also cotton - very warm but light.
Most of all it is the design process that I find so exciting but when I do follow another artist's design, I like to change the scale and play with unusual colour combinations. These are a few examples of my work...
This series of three quilted panels were made for the exhibition Land Into Art and were inspired by a favourite view from the top of Hergest Ridge.
From Hergest Ridge I
From Hergest Ridge II
From Hergest Ridge III
This series of 4 wall hangings was inspired by the theme "Out of Earth" which ran in my local gallery Made in the Marches during June and July 2018.
Strata I (Sold)
Strata III (Sold)
Strata IV (Sold)
Curvy Log Cabin (Sold)
You are my Sunshine (Sold)
Brass Band (Gifted)