Exhibition at Festival of Quilts 2015
I was put forward for the Quilters Guild C&G Bursary Award by my tutor Barbara Weeks of Missenden Abbey, and exhibited together with 10 other tutor-nominated artists at the 2015 Festival of Quilts. Our galleries proved popular with visitors who enjoyed our design books, craft items and sketchbooks detailing the creative processes involved. As the eventual winner of the Bursary I was invited to show the work resulting from the bursary at the 2016 Festival of Quilts.
Extract from 'The Quilter', Autumn 2014:
Extract from 'The Quilter', Autumn 2015:
Works in the exhibition
Design elements 'Shape', 'Texture', 'Line', 'Colour':
'Memories of Nepal' quilted hanging
Design element 'Shape':
Research subject: the Artichoke
Design element 'Line':
Quilted silk evening bag inspired by research subject 'Earth from the Air' (Paddy Fields)
Design element 'Form':
Fabric vase covers concealing Japanese plastic flat-pack vases. When water is poured into the flat-pack, it bulges out into a stable 3D container capable of holding a bunch of fresh flowers without any trouble (see below)
Design element 'Colour':
Wall hanging 'Spring' Cathedral Window (Secret Garden) patchwork:
Design element 'Form'. Research area 'Containers'
Sewing Machine Organiser
This equipment organiser, tailor-made to fit under the machine and designed to store everyday sewing equipment efficiently and safely, has changed my workroom for the better. The detachable plastic 'waste bin' (front left) has proved useful when sewing away from the workroom.