I make quilts because it gives me an opportunity to express myself in a way I couldn’t otherwise do. Over the years I find that it is the act of making, rather than the finished quilt, which is more important to me. Spending time with the fabric and thread, each quilt tells a personal story, they are part of me: who I am, what I have done, who I have loved, what I hope for. I make them for no-one other than myself, but when they are exhibited I hope that they engage the viewer not only in a private conversation with me, the maker, but with themself as viewer.
Of my still life quilts, a friend once remarked: you’re just a frustrated food stylist. Maybe I am!
Occasionally I use commercial fabrics but mainly I create my own fabrics by dyeing, painting, stamping, screen- or mono-printing.
I have won several national awards and my quilts have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in France, Prague, South Korea, China, Tokyo, and Canada.
In 2018 I was juried into Fine Art Quilt Masters at The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, UK
I am a member of The Quilters’ Guild, Contemporary Quilt and Studio Art Quilts Associates, SAQA.
designed by chrisse