I am an embroiderer turned art quilter.
Over the last 7 years, my work has explored
well balanced design using a limited colour palette
and the Rules of Thirds, often incorporating circles.
This work is either improvisionally cut and pieced
or cut from my own patterns
which are scaled up from my printmaking.
My designs are driven by a desire
for clean stark quilts that stand out from a distance.
I use my own hand dyed fabrics
which I also print and discharge.
I use simple stitching to integrate the work.
As a relief from the very disciplined design work,
I have started exploring whole cloth using mark making
and text within a theme, “fabrications and script”.
This different element of my work which has political
and social commentary can be very messy as I use
various marker pens and dribbled acrylic inks.
These quilts include hand stitch for texture.
I have had three quilts accepted for the prestigious
Fine Art Master Quilts competition
at the Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, UK.
Other quilts have been accepted for exhibitions
touring in Europe, China, South Africa,
the United States and Canada.
I also received the NACQJ Award of Merit
for my quilt, Lime Zest, at the 2019 World Quilt Competition.
I am a member of SAQA, Studio Art Quilts Association and was a SAQA regional representative for over three years. I have also curated and organised the last two SAQA European and ME touring Exhibitions, Made in Europe 1 and 2 as well as managing and curating CQ Challenges.