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.
Strong colours and simple shapes excite me.
My 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 are also printed and discharged.
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 has political
and social commentary. It 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 of America and Canada.
In 2019, I received the NACQJ Award of Merit
for my quilt, Lime Zest at the Mancuso 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 curated and organised the three
SAQA European and ME touring Exhibitions,
Made in Europe 1, 2 and 3 as well as
managing and curating Contemporary Quilt Group Challenges in the past.