My appreciation for art quilts has grown in recent years. When I first started quilting 22 years ago, my work was focused on the accuracy of the cutting and piecing, and in making sure all those points matched. My materials were 100% cotton everything – threads, wadding and fabric – and all I made were heirloom quilts. Since joining the Embroiderers Guild, I have been introduced to new materials, new ideas and a love of experimenting. I love creating texture in my work and adore mixing velvet and silk with cotton, then overlaying it with threads and even more stitch.
The Art Quilts this year were stunning.
|Beyond the Black Hole by Natalia Manley|
|Time by Sue De Vanny|
|Bike Boys by Lea McComas|
|Silence by Jean McLean|
|Scandinavian Jumpers by Gillian Travis|
|Jirickna’s Spiral by Kate Findlay|