Christine Green – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features the colourful & frugal, Improv Quilts of Christine Green.

Christine’s improv patchwork is inspired by the philosophy of the Gees Bend Quilters. Every scrap of salvaged cloth is used. She sources discarded cloth and preloved garments to make her colourful art quilts.

The garments are washed and cut up. Nothing is wasted. Christine uses shirt buttons, pockets, cuffs and plackets to make layers of interest in each piece of work.

Christine worked for the BBC as a Graphic Designer and now uses her love of colour and pattern to create her organic improv quilts.

patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and other cotton cloth by Christine Green
Inspired by Gees Bend – patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and mixed salvaged cloth
Inspired by Gees Bend - patchwork quilt made from old denim jeans and mixed salvaged  cloth
Detail from denim quilt by Christine Green
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts - red white and blue striped cloth
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts
Patchwork made from old cotton shirts - pockets, plackets, labels and cuffs are made into patchwork
Pockets, plackets, labels and cuffs are made into patchwork

You can see more improv patchwork in my previous post about Modern Quilter Sarah Hibbert.

Sarah Hibbert – Meet the Artist

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Today it features a stunning collection of Modern & Improv Quilts by artist Sarah Hibbert.

Sarah Hibbert’s eye-catching ‘Macaroons’ Quilt features on The Festival of Quilts 2020/21 posters. In this YouTube, Sarah explains how she designs her beautiful ‘Collage to Quilt’ pieces and shares a few quilts that you might see in her Textile Gallery at The Festival of Quilts 2021. Sarah has exhibited several pieces at Quiltcon.

Sarah is a member of The Modern Quilt Guild & The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. Her work has been exhibited at Quiltcon and The Festival of Quilts UK.

poster from the Festival of Quilts 2021 featuring The Macaroons Quilt made by Sarah Hibbert
The poster from the Festival of Quilts 2021 featuring The Macaroons Quilt made by Sarah Hibbert
Macaroons Quilt and another quilt made in Drunkards Pach blocks, in Linen
Macaroons Quilt and a quilt made in Drunkards Path blocks, in Linen
Crosses created in Linen cloth. Sarah uses all her scraps to create tiny artworks
Crosses created in Linen cloth. Sarah uses all her scraps to create tiny artworks
Drunkards Path quilt created in Linen
Drunkards Path quilt created in Linen sourced from Ray Stitch

Learn to Bind a Quilt with Sandie Lush

A little textile inspiration from my YouTube Textile Collection. Did you know there were FIVE different ways to bind a quilt?

Sandie Lush, shares Five Ways to complete, finish off & bind a quilt – including a ‘Traditional Piped Durham’ method.

Sandie’s beautiful Welsh quilts will be on exhibition in 2020 at the Welsh Quilt Centre (May 2020) & Minerva Arts Centre. For more information contact: http://sandielush.co.uk/https://www.welshquilts.com/.

Filmed at The Festival of Quilts 2019