New Quilting at Rhegad Centre

I am very pleased to have three quilts accepted for the exhibition ‘New Quilting’ at the Rhegad Centre in Penrith, Cumbria. This exhibition opens tomorrow and runs until the 23rd April. More details can be found by visiting

One of my featured quilts is ‘Lightstrike’ (above) It was made in 2008 so its lovely to have the opportunity to show it again. It is interesting for me to look back and think how my work has changed over what is nearly ten years. Lightwave was one of a series of quilts exploring light and transparency and represents the period when I started painting with thickened dye rather than using shibori techniques to colour my fabric. The two other quilts are ‘Liquid Amber’ (below) ¬†made in 2011 and ‘Green Blooms’ made in 2015



Running Commentary

Running Commentary is an installation made by members of Quilt Art as part of their exhibition Small Talk which will be shown for the first time at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham. Below are the three pieces I have made as my contribution (colourways 1, 2, 3) colourways1colourways2 colourways3 ¬† Quilt Art celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year and as well as Small Talk we also have a major exhibition Dialogues. This will be shown at the Quilt Museum, York from the 11th September-31st October 2015. More information about Quilt Art, its members and exhibition venues can be found