"I CAN See
linen and silk,
invisible thread quilting,
45cm x 25 cm
Festival Of Quilts,
SAQA Europe: Breaking Boundaries
Patchwork and Quilting Expo
Lyon, France, 2006
Book challenge -
"My Tears in Your Bottle"
quote from Psalms:
"You have seen me tossing and turning through the
night. You have collected all my tears and preserved them
in your bottle! You have recorded every one in your book."
tea-dyed linen and silk, poly-organza,
rock crystal chips, antique beads, invisible thread quilting
42 cm x 36 cm
Festival Of Quilts,
Arts Worship Sabbath
27 August, 2006
Old Town, Maine
"Esther Anna Breaks Out of the Box Again"
size: h-72cm x w-68cm
Materials: Leather, Suede,
Fur, Cotton, Silk and other fabrics, glass beads.
Techniques: Stamping; Dry Transfer lettering painted over with PVA
glue; hand-coloured, computer-manipulated inkjet printed image on cotton;
invisible machine appliqué; free motion quilting, doll-type techniques for
Festival of Quilts, UK 2006
Tribute to My Grandmother: Although considered eccentric
by most, I admire her for her achievements and abilities which most
women of her age and era would never have attempted. She obtained
university degrees in her 60's, used her student discount to travel the
world, and continued supply teaching until nearly 80. Her creativity
showed in her carpentry, painting, and many other ways.
She outwardly followed rules set by society, family, and even those of
her own making, but she always found a way out of the box in the end.
30cm x 20cm
Travel Poster Challenge from
Quilting Arts list.
size requirement: 2:3 ratio
"You are making a poster that represents your area"
Bracknell has many little gems
that are often passed over, even by the residents. After thinking about all
the ones I would like to make a poster for, I chose South Hill Park,
is local to me.
The grounds are lovely with the lakes and the green areas enjoyed by young
and old. The house is full of life and character whether as a place to enjoy
musical performances, see a play in the Wilde Theatre, or experience the
opportunity of learning how to create your own art. I chose to take photos
of different aspects of
South Hill Park that I feel reflect its charm.
particularly drawn to the outdoor sculptures; modern, historical and even
I printed the photos on cotton and fused them down. I then used
invisible thread to quilt them. I hope this poster will encourage others in
my neighbourhood to recognise what we have on our doorstep. During the time
I was making this, the town has given more funding to South Hill Park to
give it a lift and enable even more community events to be held there.