"I CAN See Clearly"

tea-dyed linen and silk,
invisible thread quilting,
 leather binding
45cm x 25 cm

Festival Of Quilts,
UK 2005

SAQA Europe: Breaking Boundaries
Patchwork and Quilting Expo
Lyon, France, 2006


Book challenge -
Jan '04
"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,
Aug 2005

Arts Worship Sabbath
27 August, 2006

Private collection,
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 3-D figure.

Festival of Quilts, UK 2006

Artist Statement:
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,
as it 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.
I am particularly drawn to the outdoor sculptures; modern, historical and even natural.
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.