Tag: Art quilts

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So the New Year celebrations are over and we’re all settling back into our ‘regular lives’, it’s at this time of the year that I begin looking around to see what courses are on offer and what new skills I can acquire to enhance my creative practice. I am lucky that I can study once…

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I’ve just had a week of holiday in New Zealand visiting family and enjoying old haunts. I also got lucky enough to go to two quilt shows and a couple of shops. (I mean quilt shops of course, the rest don’t count). Luckily for me Rose City Quilters and Horowhenua Quilters were both having exhibitions.…

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How lucky did I feel to go to a workshop to learn how to transfer a painted surface to fabric in a technique developed and taught by Esterita Austin a fabulous teacher and quilter from the US. This is some of Esterita’s work and it is characterised, I think, by the luminescent quality of the…

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I have explored a variety of textile crafts before finally realising that patchwork and quilting was the area that I wanted to specialise into. Early on in my quilting explorations, in order for me to further my knowledge and gain inspiration, I began looking around to see what groups met in my local area and…

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Hi I’m Sam, a fashion and textiles teacher, quilter, embroider, fabric and thread enthusiast! I’ve been into textiles for over 20 years having studied a degree in textiles at West Surrey College of Art and Design (now UCA) in the 1990’s. I’ve explored a range of textile techniques and processes since my degree, firstly hand…