The Misses Barron Quilt – Part 1.

I was a quilter before I was a patchworker. The beautiful repeating nature of intricate patterns, the beguiling texture, the implied perseverance and diligence, the combination of delicate tiny stitches creating a strength to last generations. Everything about quilting fascinated me. My journey into patchwork and quilting was atypical. I bought a vintage quilt top… Continue reading The Misses Barron Quilt – Part 1.

Inspired by Ann: Pictures of My World. The 1820s Applique Quilt

At the start of 2018 I was involved in a radio programme for BBC Radio 4 called Moving Pictures by Cathy FitzGerald. This programme partnered with Google Arts & Culture to present ultra high definition pictures of works of art that can be examined online alongside the broadcast radio programme. The work of art for… Continue reading Inspired by Ann: Pictures of My World. The 1820s Applique Quilt

Bloomfield Coverlet : The Text Of Childhood

This quilt is based on a quilt in The Quilters' Guild Collection called The Mary and Edwin Bloomfield Coverlet, named after the makers who embroidered their names in the centre. Image from The Quilters Guild Collection. http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk The original quilt shares this unusual layout of hexagon and diamond shapes and is surrounded by text panels,… Continue reading Bloomfield Coverlet : The Text Of Childhood