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Spring 2015

My work can be seen in the Art of Bereavement at the Crafts Centre, Farnham until the end of May,  an exhibition related to the conference on the 15th May. A selection of cloths is being shown in Rural Crafts Reimagined in the north of England, the tour opens at Saltaire near Bradford in May […]

Published: 12th May 2015
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Levenshulme

My new embroidered tablecloth will be part of the Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival in South Manchester. The event runs from  June 12th -21st culminating in the picnic in the park and the community tablecloth extravaganza. Information on how to sew your own can be found on the website or email lfadfest@gmail.com www.levenshulmefadfestival.com

Published: 7th May 2015
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US Exhibition

“Signature Cloths” at the IQSC in Lincoln, Nebraska opened in September. It showcases several of my recent collaborative signature quilts alongside a selection from the Nebraska collection.

Published: 4th May 2015
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Nebraska Schools

The shared cloth made from the sewn names of children at Culler school is complete. Judy and Margrethe, volunteers at the museum, created quilts with the names from the two other schools, Goodrich and Dawes. This follows my  September visit where, with help from staff at the IQSC, we worked on a stitch project with […]

Published: 11th April 2015
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Latest

Until Feb 28th – A Patch work of Memories is showing in “On my Mother’s Knee” at Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor, North Wales.

Published: 2nd February 2015
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Please Sign Here

This is the latest collaborative signature project on display at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale until March 2014.
The blog address is http://pleasesignhere.wordpress.com

Published: 8th November 2014
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Remembering Emily

This recent signature cloth marks the centenary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in June 1913 and pays homage to the banner on display in the Museum of London, made up of the sewn signatures of suffragettes imprisoned in Holloway in 1911. It is part of the www.100deeds.co.uk.

Published: 6th October 2014
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Emily Complete

See my Remembering Emily post for background information. This cloth was part of the Wilding Festival on the 15th June at St George’s in Bloomsbury where Emily’s memorial service had been held. It was carried in the procession by her descendent and draped in the church where her coffin had stood 100 years ago. Thanks to Sarah Evans @ artwithaheart

Published: 1st October 2014
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Made for Manchester

The new bags from Ahmedabad were display at the Craft Centre in Manchester as part of the Asian Triennial in the autumn. They are made from khadi cloth, woven according to Ghandi’s principals. Khadi is a movement started by Gandhi and aimed at boycotting foreign goods and promoting Indian goods, thereby improving India’s economy.

Published: 20th December 2013
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Blackpool

A collaborative project with groups in Blackpool, made as a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. As much as celebration of Blackpool and its people as the royal event, the quilt brought many disparate people together in the making

Published: 30th November 2013
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