QUILT MAKER

My first quilt is still unfinished.  I showed it to my husband before we were married and it still sits unfinished over 30 years later!  Its design is simple.  Its technique and execution are flawed.  Now my quilts range from working on a Baltimore (a 2 year project alongside 24+ quilters meeting monthly in the Studio and led by Yvonne Bodecott) to a quilt made from my late father-in-law’s Saville Row suits; from light wall hangings inspired by the ephemeral sea-meets-land of the West of Scotland to thick, practical bed quilts inspired by the realities of Scottish winters.

I love the process of making as well as the process of designing.  There is huge pleasure in sitting alone or with friends and hand-stitching.  I sew in church.  I sew in business meetings; in the car; at airports; in bed.  Something about the way my brain is wired means that I seem to take in information better when my hands are working – whether it’s a needle working through fabric or a pencil filling a sketchbook. But while hand-sewing is a pleasure I love my Bernina, have fun with my new embellisher and am learning to use the long-arm in The Studio. 

Friendship
Freddie's Trousers
In Rod We Trust
Edge of the Land

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