I have enjoyed an evolving career in textiles. After teaching in London schools I focused on the City & Guilds Design and Craft courses, both as a teacher and external verifier. I have taught the course at several centres in England and also in France and Greece.
I am an active member of Contemporary Quilt group of the Quilters' Guild and a member of the Textile Group of the Herts Visual Arts Forum, taking part in the annual Open Studios event, usually held in September.
Currently I am the Regional Coordinator for The International Feltmakers Association, organising workshops and events for members of Region 5.
My work has been exhibited in the UK and abroad, and has been featured in numerous publications. I have completed commissioned textile wall hangings for Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust, the Quilters' Guild '25 for 25' collection and JD Wetherspoons, St Albans, with numerous others in private collections.
I have been invited to judge a variety of Quilt competitions including the 2011 New Zealand Quilt Symposium, the 2012 Dubai International Quilt Competition and the 2014 Switzerland Quilt Show.
Herts Open Studios
Nationally & Internationally With:
Feb. '12 - 'Trapping Colour, Catching Light' - Solo exhibition, Hertford Theatre Gallery
Aug. '11 - Festival of Quilts, NEC
Jul. '11 - 'Past Present Future' - HVA at Hertford Museum
Aug. '07 - Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham
June '10 Herts Visual Arts, Kingsbury Barn, St.Albans
June '07 - Expo Magic Quilt, France
May '07 - The Red House Glass Cone
Nov.'06 - Courtyard Arts, Hertford
Nov.'04 - Delta Studios, Falkirk
April '02 - Quilt Expo, Barcelona
Jan.'02 - 'Hidden Secrets' St Albans Museum
July '01 - Minerva Art Centre, Llanidloes
June '01 - 'The Art of Quilts', Shipley Arts Gallery, Gateshead
Jan '01 - 'Pages from my Sketchbook' Solo at Leighton Buzzard Library
Sept. '99 - 'Landscape Impressions', Bromham Mill, Bedford
Oct. '98 - 'Chasing Butterflies, Kicking Leaves' Solo at Tring Museum
Nov.'96 - 'Layers of Inspiration', Quilters Guild, Dean Clough Galleries
Catching Colour, Trapping Light
Barbara's gallery at the Festival of Quilts
'Pages from my Sketckbook'
Solo exhibition at Leighton Buzzard Library
Barbara's work and written articles have appeared in the following
2016 Hertfordshire Life
2007 The Quilter. Article: 'Contempory or Inovative'
2005 The Quilter's Guild Collection: Contempory Quilts: Heritage Inspiration
2004 A Quilter's Guide to Floral Quilts
2004 The Quilter. Autumn 04 - C&G in France
2004 Magic Patch. No.16 - Mosaics (below right)
2003The Quilter. Spring Issue - Cover picture & Teacher Profile (below).
2002 Popular Patchwork. Conversation Piece
2000 Fabrications. Mosaics Article
1999 Fabrications. Design article
1999 The Quilter. Cover picture and Exhibition Review
1998 Popular Patchwork. 'Bluebells' featured.
1997 The Quilter.Autumn Issue - 'Further into the Birchwoods' featured.
1997 Popular Patchwork.
1996 Popular Patchwork.
1994 The Quilter. Ciy & Guilds Course article.
2007 HADFAS, Felting the Seasons at Roundwood Park Junior School, Harpenden (see right)
2005 '25 for 25', QGBI
2005 JD Wetherspoons, Water End Barns, St Albans, England: Two wall hangings
2002 Hammersmith Hospital Trust, London: Three wall hangings.
Quilt Judge for:
2014 Switzerland Quilt Show
2013 Kuwait Textile Show
2012 International Quilt Show, Dubai
2011 Remarkable Symposium, Queenstown, NZ
2003/4 / 14/16 Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham
2002 Royal Dublin Society, Ireland
Organiser for Judges at the Festival of Quilts NEC Birmingham UK 05-09
Tutor on Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles Judges Course 07-09
External Verifier for City & Guilds (1993 - 2006): Design & Craft, Stitched Textiles
Dance of Devotion
A quilt by Anne Armour and winner of Best in Show,
Dubai International Quilt Show 2012