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My Portfolios are stored as annual galleries.
To open a Gallery, please click on the thumbnail image.

2020 - A Year in my Garden, Geographe bay, Western Australia is the theme for this year's Journal Quilts. So many plants, shrubs and trees that are new to me. So much to learn.
 
2019 - My theme for this year is Beachcombing; celebrating costal walks and the things we found and collected. It also gives an opportunity for a final look at the collections in London's Natural History Museum.
 
2018 - My Journal Quilt theme for 2018 is ‘White Cloud and other boat hulls’. Yacht marinas are fascinating places all year round. White Cloud is our self-restored 1912 wooden yawl and is a fine sight in or out of the water.
My other work here includes larger quilts and felt pieces.
 

2017 - My theme for this year's Journal Quilts is ROCKS! As in geology; ‘the science which deals with the physical structure of the earth’. I’ll be exploring the features of a variety of geographical areas that I visit.

 
2016 - The theme for my Journal Quilts this year is A Closer Look and I’ll be zooming in to explore colour and texture from a variety of inspirational sources.
 
2015 - Taking Coastlines as a theme for my Journal Quilts this year allows me to revisit some memorable pages from my sketchbook and further explore some fascinating places.
 
2014 - My work, including Journal Quilts, based on the theme 'Lines Across Burma' and my developing passion for felt making

 

2013 - The theme for my 2013 Journal Quilts - Oceania: Arts & Crafts of the Pacific. Also felt work, challange quilts and other pieces.

 

2012 - The Journal Quilts for 2012 were based on the theme of Fruit & Vegetables. Other work included pieces for exhibitions, family and fun!

 
2011 - 'Trapping Colour, Catching Light' explores imagery from the Great Barrier Reef, 'Where the rainforest meets the Sea', in Northern Queensland, Australia. Also a trip to New Zealand influences my Journal Quilts.

 

2010 - 'Where the rainforest meets the Sea' explores imagery from the Great Barrier Reef, in Northern Queensland, Australia.
'Coastlines' began with an eco-friendly walking holiday on the Northumberland coast; here I am interested in the juxtaposition of printed cloth with my own collection of linen and silk fabrics

A collection of Journal Quilts and larger pieces based on these themes

 

2009 - Journal quilts based on the flora, fauna, weather and reefs of Australia explore a range of techniques and fabrics. Additionally, other pieces including work on the theme of 'Coastlines'

 

2008 - Trapping Colour, Catching Light. My inspiration continues to centre on coastlines, coral reef systems and related images, but I am sometimes distracted by environmental issues or a return to long familiar themes. Felt and silk, painted and dyed fabrics.

 

2007 - My Journal Quilts feature the images, colours and memories of a first trip to Australia. The early quilts are inspired by photos from my daughter Rebecca, a marine biologist based in Queensland, and later quilts from my own travels; sailing in the Whitsundays, snorkeling on the coral reef, exploring the rainforest and the sights of Sydney.

 
2007 - 'The Glass Quilt'. An interpretation of one of my Quilts 'Six in the City' (which was based on 'The Gherkin' building in London) in cast glass.
"A glass building inspires a textile quilt which inspires a glass sculpture. A great project"
 
2006 - My first designs and pieces inspired by coastlines
 
2004-5 - A period of experimentation and productivity. Two large commission pieces commanded much time and thought in addition to a piece commissioned by The Quilters' Guild and the finishing of an 'Heirloom Quilt'.
 
2002-3 - Developing my techniques of fabric mosaic and bonded applique, and a three quilt commission from Hammersmith Hospital
 
2000-1 - My specialism, Fabric Mosaics, inspired by trips to the Czech Republic, Spain and, nearer to home, St. Albans.
 
The late 90's - A period of developing ideas, skills and techniques. Bonded applique, strip patchwork and fabric mosaics amongst others.