About

Much of my inspiration comes from the architecture and culture of places I have visited - Peru, Italy, Thailand, Mexico and Egypt among others - and more recently abstract themes such as secrecy and concealment, calligraphy and rain!

I like to work with plain cream fabric using my sewing machine and thread to stitch, quilt, manipulate, texture and embellish the fabric; thread is a major element in my work.

I often use geometric shapes and patterns - although I do occasionally break out! - and usually plan my quilts on graph paper after a few minimal line drawings. I make lots of samples as I work to find the best way to interpret a motif or pattern - and so creative thinking takes over and the finished quilt is often quite different to the initial design. I also hand-dye fabrics for more colourful quilts. I have recently started to include mixed media in my work and teaching.

I have won many awards over the past 18 years and my quilts have been selected for exhibitions in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA.
I am an Invited Judge for the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles.

MEMBERSHIP
Art Textiles:Made in Britain
Society of Designer Craftsmen
Quilters' Guild of the British Isles
International Quilt Association (USA)
Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers
Sutton Coldfield Society of Artists
Trinity Quilters
Tangent Textiles

EXHIBITIONS - selected and invited
2016 Art Textiles:Made in Britain, Redditch Needle Museum
2016 Art Textiles:Made in Britain, Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham
2016 Tangent Textiles, at Redditch Needle Museum
2016 Art Textiles:Made in Britain, Minerva Gallery, Llanidloes
2016 Tangent Textiles, at Fashion,Embroidery&Stitch, NEC, Birmingham
2015 Tangent Textiles at Minerva Gallery, LLanidloes
2015 World Quilt & Textile Exhibition, USA, (touring)
2105 Guest Exhibitor at Quilt en Sud, Biarritz
2015 Tangent Textiles, at Fashion Embroidery & Stitch, NEC, Birmingham
2014 Art Textiles:Made in Britain, at Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham
2014 Solo Exhibition at Quilts UK @ Malvern, Springfields Quilt Show @
Spalding and National Quilt Championships @ Sandown
2014 Weavers Gallery, Ledbury
2014 Tangent Textiles, Number8 Gallery, Pershore
2014 Tangent Textiles, Fashion,Embroidery & Stitch, NEC, Birmingham
2013 Tangent Textiles, National Needlework Archive, Newbury
2013 Tangent Textiles, Friary Gallery, Lichfield
2012 Tangent Textiles 'Naturally' at Fashion,Embroidery&Stitch, NEC,Birmingham
2011 Tangents Go Travelling',Chasewater Innovation Centre,Brownhills
2011 'Moon Rainbow', Weavers Gallery, Ledbury
2010 Houston Quilt Festival, 'Tactile Architecture'
2010 Houston Quilt Festival (Finalist)
2010 World Quilt & Textile, USA, (touring)
2010 'Tangents go Travelling', Tangent Textiles,
Corinium Museum, Cirencester
2009/10 'Romantic Proposals',Potteries Museum & Art
Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
2009 Tangent Textiles, ZigZags, Newport
2009 World Quilt & Textile, USA (touring)
2009 Quilters' Guild Exhibition,(selected)
"Pearls,Pearls,Pearls",York Quilt Museum
2008 MidlandsTextileForum,"CommonThreads",Leicester
2008 Houston Quilt Festival, (Finalist)
2008 'Quilts in Time',(selected) Quilt Museum, York
2008 Tangent Textiles,Harding House Gallery,Lincoln
2008 Tangent Textiles,Friary Gallery,Lichfield
2007 World Quilt & Textile USA (touring)
2007 Houston Quilt Festival 'Tactile Architecture'
2007 Quilt National'07,Ohio,USA(touring to late2009)
2006 Waterloo County Quilt Festival,Ontario,Canada
2005 Tangent Textiles,Redditch
2005 Tangent Textiles,RealArt Gallery,Shrewsbury
2005 'Shaping Up!',Beverley Art Gallery,Yorkshire
2004 'Fabric of Nature',Wallsworth Hall,Twigworth
2004 Quiltfest, Llangollen, Wales
2003 Houston Quilt Festival(Finalist)(2 quilts)
2003 Craft Gallery,Royal Birmingham SocietyofArtists
2002 'Transforming Tradition',Quilters'Gld National Exhibition,Halifax
2000 Government Offices West Midlands, Brussels
1999 Mall Galleries,London, Soc.of Designer Craftsmen