Sunday 18 April 2010

Janet Bolton workshop

I have been away at West Dean on a residential workshop with Janet Bolton (www. I knew the applique techniques already but it was good to share laughs and fabrics with the other women on the course and to hear Janet's funny stories. I didn't really want to make a narrative picture so just played around with my fabrics and remembered how much I like doing small abstract compositions.

Quilts at the V and A

The quilts I saw at the V and A weren't all patchwork and quilting. I was particularly taken with the many fine examples of applique and the embroidered sections of the patchworked "Pomegranate Coverlet ( 1700-20). I have been having a go at embroidering directly on to sections of an old log cabin top. My own designs.