“We Must Not Look at Goblin Men”

Mixed media art quilt We must not look at goblin men,We must not buy their fruits:Who knows upon what soil they fedTheir hungry, thirsty roots? (from Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti) This piece is based on Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti‘s long narrative poem about temptation, seduction, courage and sisterly devotion. Although Rossetti herself insisted the poem was intended solely as […]

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“Elemental”

Quartet of mixed media art quilts Alchemists and philosophers determined that the world was created of four basic elements and that for each, there existed a creature made of, and attuned to, that element. Elemental brings together the four alchemical elements – earth, air, fire and water – with their associated cardinal points, astrological signs, colours and seasons. These four small […]

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“Hamadryad: Oak”

Mixed media art quilt The hamadryad is a nymph so closely linked with the tree she inhabits that should it die, she dies also. Like other shy, wild creatures, they can sometimes be spotted in the woods, caught in the fleeting moment between awareness and flight. As with all these works, I began with plain white fabric and a picture […]

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“Edward’s Bears”

Patchwork quilt I made this quilt for my nephew for his ‘big boy’ bed! I was interested to see what happened if you used a feature fabric as a background and blenders for the blocks. Made with commercial fabrics only. Quilted on my domestic sewing machine with a diagonal grid. Year 2003 Size 52″ x 52″(132 cm x 132 cm) […]

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“Eve In The Woods”

Patchwork quilt This quilt was made for an online friend who had been very ill. Commercial and hand-dyed fabrics with hand-written and inkjet printed messages for strength, recovery and happiness. Quilted free-hand on my domestic sewing machine with meandering, leaves and small woodland creatures. Year 2002 Size 66″ x 66″(168 cm x 168 cm) Series or Collection n/a Designed by […]

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“I Shall Weep No More for the Lost in their Water Graves”

Patchwork wall-hanging Representing the golden pyramids of Atlantis sinking beneath the waves, this wall-hanging was an experiment to try out bargello piecing, and to see how quickly I could make a quilt. (Answer: not as quickly as I’d hoped.) Commercial fabrics including batiks. Machine quilted on my domestic sewing machine with a vermicelli seaweed design. Year 2002 Size 64″ x […]

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“Love Hearts for Louisa”

Patchwork quilt This small quilt was made for my niece’s Christening and features the same tree of life design from my nephew’s quilt with pieced blocks and additional continuous line designs by Hari Walner. Made with commercial fabrics only. Quilted free-hand on a domestic sewing machine. Year 2002 Size 38″ x 42″(97 cm x 107 cm) Series or Collection n/a […]

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“Tree Of Life Cot Quilt”

Wholecloth quilt This small quilt made for my nephew’s Christening was my first attempt at free-motion quilting anything larger than a sample square. (Nothing like starting with a challenge!) The quilting pattern is a wholecloth continuous line design by Hari Walner. Made with commercial fabrics. Quilted free-hand on a domestic sewing machine. Year 1998 Size 36″ x 42″ (91 cm […]

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