recently i was invited to showcase some of my small art on the respected galleribba website

this is a global online gallery of amazing small artworks (maximum length on any side of 30 cm), all of which are for sale

3 of my textile artworks are now for sale there

journey of life: fire

journey of life: light


many thanks to meta for inviting me, and for the great job she does as curator!


in loving memory

one reason i made (and still make) quilts is to honour someone

the 2 quilts in this post were made to honour my parents

folk art flowers

i made this quilt as an expression of love for my mother – i started it just before she died from cancer in 2002, and finished it about 2 months later

she was a very thrifty lady, so i used mostly scraps and remnants from my stash

it helped me cope as i grieved

[hand appliqued, hand quilted, machine assembled; original design inspired by roberta horton’s free-cut applique methods and gwen marsden’s liberated log cabin ideas]

dad’s quilt

i never gave this quilt a name – it’s always been known as ‘dad’s quilt’

this photo shows it hanging in the old church i initially rented to operate as a gallery and studio (to find out more about that, click here)

it tells the story of his life and is in bright colours because he liked them (i also made a book to go with it)

he proudly put it on his bed in his new house and showed everyone who came to visit

in this photo, we had just shown it to him for the first time – it still hadn’t been quilted

he died last november, and the quilt is still on his bed while we wait for his house to sell

lots of good memories …

p.s. – a lovely thing happened about 2 years after my mother died

her quilt was commissioned as a project for a quilting magazine

it also appeared on the cover