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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Saturday, 26 November 2011

My hydrangeas are turning red

The hydrangeas in my garden are turning deep claret red this late Autumn, from being pretty pink in the summer.  I don't really know why, but they do look stunning. A few flower mopheads are staying pink.

Does anybody know why?

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sunday, 20 November 2011

The View from Here by ColourFX

Here are some pictures of the current ColourFX's exhibition in London. There is still one week of the exhibition left - it closes on Saturday 26th November at 4 pm.

It is at Artefact / The Framer's Gallery, 36 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JT, Nearest underground station:  Goodge  Street.  Open Mon-Fri 10 - 5.30, last Saturday 11 - 4.

In the window: work by Alicia Merrett.  Inside on left: work by Margaret Jarvie.

Work by Christine Restall, Alicia Merrett, and Stefanie Rickard.

Glimpses of work by various members of ColourFX.

Work by Marlene Cohen, Christine Restall, and Alicia Merrett.

Work by Christine Restall and Marlene Cohen.

Work by Marlene Cohen and Stefanie Rickard.

For those who do not live in or near London, the exhibition will be going to Cowslip Workshops, Launceston, Cornwall, in January, and to the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, September-December 2012.   For further details, check

The private view was very busy, and everybody said it is our best exhibition to date, and what a wonderful splash of colour it was, in the middle of grey London.

Hope you manage to see it!


and today...

... at the 11th hour, it was 11-20-11-2011!!!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

Sewn interview

Well, 11-11-11 seems to have brought good news for me!  An interview with me has just appeared in a new website,  Sewn Europe, which is described as "a new and innovative online quilting and sewing community for all lovers of fabric crafts."  It certainly looks fascinating and it is full of interesting and useful information for quilters and textile people of all kinds.  Have a look!

The article is headed with one of my new quilts - a series I have just started, on cities and windows.  Here it is again:

It is called "Floating City - Sunset".


unique day

It's 11 - 11 - 11 !!!!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Bishop's Palace Exhibition

My exhibition at the Bishop's Palace in Wells, Colour Connections, is now finished.  It was extremely well received, with many comments about the wonderful 'splash of colour' in the autumnal weather, which ended the season of exhibitions at the Palace. Several sales were made of work by both artists (Nina Gronw-Lewis and myself), which was very satisfactory.  My printed map-quilts greetings cards sold like hot cakes (the same as in the exhibition in Ste Marie aux Mines).

I am now taking some of the work to London to be part of The View from Here, the exhibition by ColourFX Textile Art at The Framers Gallery, London W1T 2JT.  The printed map-quilt cards will also be available.  Below are some photos from The Bishop's Palace exhibition.

I have also updated my website with new galleries containing my recent map quilts and also the new Cities and Windows series.

Thanks for visiting!