Members

 

Pat Archibald RPat Archibald

Quiltmaking and teaching are passions of mine. My love of fabric started at an early age and I now teach from my studio in Edinburgh and on a freelance basis. My travels are a constant source of inspiration to me. Adventures in Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong have proved very inspirational but recent commissioned work have been about locations closer to home – the Highlands and islands of Scotland. My work has been widely exhibited in the UK and in the USA and can be viewed here on my website.

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Joyce WatsonJoyce Watson

Joyce has gained wide experience teaching textile art, patchwork and quilting and embroidery throughout Scotland. Her interest in the use of fabrics and mixed media led to her gaining a distinction in her 4 year City and Guilds course and she has exhibited her prize-winning wall hangings nationally and internationally. An enthusiastic teacher, she encourages her students to enjoy working with textiles and helps them to develop their skills creatively.

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Margaret O'GormanMargaret O’Gorman

My quilting life began after I saw a quilt in a shop window in Florida; I bought a few fabrics and started to put them together on a beach. Since then I have been an avid fabric collector on my travels around the world. I completed my City & Guilds in Perth College and now enjoy applique and do most of my work by machine.

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Margaret Morrow Margaret Morrow

Margaret has a teaching background and has completed her City and Guilds parts 1 & 2. She has always enjoyed creative sewing and craftwork and feels a major benefit from the C&G was to teach her how to look at things in a new light. Margaret particularly likes to work with texture and colour, an enthusiasm which she passes on to her students. She has recently moved house and has new studio which is inspiring her to new work.

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maryMary Ennis

The discovery of patchwork and quilting at a local exhibition led Mary to seek some basic tuition. She then undertook and completed City and Guilds parts 1&2. Her work includes both contemporary and traditional quilts in which she utilises a variety of materials. Mary sees quilts as a transformation of drawings, painting and sculpture, through fabric manipulation. Her hope is that others will derive pleasure from the appreciation of this traditional craft.

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Jan WatsonJan Watson

Jan trained as a teacher of Home Economics and has been quilting since the late 1970s. She completed City and Guilds part 1 in 1999. Her background is in needlework and dressmaking rather than art and design, but City and Guilds definitely changed her approach and increased her output.

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Alison DraysonAlison Drayson

Alison has sewn since childhood but only began to quilt after enforced early retirement at age 50. She has done City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting parts 1&2 and now makes mainly art quilts, with a particular focus on the use of colour and machine embellishment.

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Sheena ReemanSheena Reeman

I learned to sew at my Mother’s knee and have been sewing on and off ever since. It was not until I retired from a career in teaching that I have been able to indulge my passion more intensively, attending various courses and workshops by leading textile artists and experimenting with new techniques. I prefer the “serendipity effect” rather than precision piecing and like to add texture with embroidery and embellishments. As a new member of the group I am looking forward to the challenge of working on a common theme and hope to bring enthusiasm and a willingness to learn from others

Sheena joined the group in 2015. Her quilts for Turning Point can be viewed HERE.

 

Gillian CooperGillian Cooper

Gillian is an artist, tutor and writer based in Balfron, rural Stirlingshire, with a strong interest in quilting. Having discovered her love for fibre art as an adult, she attended Goldsmiths College in London, studying Fine Art Textiles. Using dye, print, paint and stitch, Gillian transforms plain fabric into atmospheric installations and art work. She teaches C&G Patchwork & Quilting from her home studio and also offers other shorter classes. You can see more of her work and find out about her classes on her website www.gilliancooper.co.uk

Gillian joined the group in 2015. Her quilts for Turning Point can be viewed HERE.

 

 

NOTE

Members have differing numbers of quilts displayed on this site. This is because the membership has changed over time, with new members joining and others moving on, and not all members have contributed to all the collections. Similarly, quilts which may have been exhibited as part of a collection in the past will not appear on this website if the quilter is not a current member of the group.