We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The Kutch

Maybe I should call this quilt "Where I wish I was". When we were in India in February we went to Bhuj in Gujarat, from here we travelled towards the Pakistan border and went to villages rarely visited by tourists. We were lucky enough to be in one village where the women were getting ready for a wedding. We sat in a small mud hut surrounded by women and their dowry quilts. At another village we watched women sew quilts. A fantastic experience. I just want to go back.
I painted the background and some additional parts of this quilt and appliqued others. The silver is made by applying foil and then added machine embroidery


  1. What a beautiful piece Gillian - and how effective all the decorative pieces are on the costume. The silver 'bling' worked well too! Yes, India is clearly a source of inspiration......

  2. I really need to see this in the flesh to appreciate it fully. Which parts are painted,which bits appliqued and so on. Did you paint her face? Such a lot of inspiration from your Indian trip! Love it!

  3. The face is painted, so is the background and parts of the quilt are painted as well. The rest is appliqued. The shisha glass is made by using foil. The rest is machine quilted/embroidered. The edge is zig zaged but I have also added a small cord along the edge just so that you cant see any of the wadding. It should be on my stand at the Festival of Quilts in August. Look forward to seeing you there