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.

Saturday, 5 May 2012


The inspiration for my second Voyager quilt came from a photograph taken in Talek, a town near our camp in the Masai Mara. Talek is a dirty, dusty place teeming with people, donkeys, cows and goats. There are many small shops, bars and lodging houses. This colourful, strip pieced building caught my eye- a quilt!

As I finished piecing the building it looked rather flat. Very unlike me, I decided to let it take me off on a tangent- hence the floating squares. I added more depth with a 'trapunto' effect on the door and windows. Masai bead discs added balance to the squares.


  1. The addition of the floating squares really makes your piece. Who cares that it does not look anymore exactly like the building.

  2. I think it is a beautiful interpretation of that building. It has all the joy and color without all the dirt and animals. I'm sure it is the look the person who originally painted it was going for! And the tangents and beadwork balance perfectly.

  3. I love the colours in this photo and the decision to capture the essence not do a slavish replica.