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, 13 June 2012

India again!
I have enough inspirational photos from my holiday in India to make many quilts. In fact I had so many ideas I didnt really know which way to go next.
I really want to have a good display of work at the FOQ to go with my Flower kits (printed by Fiona's block printer and made up by the men in the workshop) and i really want to show a variety of different techniques

I wanted to experiment with new ways of working so started by selecting some of my photos and doing some drawings.
Several samples later I put together my 3rd Voyage

The shapes on the left are the fruit and vegetables on display, the next a vase in a museum in Bhuj, the next shows the circles of pigment for sale in the market, underneath the untensils in a house in the Kutch and the last one a door in Pushkar. 
I really love the size of the quilts. It was Magie who persuaded me to agree to go for the bigger size and I just love it. 
I am off to israel in July so I am hoping that the next couple of quilts may be based on things that I see when i am there.


  1. Wow, this is soooo beautiful, I love the use of the collage of images, and the colours. You are inspiring me for my next piece. I need to get the photo up of my #3.

  2. Well done Gillian - looks terrific. Glad you like the size - Interestingly I'm still struggling a bit - but slowly getting my head around it!

  3. Why do I like this so much? Firstly the colours attract me,then there are so many pleasing shapes and different patterns and so much to look at.Well done,Gillian,-have a great time on your next trip and I'llcatch up with you in Birmingham in August.

  4. Wow is right. This is such a happy piece and the colors work so well. I'm glad you included your sketches and inspirations. The design fits so well within the "frame" of the piece. The prints of the various fabrics add so much texture!