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.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Patchy Road. 
Well here we are - finished at last.  this piece really does have the most hand quilting I have ever done in a single piece.  Having taken the decision to cut back on teaching workshops I was going through some old workshop samples  - UFO's - call them what you will.  The main fabric (Wax print again!) I've had for a long time - and started working with it probably somewhere around 5 years ago.  It had got as far as being a square piece about twice this size.  I love the fabric - generally liked what I had done - but had never got any further.  What was really neat was being able to use our size ruling to give me permission to cut it up!  When I've shown it to a couple of people (Alison being one of them) the immedaite reaction to the patchwork strips was that this was the road/s I am travelling - don't think either of them meant it to be' patchy' - but in the end that 's what I 've decided it is - as my efforts at getting things done is indeed very patchy!  But as Alison said - the blue 'burst' is 'bursting with ideas!'  or words to that effect...


  1. Magie, I really love this one!Great work.

  2. you cracked it, and hand stitching as well, amazing.

  3. The orange bit makes the piece zing for me - and loved the Kantha stitching.

  4. Yes, the addition of the hand stitching makes a wonderful contrast to the main fabric. This is full of movement and life with lots of punch!