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.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Fussen to Ripponden

At the beginning of September Mark and I cycled from Fussen (in Germany - close to the Austrian border). It was about 1400kms. We cycled first along the Romantic Road cycle route and then joined the Rhein Radweg. It was generally flat so we could cycle at least 100kms a day. I wanted to make a long thin quilt so made 2 quilts 5" x 20" and have joined them together. I drew it all out carefully choosing buildings, significant things we saw along the way. I made each quilt in white with dark brown stitching and then added the colour afterwards. I coloured the sky to match the weather. 


  1. I am blown away by this quilt! And also by the fact that you can cycle 1400 km ! You are setting very high standards Gillian.

  2. What a brilliant record of your journey Gillian - but given the speed and energy with which you attack life I am amazed you were able to remember what you saw! Did you really do 100km every day!

  3. I just love cycling along (remember much of the cycling this time was flat) looking at the boats, planning my next quilts etc.
    Most days we did more than 100kms - 120 or so. The more cycling you do the more food you can eat! The hardest bit of our trip was cycling back from Hull to Ripponden

  4. Love your painting for all the different scenes and buildings. There is such a lot to look at in this. Imagine you took photos all along the way so you could remember what was where! Impressive cycling too! Great work Gillian, can't wait to see it in the flesh.