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, 27 March 2013

Indian Textiles

Here is my next quilt in the series inspired by Ethnic Textiles. This time it is India

There is something about seeing a pile of textiles in a a market that I love. Carpets in Morocco, Kelims in Turkey and bits of textiles in India. I seem to have a large collection of these photos.

I wanted to make my quilt look like a pile of textiles which proved to be quite a challenge. I padded each row.

I have used screen printing, block printing and stencilling to make the individual "quilts".
The cowrie shells and buttons are screen printed. I added a little hand stitching.

Here is one of the photos I took in a shop in India

I want to try to make a much larger version of this for the Contempoary Quilt Group Challenge - Horizon, to be displayed at Festival of Quilts in August



  1. Lovely! What a brilliant inspiration!

  2. Excellent piece Gillian. I love the concept - it really works well.

  3. The first thing I love is the colour, then all the different surface designs on the fabrics and how the whole lot goes together to look just like a pile of quilts. Gorgeous. Elaine.

  4. wow, what a lot of work, and what a wonderful result. I am intrigued by the way the cowry shells seem to stand out, I thought they were sewn on at firstt. Very inspiring.

  5. Wow beautiful! I've just found your blog via thread studio on Facebook. I'll look forward to seeing this quilt for real at the Festival of Quilts

  6. Beautiful colours and patterns. I really love the quilt

  7. Lovely textiles - colourful and cheery. Have shared on Pinterest.