Meet our members

We know the importance of face to face meetings but we want to share insights into our members, their skills, projects that they are working on at home and why quilting is important to them. You can find out more about them in this gallery and more detail is available on our members focus page.

 

 

Fiona Payne

Areas of interest: Modern and textile contemporary art

Memberships: The Quilters' Guild

I became fascinated with quilting and quilt history in the last three years. I have an artist background and bring my knowledge of colour, pattern and shape and endeavour to be mindful of this when choosing my blocks, patterns or quilting methods for any particular project. I make to sell at Cambridge Open Studios, or gifting to friends, family or charity schemes. Always willing to learn from fellow quilters and share knowledge. You can read more on Fiona's story here.

 

Moira Neal

Areas of interest: Artistic quilts

Memberships: The Quilters' Guild

I hand dye old cotton sheets and use them, and other found objects such as golden tomato puree tube metal to free machine applique at a great speed with lashings of black thread to create quirky, original designs. One line of wonky stitching looks like you cant do it...two wonky lines are lively! Finished is better than perfect. Just enjoy the ride and have fun making and creating quilts to please yourself.

 

Marion Curtis

Areas of interest: Historical, traditional, contemporary, modern, FME, artisitc, landscapes

From knitwear designer, weaver and lace maker bobbin, I got hooked onto patchwork and quilting. I soon tired of using printed fabrics and moved towards what is known as Modern Quilting to explore colour and texture. Hard to define but Modern Quilters tend to experiment, often taking a traditional block or pattern and experiment to make something fresh. I will improvise from a starting point until I achieve my vision. I have a current fascination with curved piecing while I play around with postitive and negative space. You can read more on Marion's story here.

 

Jill Essex

Areas of interest: Traditional, modern and FME 

I took up quilting three years ago and am enjoying experimenting with new techniques. There is so much still to learn. You can read more on Jill's story here.

 

Liz Ingle

Areas of interest: Traditional, FME and artisitc

The older of the 2 Liz's, City and Guilds, some teaching (ages ago). Still sewing.

 

Maggie Feltham

Areas of interest: Contemporary, modern, FME and artisitc

I started quilting as a therapy as my late husband was very I’ll and I needed something to take my mind off worrying. I’d always loved sewing.

 

Keen to meet anyone who would like to go on a quilting holiday so there is someone for company.

 

Carol Adams

Areas of interest: Traditional and modern  

I have been quilting for + 20 years

 

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