Irene MacWilliam

Latest Work - Click on the Thumbnails below to take you to relevant page


 


2012 - all 26 Events of the Year Quilts were shown in -
Tower Museum, Londonderry/Derry Northern Ireland
and
Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/quilts/exhibit/followup.html#derry160212
http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/quilts/exhibit/followup.html#letterkenny120412


In 1985 I went to a talk about appliqué in the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild. I decided that I would have a go. I was not interested in reproducing traditional patterns so my early work was machine appliqué.

I use a lot of free machining and other decorative techniques Many pieces incorporate text, often almost hidden.

Since 1986 I have been making Events of the Year quilts see Year Quilts. From this page you can access images of individual year quilts covering 1986-2011. These quilt have 19 picture panels that cover world events.
In 2004 the Year and the Peace Quilts were Exhibited at the Festival of Quilts at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. They were shown in Armagh Museum, Northern Ireland in 2005 together with a retrospective show of my work and in the Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum in 1986. In 2012 the 26 year quilts were shown in Tower Museum, Londonderry/Derry Northern Ireland and Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Ireland.

I have produced many 3 dimensional pieces that satisfy the criteria of a quilt as they consist of 3 layers but equally well would be accepted as embroidery or sculpture. A miscellaneous selection of my work can be seen from Galleriesaa

I am a freelance lecturer and teacher. Details of my talks and workshops can be seen on the Lectures + Workshops page. My career details may be seen on CV

There are also pages showing my Journal Quilts for 2014  2013    2012    2011    2010    2009   2008     2007 

A list of all the pieces on this site with links to the individual images can be seen on the List of work page

Sky is the Limit is an online group. We make a piece each month to a set theme.

Some of my recent work can be seen on flickr:    http://flic.kr/ps/23XmR1

CDs
A CD of all the Year Hangings 1986 -2011, (2012 is under construction), plus a minimum of 4 details from each year together with 3 Peace Quilts is available for £6.00 which includes P&P (UK). email for details

A CD of all 27 Fish and Water works (53 high quality images) is available for £6.00 which includes P&P (UK). email for details

Site updated May 2014 with Journals 2014