2012 - all 26 Events
of the Year Quilts were shown in -
Tower Museum, Londonderry/Derry Northern Ireland
Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny
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
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 2012 2011
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
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
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 October 2012