The Festival of Quilts 2020

Online Virtual Competition
Birmingham, United Kingdom

There are always elements of surprise when employing the technique of improvisational design because colour, composition and message can either unfold gently or unravel in an instant. With this quilt, the colour palette emerged as I sewed each band to the other, as did the overall layout of the blocks, but the message came to me the moment I saw the piece in its entirety: a sky bursting with colour at sunset.

As a textile designer, I primarily use surplus and remnant fabrics to help rethink our ideas of ‘waste,’ and to create a design language that is contemporary, relevant and honest.