Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Mary is Highly Commended

Mary McIntosh had three quilts on display at the Festival of Quilts 2017 and was pleased to be awarded a Highly Commended for her miniature 'Copper Coil'
Copper Coil miniature 8" x 8"
 Mary also had an entry into the Contemporary section of the show with a piece called Copper Bleach

Copper Bleach triptych - black linen wholecloth, discharged and bleached, machine stitched and appliqued

Lynne wins 'little' award

Congratulations to Lynne Pretty who won first prize in the Quilters Guild miniature display at the Festival of Quilts 2017

Miniature quilt by Lynne Pretty
The Quilters Guild asked each region to submit 3 mini quilts 12inch x 6inch landscape to be exhibited at the NEC. These pieces to be made by non-miniature group members.
Visitors to the show were asked to vote for their favourite piece.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Out of the East to travel to East Midlands

Out of the Fold will exhibit the 'Out of the East' collection at the British Quilt and Stitch Village Show in April 2018


Dates: 13th - 15th April 2018

Times: 10am - 5pm

Venue: Uttoxeter racecourse
            Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Friday, 26 May 2017

Textiles East Exhibition 2018

Out of the Fold are delighted to have been invited as the exhibiting group for the Textiles East Event in February 2018

The group will be unveiling a whole new body of work on the theme 'Out of the East'

Venue: Swavesey College, Cambs

Date: 16th - 17th February 2018

Time: 10am - 5pm


Follow the blog for glimpses of work in progress

Lynne Pretty (detail) 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Suffolk Open Studios

Mary McIntosh will exhibit in Suffolk Open Studios as part of the Creative Stitch Hub in Ipswich alongside Textile Artists Annette Morgan and Kate Thompson

 The Creative Stitch Studio is at
WI Federation Office
22 Orford Street

Open 11am - 5pm on Sat 3rd and Sun 4th June 2017

Open 11am - 5pm on Sat 17th and Sun 18th June 2017

Work for exhibition and sale. Surface design and stitch demonstrations. Refreshments provided by the WI.

FREE entry. All welcome.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Janet makes waves for the CQ suitcase collection

Janet says "The Pop Artist Victor Varasely was my inspiration. The clean cut lines and sharp colours attracted me along with the optical illusion adding movement and depth. A real WOW for me!
'Making Waves' - Jan Valentine 2016

I used hand dyed colour graded cotton and silk; appliqued and machine stitched. Free machining patterns add detail and hand tied beaded edging to finish.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Lynne's Suitcase Artist

Lynne Pretty's piece for the CQ Suitcase Collection was inspired by the printmaker Angie Lewin.

Painted silk background, wood-block printing, applique. Machine quilted and hand embroidery