Harefield Centenary Quilt

The centenary quilt I made for Harefield Hospital last year is now on permanent display in the hospital’s main reception area.   The quilt was created during a number of workshops for staff, patients and local community to celebrate 1o0 years of care on the Harefield Hospital site and uses archive and donated photographs, nurses […]

Harefield Hospital Quilt Commission

In Spring 2015 I was commissioned by Harefield Hospital NHS Trust to create a centenary quilt. This quilt is inspired by a 1915 quilt made as a fundraiser for the first hospital on the site and the new quilt tells the story of Harefield Hospital since the First World War to the present day. Throughout June 2015, I worked […]

Harefield Hospital Quilt Commission

I recently completed a really enjoyable commission for Harefield Hospital NHS Trust to celebrate their centenary. There’s a brief background on the project here. This quilt is inspired by a 1915 quilt made as a fundraiser for the first hospital on the site and the new quilt tells the story of Harefield Hospital since the First World War […]

Harefield Hospital centenary quilt commission

I’ve recently been commissioned to make a centenary quilt for Harefield Hospital. The NHS hospital began its medical life as an ANZAC hospital, during the First World War. The then owner of the 18th century house and estate was an Australian and gave over his house and grounds to create a facility for his countrymen. […]

About

Award winning artist – Arts & Heritage projects – Textile History – Public Engagement I have been working as an artist-maker in textiles for 13 years. Prior to setting up my own studio practice, I worked in museums for several years following a Masters Degree in Museum Studies. I now combine my creative practice and […]

Exploring quilt history

As I develop new work for my Fragments exhibition in the summer, I am investigating and exploring a lot of old quilts. I am continuing to explore my photographs and notes from the research visit to the Quilt Association’s collections in February and creating new technique ideas based on the structures, designs and history of […]

Anniversaries and Centenaries

Today marks eleven years since I officially became a self-employed artist. Last year I missed my 10th anniversary because of other things going on in my life and this year it feels a bit flat because of the state of my country and the Somme centenary today. Centenaries and anniversaries are important in my work and […]

Artist Profile

Statement My work as a textile artist is strongly influenced by my first career in museums. My practice is research-focussed and I am fascinated by material culture, history and the power of objects in human narratives. I often use intensely personal and emotive subjects or historical themes inspired by people, objects and places as well as […]