Criminal Quilts Work in Progress Showcase

Over the last 6 months I have been working with Wolverhampton University Fashion and Textiles Department as creative partners in Criminal Quilts. I will be showing a small display of new work in progress during the University Degree Show 9th-20th June. Monday to Saturday 10-4.  Find the display on the first floor within Fashion and […]

Criminal Herstories

Criminal Herstories is a local history display for Staffordshire libraries related to Criminal Quilts. The display contains a large book based on a prison photo album, of images and information about the prison photo albums and our research about the women appearing in them. It also includes a patchwork made by project volunteers and a […]

Textiles and Dress from Below – Criminal Clothing Research

In June I will be presenting my research on the clothing worn by women in the Stafford Prison photo albums 1877-1916 (from my Criminal Quilts project) at an academic workshop at Wolverhampton University on Thursday 7th June. The event  Textiles and Dress from Below: Ordinary and Everyday Textiles and Dress in Museums and Historic Houses looks at […]

Criminal Quilts – The Book

I am currently working on the Criminal Quilts book which will be out in mid-August 2018. This book will contain all the historical information about the photo albums, research by volunteers into individuals and my research into prison and personal clothing. It will also contain images of my Criminal Quilts textiles and information about their […]


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 […]

Criminal Quilts collaborative quilt

Information regarding returning your quilt square including the address is all in the document below. Thank you collaborative quilt return form     CLOSED! Thanks for your interest but I’ve now had over 100 people register which already makes an enormous quilt! I am hoping to re-open this later in the year for exhibitions in […]

Criminal Herstories

Criminal Herstories is a display of research and interpretation generated through the Criminal Quilts project alongside some textile pieces made by Ruth Singer. The research work is presented in the form of a large book for visitors to read and explore. This book is inspired by the large bound photo albums of prisoner photographs which […]

Criminal Quilts Exhibitions

2019-20 tour Gunnersbury Park Museum, 2-3 November 2019 The National Justice Museum, Nottingham 7th Dec 2019- 29th March 2020 Ripon Police Museum Spring / Summer 2020 Dorchester Shire Hall Autumn 2020 Erewash Museum Spring 2021   The exhibition is still available for loan in 2019-2021. Please get in touch if you have a suitable gallery, […]