Deborah as well as being an art quilter produces unique hand painted fabrics, quilt patterns and kits. We got to know each other through our blogs as Deborah saw some of my quilts online and she has also lived and worked in Brunei. Deborah now lives on the coast in South Wales and many of the art quilts she creates are inspired by that coastline and the countryside around.
Since the first time we have met up at the FOQ almost every year, and for the past two years Deborah has had her own stand. I have been very tempted to have a stand myself and while chatting together last year we came up with the idea of having adjoining booths so that we could open them up and share the larger space to display our work and also have a friend to be with as we will both be doing the show on our own.
This idea has now become a reality so the countdown has begun and I’m working flat out to make sure I have enough quilts to display. I also plan to sell some of my hand dyed fabrics so I know the time is going to fly between now and August.
We also had an idea of each doing a ‘memory’ piece to link our work, Deborah creating something from her memories of Borneo and myself from my memories of the UK where I grew up. These works are in progress, and for myself it makes an interesting change working on something inspired by the English countryside rather than the tropics.