The faded redhead

Annette Morgan. Quilt Artist, teacher and author

Sunday, 29 May 2016

A quick message to say that I was asked to contribute this month to TextileArtist.org - to the Artist Tool Kit where they ask about the tools artists use.
I was previously asked to contribute a piece about myself when the site first started, and was included in "Quilt Creators: 5 Contemporary Quilt Artists" - I feel quite honoured as not many quilt artists have been included on this site!

"The time has come the walrus said......"
And so I have decided to retire from some of my textile work, I have been traveling, and teaching for the last 20yrs or so! Last summer I decided it would be the last time I demonstrate or teach at the Festival of Quilts [which I helped to found]. A few months later, after making my decision, we found out we would be grandparents for the first time - so it was meant to be! Our grandson Luke is now 8 weeks old and growing fast. I give my last talk about my own work in July, but I will be giving a lecture at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in August on quilt judging [on which course I will remain the senior tutor].

I will still be involved in teaching some C&G courses [see www.creativestitchsuffolk.co.uk ] and a few selected weekends here and there, but will not be taking bookings for groups. My website will be scaled down, but I will still post here on my blog, and on Instagram - see fadedredhead1.

I am planning to do more of my own work, and will be exhibiting with the two textile groups to which I belong, Anglia Textile Works [our next exhibition is at Minerva Gallery in Wales titled Setinels] and with Tin Hut Textiles [next exhibition is at Snape Maltings in Suffolk called Ebb and Flow]. I will also be making small things to sell and plan to show these on Folksy - items are being made at the moment from some of my old quilts.

Below is one of the pieces I have made for ATW's exhibition at Minerva it is called Old Sentinels -" Who Came Back ? Grandmother said a phantom." It is based on a poem by my husbands's brother Steve Morgan about their grandfather Stan, who fought in the First World War.



Friday, 23 October 2015

Just to let you know there are still places left on the Art Cloth workshop at Zinc Arts, Essex next weekend, see below for more details!!

Monday, 31 August 2015

Tin Hut Textiles has an exhibition starting this week in the Pond Gallery at Snape Maltings nr Aldeburgh in Suffolk from Friday 4th September to Wednesday 9th September.

My first foray into doll making will be there!

Also some other framed pieces based on some design work from my sketchbooks;

Anglia Textile Works exhibition has just gone up at Cowlslip workshops in Launceston in Cornwall. It is on until the 6th September.

Some of my quilts on display - the Knight is by Yvonne Brown.
Another view of the gallery;


Saturday, 15 August 2015

I am on Instagram now! If you want to follow me my name is fadedredhead1 - I wasn't allowed Annette Morgan!!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Making Art Cloth.
30th October - 1st November 2015 at Zinc Arts, Chipping Ongar, Essex.

There are still places on this workshop contact info@anglialeisurelearning.co.uk to book a place.

You will try a range of techniques to make art cloth ready for you to take home and make into quilts, bags etc.
Screen printing - use various resist techniques such as freezer paper, flour paste and soy wax resist. You can experiment with thermofax screens, trans foils and printing your designs with your own design of printing blocks

Parisian Garden, selected for and touring with the Worlds Quilt and Textile show in the USA. Printed with acrylic paint on cotton fabric, then machine Quilted. Approx 3ft x 2ft.