The faded redhead

Annette Morgan. Quilt Artist, teacher and author

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


We found out in July 2016 that Ofqual has decided that City and Guilds should no longer offer the City and Guilds courses we teach at Creative Stitch Suffolk [and across the UK]. We will not be able to register students after June 2017.

so......................... we as a centre have organised our own courses to start from Sept 2017. These are two year courses and then students can proceed to the Advanced course.
The courses are;
Creative Patchwork and Quilting
Creative Stitched Textiles [to incorporate machine embroidery and hand embroidery]
Advanced Creative Stitched Textiles

We have been showing current and past C&G students the course outlines, who are quite excited by these new courses and some are wanting to book on the courses already. We, as with our C&G courses, can offer these as Distance Learning courses.

We are offering these courses in conjunction with the WI and supported by SEFWI.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me at

Some new work - using up my stash of my own screen printed and dyed fabrics!

Sunday, 29 May 2016

A quick message to say that I was asked to contribute this month to - 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 ] 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;