Each year The Contemporary Quilt Group of the UK sets a journal quilt challenge.

One small piece each month. The 'rules' change slightly each year. It's an opportunity for experimentation. The additional challenge at the end of 2021 was to join the 12 pieces together.

Painted linens, dyed mixed fabrics, painted silks, velvet and upholstery fabric. Joined together in a kimono shape, layered, machine and hand stitched with quilting and appliqué. Approx. 120 x 120 cms.

The theme of the piece is regeneration and Renewal. The name of the piece is 'Fragility pushes through'.

Journal quilts from previous years.

stitched painting on silk
stitched painting on silk
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Finding a space in a lockdown. Gelli printed.
Finding a space in a lockdown. Gelli printed.
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Hand quilted and hand printed image.
Hand quilted and hand printed image.
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'Honesty'. Applique
'Honesty'. Applique
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'Thinking of Italy in a lockdown'
'Thinking of Italy in a lockdown'
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'Casa Rosamaria'
'Casa Rosamaria'
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Just sniffin' around
Just sniffin' around
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Love, love me do...
Love, love me do...
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It was a blustery day...
It was a blustery day...
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