Mary McIntosh - Textile Artist
Location: Sudbury, Suffolk
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I started patchwork and quilting in 1995 during a year spent in Canada and was immediately hooked. I then spent the next ten years combining my hobby with the demands of a career and family and developing my traditional patchwork skills.
But I had always wanted to become more creative and to design and make art quilts and in 2007 I took the plunge and began a City & Guilds Course with Annette Morgan. Four years later, after completing both the C&G Patchwork and Quilting Certificate and the Diploma, I was delighted that my work was selected to be displayed in the Further Education Gallery at the Festival Of Quilts in 2011.
Taking the City & Guilds courses has completely opened up a new world of skills and creativity for me and as a passionate advocate of C&G want to share my knowledge with others. I am pleased that I an now teaching C&G as part of Creative Stitch Suffolk alongside Annette Morgan and have become a fully qualified teacher with a PGCE qualification awarded in 2014
Out of the Fold - an exhibiting group based in Bury St Edmunds. The next Out Of The Fold exhibition will be at Wickham Market from 25th - 26th June 2016
Tin Hut Textiles - I am a founder member of this group formed from the members of the C&G diploma class of 2011. The next Tin Hut Textiles exhibition will be at Snape Maltings, Suffolk from 2nd - 7th September 2016
CQ - the contemporary group of the Quilters Guild
Embroiderers Guild - branch chair of the new Suffolk Wesranch