Our speaker on the 2nd March 2022 is Greta Fitchett. Please note that the meeting is in the afternoon 2 pm until 4pm. Her talk is Inspired by Colour this shows how colour has inspired her work with design ideas from many sources. These include a summer garden, fishing boats, the city of Barcelona, travels to North Africa and South American textiles. There are some quilts, but also embroidered wall hangings and three dimension pieces.
Her textile history began with garment making skills, continued with creative embroidery, followed by patchwork and quilting. She teaches embroidery and quilt making to adults, writes for magazines, and has 2 books published.
She makes a small journal quilt every month to trial design, materials or techniques. She makes wall hangings using applique, piecing, mixed media and quilting skills, and smaller pieces in machine embroidery. Inspiration comes from modern and medieval architecture, patterns in tiles and textiles, and she uses bright colours.
Examples of her work.