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Jennie Wood Designs

Creative design and experimentation with textiles and mixed media

Based in the tradition of patchwork and quilting my work has developed through the design and making of  contemporary quilts – diverse in theme, size and technique.

The Journey

Like many quilters and textile artists I have started from very simple beginnings and gradually worked towards where I am today.  However, unlike many, I did not sew at my mothers knee!
In fact she was such an excellent seamstress, knitter and creator of clothes of all sorts there was little point in me trying to sew! I have become a creative stitcher rather late in life but have been enjoying the journey since I was introduced to patchwork and quilting in the late 1990’s. I have produced many different patchwork and contemporary quilts over the last 10 years.  My work is characterised by it’s variety as I have not yet found ‘my voice’!

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Journal Quilts

Creating these small journal quilts has given me the greatest challenges and the greatest reward.
Many are examples of my favourite work.

They were all created in response to the annual challenge by the Contemporary Quilt Group
of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles (QGBI).

Several have been included in exhibitions organised by Contemporary Quilt at shows throughout the UK

Following a professional education and background in the fields of interiors, architecture and exhibition design I became a lecturer in three dimensional design before I moved to Hong Kong in 1991.  During my eight years in Hong Kong I was introduced to the absorbing art of patchwork and quilting.

After my return to the UK, I had the opportunity to take up my new found ‘hobby’ and became an active member of several quilt groups in England.  I am currently a member of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and the Contemporary Quilt Group.

In 2006 I completed City & Guilds Patchwork and Quilting (Part 1) then returned to teaching quilting part-time.

I currently live in the UK with my husband and four cats. I focus on continuing to develop my creativity in working with fabric and mixed media; meeting the challenge of
various exhibitions and designing and creating contemporary quilts.

I try to share my passion when and where possible and I am a member of York Heritage Quilters’ Guild, a volunteer at the Textile Museum of Canada and also a founder member of Contemporary QuiltArt; a group for art quilters in Toronto.

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