Adjudicator Guernsey Eisteddfod 2010, 2011 & 2013
1998- 2007 College lecturer Textiles /Art & Design. Tameside College

Higher Education
P.G.C.E 2004 Teaching Sunderland University Tameside College
M.A 2000 Textiles Manchester Metropolitan University
PG Diploma 1999 Textiles Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (hons) 1998 Embroidery Manchester Metropolitan University

Member of


Quilt Art ‘Dialogues’  Kirkcudbright Art Gallery Scotland Jan-March 2019 

SAQA 'Concrete & Grasslands' The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, London, UK: March 1-4, 2018

Festival of Quilts Birmingham, UK: August 9 -12, 2018 

Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London, UK: October 11-14, 2018

Knitting & Stitching Show, Dublin, Ireland: November 8-11, 2018

Knitting & Stitching Show, UK: November 22-25, 2018

9th Asia Quilt Festival, Shanghai, China Sept 22-24  2017

'Stitch in The Southwest' Prestbury House Churcham Glos July 2016 

'Stitch in the South West’ Lansdown Gallery Stroud July 2016

Juried Mini-Textile Art exhibition Veere & Hawar , The Netherlands  14-17th April  & May 2017

Fantastic Fibers Paducah KY USA April 22nd June 7th 2017

Scythia  8th International Exhibition Kherson Ukraine June 12-24th 2017

‘SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print. Surface Design Journal Winter 2017

Ordering chaos; Piecing the Present” Spartanburg Art Museum MA USA (dateTBA) 2017

Solo Show 'Fragments' Timeless Textiles Newcastle Australia Nov/Dec 2016 

World of Threads’  Oakville Ontario Canada Oct 29-November 27 2016

From Lausanne to Beijing 9th International Fiber Art Biennale Shenzhen,China Sept 10-26, 2016

Festival of Quilts Birmingham NEC Aug 11th-14th UK

Capability Browne Landscapes Embroiderers Guild Artrix Center For the Arts Bromsgrove September 2016 

Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace 5-9th Oct 

Fashion, Embroidery Stitch Show Birmingham NEC March 2015

The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate International Centre 23rd-26th Nov 2016

Fashion, Embroidery Stitch Show Birmingham Nec Birmingham March 2016

FiberArt International Pittsburgh May 6th - August 23rd 2016

'Concrete and Grasslands' Grants Pass Oregon USA June 1st-Aug 30th 2016    

Fantastic Fibres 2016   Yeiser Art Center April 9 – June 4, 2016.  

'Structures'  Old Fire Station Gallery Henley-on-Thames UK  19th-24th Nov 2015

'International "Fiber Arts VII" Sebastopol CA USA Oct 23 - Nov 28 2015

'Digital Alchemy ' International Quilt Festival Houston  Texas Oct 23-Nov 1 2015
Pacific Internation Quilt Festival XXIV 
California October 14-18 2015

Quiltfest Oasis
Palm Springs Oct 8-10 2015

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXII
Sept 17-20 2015

'The World Quilt Show' New England USA August 18, 19, 20th 2015

Art Al Vent XII  Gata de Gorgos Spain August 2015

'Fantastic Fibers' Yeiser Art Center Paducah KY                 April 11th  June 6th 2015

'Wide Horizons IV'

AQS July 29- Aug 1 2015 Syracuse NY

AQS Aug 12 -15 2015 Grand Rapids, MI

AQS Sept 16-19,  2015 Chattanooga, TN

AQS Sept 30-Oct 3 2015 Des Moines, IA

  AQS April 22-25, 2015 Paducah, KY

'H20'  Art with a Heart Gallery Altrincham Cheshire UK        4th March - 3rd May 2015

'Wide Horizons IV' AQS Quilt Week  Lancaster County Convention Center Lancaster, PA. USA  March 11th- 14th 2015

From Lausanne to Beijing 8th International Fiber Art Biennale
Nantong,China September 30-December16, 2014

World of Threads Oakville Canada Nov1-30th 2014

Metaphors on Ageing

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo -- Raleigh, North Carolina (June 2015)

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (August 2015)

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo -- Lakeland, Florida (March 2015)

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo -- Schaumburg, Illinois (March 2015)

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo -- Cleveland, Ohio (April 2015)

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo -- Worcester, Massachusetts (April 2015)

Fort Worth, Texas October 16-18,  2014 Tinley Park, Illinois November 20-22, 2014                             

'Art of the Needle 2' Coach House Gallery Guernsey 5th-31st October 2014

Wide Horizons IV 

AQS Quilt Week Alburquerque New Mexico 14th-17th Jan 2015 

 Carrefour European du Patchwork ,Alsace France

 ‘Abilmente’ Vicenza Italy 16th-19th October 2014

 'Flowers At Oxford'  August 22-24 Lady Margaret Hall Oxford.

'Ultimate Quilt Artists' Festival of Quilts NEC Birmingham Aug 7-10th 2014 

'Fantastic Fibers ' Yieser Art Center Paducah Kentucky April  5th-May 24th 2014

Art Quilt Elements, Wayne Art Center Philidelphia March 21 -May 3 2014 

Ailsa Craig Quilt Festival 'Quilts of Great Britain' Canada May 19th - 24th 2014

'Hidden Histories'
Creative Stitches/Fashion Embroidery & Stitch, Excel London: 3-5 April 2014

Sewing For Pleasure/Fashion Embroidery & Stitch, NEC Birmingham: 20-23 March 2014

Creative Stitches, SECC Glasgow: 6-8 March 2014

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, Event City Manchester: 6-8 February 2014

'Metaphors on Ageing'

International Quilt Festival Chicago  Illinois June 19-21 2014                   
Quilt! Knit! Stitch!  Portland, Oregon i13-16th August 2014
Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Expo Atlanta, Georgia September 11-13, 2014

Original Tinley Park, IllinoisNovember 20-22, 2014

Quilting ExpoFredericksburg, Virginia October 2-4, 2014.          

Overland Park, KansasOctober 9-11, 2014.

The Knitting & Stitching Show 13-16 March 2014 London Olympia

FiberArts International San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, CA Nov 6-Jan 19th 2014

Fiberarts International Art Museum Myrtle Beach SC Jan 19th-April 24th 2014

Pacific International Quilt Festival: Santa Clara, California Oct 2013
World Quilt Show Florida: West Palm Beach, Florida January 9 – 11,  2014

Hidden Histories  Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts, Westpoint Centre Exeter: 26-29 September
'Water Water' Old Fire Station Gallery Henley-on- Thames 14th-19th Nov 2013
World Quilt & Textile Show XVII Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza: Oaks, Pennsylvania Sept 2013
World Quilt & Textile Show XVII 2013 New-England:Manchester, New Hampshire August 15-18 2013
Metaphors on Ageing' Festival of Quilts Birmingham Aug 8-11 2013
International Quilt Convention, Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa Sept 6-8 2013
Contemporary Textile Group  Guernsey Picture Framers & Gallery June 1st-July 27th 2013
The Button Project  The Heritage Centre Macclesfield 15th June-8th Aug    
Guernsey Quilters  St Peter Port May  2013                                               
Fiberarts International Pittsburgh USA 19th April - August 18th 2013                   
JJ Fox Open St James Guernsey 13th Nov - 4th Dec 2012                                  
JJ Fox Open The Berni Gallery Jersey 1st-20th October 2012Eggspace Liverpool 17th August - 09th September 2012
Desperate Artwives 2 Leroy House Gallery Islington London June28th -July 4th 2012
Stitch QEH Guernsey May-Aug 2012
'Desperate Artwives' Vibe Gallery London May 2012
'Fresh Thinking:Art of the Needle' Coach House Gallery Guernsey May 2012
'TweetArt' Westgate Studio Wakefield March 2012
'Contextus:a re-weaving of fabric's context in Art' Edinburgh Arts Complex March 2012 
Festival of Quilts Birmingham NEC Aug 2011
Sarnia Arts open exhibition Guernsey July 29-7th Aug 2011
Meddygfa Albany Surgery Cardiff  May/July 2011
Solo Exhibition P.E.H Guernsey Feb/March 2011
Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch  show NEC 24th-27th March 2011
'Creative Stitches' Exeter September 22nd25th 2010
'Stitch' P.E.H Guernsey June/August 2010
'Made To Fit' Willis Museum Basingstoke 20th March 17th April 2010
Mourant Prize Guernsey Airport Dec 2009 -Jan 2010
The Royal Institution of Great Britain ,Mayfair, London November 2009.
John McAslan + Partners 5th-17th November 2009
Textile Open Platform Gallery 29th August - October 21 2009
'Surface/Space/Time' Crypt Gallery London August 27th, - September 10th 2009
Mourant Prize Guernsey Airport Dec 2008 Jan 2009
Surface Gallery Open Nottingham 2008
Jersey Textile Open 2008
'Stitched Up’ Crescent Arts Scarborough 2007
Stitched’ Stroud House Gallery 2007
 ‘In the Bag’ Righton Gallery2000
Textiles Pg Dip Exhibition Cavendish bldgs 1999
Threads Contemporary' Platform Gallery Clitheroe Textiles’ 1999
Queens Park Hospital Blackburn 1998
Textiles The Righton Gallery 1998
Poetry Garden Central Library Manchester 1997
The Bobbing Show Atlanta America 1997
Euro-Stitch Amsterdam 1997


Dimensional Cloth Art by Contemporary Textile Artists by Andy Stanton Schiffer Publishing (release date Spring 2018)

SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly journal issue 9 Winter 2018

Textile Fibre Forum, issue 126 June Cover & 7 Page interview 2017'

Be Inspired Magazine' issue 163 Aug 2017

'Exploring Fiber Art ' a 3 - Volume book Edited by Ashley Rooney & Anne Lee - Schiffer Publishing (also back cover image ) 2017

'Art Quilt Iinspirations:Abstracts and Geometrics' Martha Sielman 2017

 Journal Magazine Volume 27 no.1 2017

SDA Inaugural International Exhibition in Print. Surface Design Journal Winter 2017

Textile Fibre Forum magazine issue 124 2016

Portfolio 23 Documenting the art quilt movement SAQA 2016

Art Quilt Collector magazine SAQA issue 3 2016

‘Trees’ article Embellish Magazine Vol 25 March 2015

'Excellence in Fibers' catalogue FiberArt Now magazine Collectors edition Vol 5 issue 2 Winter 2015/6

'Be Inspired Magazine' Vol 3 Nov 2015  8 page interview

Cover & 8 page interview 'Be Creative' with Workbox Magazine May/June 2015

Cover & 6 page interview with Linda Seward 'Through Our Hands' Magazine issue 4 February 2015

Inspirational Volume 2 2015 John Hopper The Textile Blog

TextileArt around the World Textile-Link Books Ruurloseweg, The Netherlands

1000 Quilt Inspirations Sandra Sider Quarry Books

The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting by Linda Seward. 2014

Textiles:The Art of Mankind  by Mary Schoeser 2012

CLOSE-UP Fashion Textile Journal Spring Summer 2014

The Quilter Magazine Summer 2014

Fiber Art Now Magazine Winter 2013

Popular Patchwork magazine Nov 2013 

The Quilter Summer 2013

Fiber Art Now Magazine Winter edition 2013


Front cover of This Month magazine for August 1999

Online interview with

interview with Anne Kempton Timeless Textiles Gallery

Radio Interviews
BBC Radio Guernsey Jim Cathcart Show January 2010
BBC Radio Guernsey Jenny Kendall-Tobias programme December 2010 
BBC Radio Guernsey Jenny Kendall-Tobias programme  May 2012


Winner of SAQA ‘Golden Hour’ fabric design competition 2017

Winner of Mourant 'Artist of the Year' Prize 2009- 10

Winner of most creative design category Euro-Stitch Competition

Winner of second place, Home textiles category Euro -Stitch competition 1997


‘Fragments’ Experimental workshop Timeless Textiles Gallery Newcastle Australia 19/20/21 Nov 2016

Museum of Science & Industry "Fabulous fun with Fibres Fabrics and Fashion " July 28th - 1st Aug 1997
Museum of Science & Industry "A Day at the Seaside in Manchester " Aug 25th - 29th Aug 1997


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