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QUILTS

My approach to quilting is very spontaneous. I am inspired by colour, fabric and texture. My early quilts were machine -pieced and quilted by hand. I still machine-piece but have found someone who is happy to hand-quilt for me…that way I can get more quilts made. I thrive on the immediacy of 'quick' quilts and I often 'tie' them with embroidery threads rather than quilt them in the traditional way. There are so many wonderful ways to tear, cut and join fabrics and the end result is like a long- term, warm hug.

  • Langa Lapu quilt….inspired by the had-dyed fabrics from Langa Lapu in the Western Cape.
  • Poplar Quilt… inspired by the colours of the sky and the Autumn leaves in the sunshine in Nieu Bethesda in 1997.
  • Korea Quilt..made as a  gift to someone who showed enormous kindness and hospitality to me while I was in Korea in 2010. The quilt has African fabrics and one or two fabrics that were brought back from Korea.
  • Alice’s Quilt… made for my daughter Alice’s 21st birthday. It incorporates some of her favourite pieces of fabric
  • Jana’s quilt…made for a dear friend’s 60th birthday.          
  • ‘Quick quilt’ that is machine-pieced and ‘tied’ not hand-quilted. A very satisfying way to make a quilt without having to spend months hand quilting. I have made about 8 quilts in this manner.
  • Another quick quilt made in response to a call to Quilters all over the world to help the victims of the Tsunami in Japan.

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Langa Lapu quilt….inspired by the had-dyed fabrics from
Langa Lapu in the Western Cape.

Langa Lapu quilt….inspired by the had-dyed fabrics from
Langa Lapu in the Western Cape.

Poplar Quilt… inspired by the colours of the sky and the
Autumn leaves in the sunshine in Nieu Bethesda in 1997.

Poplar Quilt… inspired by the colours of the sky and the
Autumn leaves in the sunshine in Nieu Bethesda in 1997.

Korea Quilt..made as a gift to someone who showed
enormous kindness and hospitality to me while I was in
Korea in 2010. The quilt has African fabrics and one or two
fabrics that were brought back from Korea.

Korea Quilt..made as a gift to someone who showed
enormous kindness and hospitality to me while I was in
Korea in 2010. The quilt has African fabrics and one or two
fabrics that were brought back from Korea.

Alice's Quilt… made for my daughter Alice's 21st birthday.
It incorporates some of her favourite pieces of fabric

Jana's quilt…made for a dear friend's 60th birthday.

Jana's quilt…made for a dear friend's 60th birthday.

'Quick quilt' that is machine-pieced and 'tied' not hand-
quilted. A very satisfying way to make a quilt without having
to spend months hand quilting. I have made about 8 quilts
in this manner.

Another quick quilt made in response to a call to Quilters
all over the world to help the victims of the Tsunami in Japan.

Betsy' birthday quilt – a group effort by Carol and friends 2011


Tracey's birthday quilt 2011


Gypsy quilt

Gypsy quilt

The Sock Quilt - circa 2001….made from old 'lost' socks…
recycling at its best