|Thread and Thrift Red Star by Mandy Pattullo|
The latest edition of Popular Patchwork (February 2014) goes on sale today and includes my feature on the quilter, Mandy Pattullo.
Mandy’s work in her gallery at last summer’s Festival of Quilts had really impressed me and it was a pleasure to find out more about it. Reflecting on it, having mentioned improvisational quilting in my last post, I think Mandy’s work falls very definitely in this category, along with fantastic use of recycling. She is not jumping on the trendy vintage/recycling bandwagon; it is something she obviously passionately believes in and has practiced for many years. She is involved in running vintage fairs and this is where she sources her fabric and old over-loved quilts, as well as at auctions etc. Working intuitively, she refashions them into these beautiful works of art. On-trend at the moment, but not trendy; you can see the skill and zeal behind them. Her embroidery/quilting is lovely and delicate, truly enhancing her fabrics.
If you don’t know Mandy’s work, check out her website. It really is inspirational.