All finished! POAS is over so I can share some pics...

Well the Peterborough Artists Open studio is over now and all of my pieces have been carried up in their boxes to my studio on the third floor. Fortunately the delicious Paul was available for manly box carrying duties!!!

I think that it hes been quiet for everyone who has exhibited this year, so it was not just me. But the people who came were lovely, and if any of you are reading now I would like to say 'thank you' for making the effort to come out in the heat and chat with me. I learnt a lot about my own work by watching others observe it, and I will start absorbing these lessons straight away. It is also the first time I have seen so much of my work together in one place, which was enlightening in itself. I felt that it showed my work as a progression rather than as pieces of work created in isolation.

Anyway, for those of you who were not able to make it, I thought I would share a couple of pics with you:

Some close ups of the jewellery:

That's the quilt I made for Dad in the centre, and I pinned my 'Mental Mashup' quilt so that people could examine the backing:

My work books proved to be exceptionally popular with some visitors pouring over them for ages. It seems that people are really interested in the processes as well as the product - something I shall definitely remember for next time!

This is one I havent blogged about before - and is based on a Monet painting done in Machine embroidery. It drew some attention, but didn't sell. Never mind, maybe another time:

Well I think that is enough for today. I want to do a separate blog about my art quilt in the top picture called 'pinwheel and curves'. I didn't blog before because I only finished it at 4am the morning before the exhibition started. And even I don't have enough energy to blog at that time in the morning!!!

Well once again I would like to say thanks to all of those who were able to join me over the last 3 weekends and let you know that I really appreciate your comments about my work. It is really affirming when people like your work. Even though I do what I do because it pleases me, it is heartening to know that others appreciate it too. And now I feel like a 'real' artist :0)


  1. Hey judging by what I see here ,you couldnt be more real an artist ,You must feel so proud, tired, but justly proud Jan xx

  2. I wish I could have got to see it Sarah. You are without doubt a real artist!

  3. You are so definitely a real Artist! Your Open Studio was excellent. I do wish I had looked more closely at the 'Mental Mashup' quilt, I hadn't realised it was there :o(

  4. Thank you for your kind comments. It was a great experience and I look forward to doing it again... sometime far in the future :)

  5. Now you will have to get on with some new projects!!!!!

  6. well done on your exhibition/open House. I know how much work goes into these things. Not just the making, but all the setting up. I am in the middle of a first proper solo show and feel exhausted by how much emotion has gone in, but it's great fun. I did my first ever art quilt (thanks to help from my mum) and it has been great to see people's response . . I wish you loads of luck with future shows. I am getting more into quilting now and just discovered a quilter that does maps and I want to do one like that next (can't remember name, but link is on my blog)! I look forward to hearing more about your quilts.


    PS I keep trying to 'follow' you but for some reason it won't let me! I will keep trying. . . .


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