I have some experience of quilting but am also a member of the Durham Embroiderers Guild so can put things together (not necessarily in the right order.) I also enjoy the challenge of building on existing skills and learning more. Have joined the Contemporary quilt group to help this.
I love playing with colour and photographs and basically anything which can make interesting textures and themes. For example embroidery, hand or machine, textile paints, beads etc. Where to start is the only problem I have had one workshop via the quilters guild which really stimulated my interest. I look forward to doing others and/or meeting those with similar interests in my area.
I have gone on to develop 2 hand painted cot quilts/playmats and have made several pieces using quilting techniques. I have also joined Northern Threads, a textile group and enjoy the challenges presented.