Susie Yates

Like most people my journey to joining Out of the Fold has been a varied one. I loved Art and Textiles at school because of inspirational teachers. Encouragement, led me to do a Fine Art degree specialising in Ceramic sculpture. A PGCE in teaching and then thirty years of teaching Art and Textiles to all ages.
Secret remains, secrets remain

Secret remains (detail)
Sewing, whether dressmaking, embroidery or creative textiles has been a part of my life forever. Having taught for years I felt like I had lost my ability to do something for myself. On retirement I joined a City and Guilds certificate course in patchwork and quilting with Mary McIntosh as my tutor to reinforce my knowledge base. It was the best decision I could have made and has helped me to find a route forward.

Three Kings 

My work is inspired by experiences, nature, places and stories. I love to use a variety of different fabrics and mediums, layering them up to achieve a textured surface either in 2D or 3D.
Homage to Long, Goldsworthy and Yates
In 2014 I set up a group called the Friday Frolics to create community quilting projects with a local theme. We achieved a third place in 2016 with a piece called the “Battle of Solebay”and first place in 2017 in the group quilt section at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC with a piece called “ The Four Seasons” Working with others is such fun and enables all talents and abilities to shine. I do love to teach.

Four Seasons

In 2018 I was privileged to win first prize at the Festival of quilts in the 3D Creations section with a piece called “The Gift. 
The Gift

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