Wednesday 17 April 2024

Out of the Fold display at the Big 24 Quilt Show


As an affiliated group of the Quilter's Guild, Out of the Fold will be exhibiting as part of the Big 24 show

Out of the Fold will show the collection of handmade fans first seen as part of the 'Unfolding' exhibition

Individual members Phillip Rees and Mary McIntosh will also have quilts on display

There will be lots to see at the show with almost 100 quilts on show, group exhibits by 18 affiliated textile groups and ten traders. Refreshments available.

Entry £5 

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Dee Nicholson showing in Suffolk Open Studios exhibition


Dee Nicholson will be showing work as part of the Suffolk Open Studios Spring exhibition at Snape Maltings from 19th April until 1st May 2024

Dee will also be opening her own studio on 8th/9th June and on 22nd/23rd June as part of Suffolk Open Studios

Studio Address

The Street
IP19 0JU

Sunday 14 April 2024

Out of the Fold members well represented at Norfolk Makers Festival Exhibition


'Frozen' (detail) by Penny Evans
Three Out of the Fold members have had work accepted for the juried exhibition 'Under the Surface' to be shown as part of the Norfolk Makers Festival.

The festival runs from Saturday 13th - Sunday 21st April 2024 at the Norwich Forum

The entry by Penny Evans is inspired by frozen pingos in the forest near her home and is made using hand dyed silks, viscose fibre, gelli-plate printed paper all wet felted on merino wool. This image shows just a part of the much larger work. 

'Horsey Wind Pump' by Dee
Dee Nicholson's piece on the exhibition is a heavily machine embroidered image of the Horsey Wind Pump

Penny Evans taking part in Suffolk Open Studios


Penny Evans will be participating in this year's Suffolk Open Studios.  She will be exhibiting with five other artists at The Old Goods Shed, Clare Country Park, CO10 8NW over two weekends in June.  15/16 and 22/23 June. 

Penny's has been working on new designs for her wet felted lamps and lightshades,  vessels and wall panels, inspired by the natural world.

For more details of the 5 weekends of Suffolk Open Studios this June, download the app, or click on the QR code to go to the SOS website. 

Saturday 6 April 2024

Tribute to Marion Baker


'Orchard' made in 2024
Out of the Fold sadly announce the death of much beloved member Marion Baker who passed away on 4th March 2024 after a long battle with cancer.

Marion's funeral took place on 5th April and she has been laid to rest in a beautiful woodland burial site near Norwich. 

Over the many years Marion was a member of Out of the Fold we have enjoyed seeing her develop original, often quirky, always distinctive, work for exhibition. 

'Unfolding' 2023
Tiny in stature but never in spirit Marion's personality came out in her work. Her dress style, often wearing hand knitted or crocheted pieces of her own design, was unique. Her son Jesse described her in his tribute as "Effortlessly cool"

'Red' (detail) page from Rainbow Book 2021
Here are some tributes from members of Out of the Fold

"Marion had the sweetest heart and such a talent of stitch. Mixed Media was always amazing. I will miss my friend"
Karen Frost

" I loved her sense of fashion. she didn't follow, but set it. A snazzy fun dresser!"
Frances Overy

'Monochrome' vessel 2022
"Marion was warm, kind, colourful, and had a distinctive creative voice"
Lynette Domoney

"Beautiful creative inspiring lady with fabulous style"
Heather Evans

"Having known Marion for nearly twenty years, I consider it a privilege to call her a friend. She was always so kind and never had a cross word. Marion was a skilled needlewoman and always happy to share her knowledge. I have many happy memories, especially from our experiences at exhibitions and at Out of the Fold.
Marion, you will be sorely missed and I imagine you sewing away in eternity, a dog at your side, amongst the trees"
Lynne Pretty

You can add your own tribute to Marion and make a donation to her chosen charity in her memory to The Dog's Trust through this link

Monday 12 February 2024

A Splash of Colour exhibition

Members of Out of the Fold are preparing a series of brand new work on the theme 'A Splash of Colour' for our exhibition this autumn

Venue: Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP

Dates: 18th - 23rd October 2024

10am - 4pm each day

FREE entry

Friday 9 February 2024

A sad farewell to Daphne Impey


Daphne Impey is a founding member of Out of the Fold, the very last of that select group in fact. After 18 years as a valued and much loved member of the group Daphne is sadly leaving us.

Always modest and self-deprecating Daphne has produced an amazing array of work for group exhibitions.

We wanted to mark Daphne's amazing contribution to Out of the Fold and to present her with a gift as a reminder of her stitching friends. 

Current and past members were invited to make a 6" square on the theme of 'Orchard' and these have been made up into a quilted wall-hanging. The piece will be on display at the Textiles East Fair on Sat 10th and Sun 11th February 2024. Can you spot the individual makers?

We wish Daphne and her family all the very best for the future   

Click on the video link below to see the individual squares and their makers