Thursday, 10 March 2022

New member Heather Evans

We are delighted to welcome Heather Evans as a member of Out of the Fold.

Heather says:

I have had an interest in art, photography and being creative for a long time. 

Over the past four years  I have focused my creativity into textile art, having completed the Creative Stitched Textiles course followed by the Advanced Stitched Textiles course.

Mixed media cushion
inspired by Autumn sunlight on a riverbed

As a student I have found much of my work is based in the natural world and enjoy the process developing my own style and experimenting with different mediums.

Madder dyed scarf with pulled thread work
Inspired by the cobbles of a Norwich street
Having now joined the Out of the Fold, I would like to develop an individual style and look forward  to the challenge of creating exhibition pieces.

Monday, 14 February 2022

Out of the Fold at QG Conference 2022


Out of the Fold will have a small exhibition of work at the Quilters' Guild annual conference 2022 which this year will be held at Wherstead Park near Ipswich

Dates 1st - 3rd April 2022

Out of the Fold member Mary McIntosh was commissioned by the quilt to create a piece of work inspired by the Sutton Hoo mask to be used as the image of the conference. 

Mary will also be teaching this technique as a workshop 

Monday, 7 February 2022



Mary McIntosh has had a piece juried into the Norfolk Makers Festival exhibition 'Adjustment'

The jacket is made from screen printed and dyed fabric and assembled using the Korean technique of Pojagi

The Norfolk Makers Festival will run from 9th - 20th March at The Forum, Millenium Plain, Norwich

Monday, 31 January 2022



Dee Nicholson piece for the Contemporary Quilt challenge 2022 has been selected to be included in the 'Uncharted' exhibition at the Festival of Quilts. 

The long thin piece is 12" wide and 84" long and is designed to hang so it can be viewed in the round.

The Festival of Quilts exhibition is from 18th - 21st August 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Rainbow Books

 During the Covid pandemic Out of the Fold continue to 'meet' regularly on zoom. As our planned exhibition was delayed we decided on a group project to design and make Rainbow inspired stitched books. One Colour, one page, one month.

Here is a selection of the Red pages...........




Helen (detail)



Marion (detail)

Mary (detail)


Membership changes

 Founding member Lynne Pretty left Out of the Fold in early 2021 but did exhibit as part of the exhibition in The Guildhall. 

Following the exhibition long term member Carole Ward decided not to continue as a member. 

We will miss both Lynne and Carol; for their talent, friendship and support given freely for many years.

Carole Ward piece shown at Textiles East

Lynne Pretty Canada inspired piece exhibited at Festival of Quilts

Guildhall Exhibition

 The long awaited exhibition 'Drawing Threads' took place at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds in Sept 2021. Thank you to all our visitors. We plan to return to the Guildhall in 2023.

Drawing Threads by Sarah Boardman

Drawing Threads by Daphne Impey (sold)

Hanging By a Thread by Heather Black