Welcome

A botanist by profession, I use watercolour sketches and photographs made on travels around the world and closer to home as the source of inspiration for mixed media quilts. I like to use commercial, hand dyed and African fabrics as well as re-purposing old quilts and textiles. Hand and machine stitching are important means of mark-making and altering the surface. Computer manipulated images and scanned sketches are printed on a variety of fabrics. I am exploring ways of interpreting sketches directly in fabric, constructing pieced and densely quilted pieces overpainted with acrylic paints and composing seascapes from hand dyed indigo fabrics and threads.

Some pieces are available for purchase.

I write regularly about the inspiration and techniques I use on my blog:
http://magsramsay.blogspot.com

NEWS
- 'Strindberg Shore' selected for acCent! Art Quilts of the UK at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY, USA March 16 to June 12 2012
- 2 pieces selected for international touring exhibition 'Textile News: Freedom, Liberte, Freiheit', 1 included in Bernina 2012 Calendar
- Featured artist in German art quilt magazine 'Patchwork Professional' 2011 and
Dutch quilt magazine ‘Quilts& Zo’ 2012