9 months ago



PAM BEALING Quilting is my passion and my means of escape. Having been interested in textiles since an early age, I discovered quilting 13 years ago and have tried my hand at many techniques. Since completing my City and Guilds in Patchwork and Machine Embroidery, I have leaned towards modern and contemporary quilt designs, with my main fulfilment being achieved with the combination of machine embroidery and quilting. I am fascinated by the extra dimensions achieved with the final addition of quilting and embroidery. I enjoy working with a mix of hand dyed and hand painted as well as commercial fabrics. My current journey has been inspired by a number of visits to the Cornish coast – the colours of the sea and sky are constantly changing whilst the ebb and flow of the tide with the resulting textures, marks and shadows on the beach, rocks and landscape have influenced my design ideas and provided a wealth of inspiration for the final machine quilting and hand stitching.

Longshore Drift Inspired by walks along the Cornish coast and the constantly changing colours and lines of sand, sea and sky. The piece was manipulated using WireForm with the intention of capturing movement and perspective.

Rapture by Pat Bravo
The Art and Science of Quilting - Tompkins County Public Library
Contract Fabric - Spruce London
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe
download - OATG. Oxford Asian Textile Group
Victorian Botanicals - P&B Textiles
Utopia by Frances Newcombe
textiles issue - The National Society for Education in Art and Design
Protective fabric and multifunctional textiles for ... - IBENA Protect
Thermochromic Medical Textiles - Project T-Pot
Art Gallery Fabrics Lookbook vol 1
Bridge For Design October 15