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Stephanie Hudson has a background in Graphic Design, a degree in Ceramics & Glass and has taught Drawing and Painting.
She has always sewn on the machine and remembers making clothes from a very young age.
I first started quilting with a group of American women about 30 years ago when my children were small, but life took over and I stopped until 2012 when I came across a group of local French ladies in St John de Losgne – we were living on a boat in Port in France and I needed inspiration and something apart from painting that I could do on board. I haven’t stopped since!
I would describe myself as a ‘maker’ – I find joy in the process and production of a piece.
I work traditional piecing blocks, paper piercing, hand and machine applique, some hand but mostly machine quilting.
Most of my recent quilts are my own designs and include a lot of vibrant colours and applique as well as pattern piercing. Ideas are often based around a subject suggested by the client or inspired by a particular piece fabric and will develop as I go along!
I am a member of the local Coleshill group, ‘Gone to Pieces’.
My materials are gathered whenever I spot colours and patterns that I like on my travels, and quite often in ‘Workaid’ – a charity in Chesham where I volunteer in the shop.
My work is for sale, but I also make quilts for charities so feel free to enquire if you are interested.