Winner of Fine Art Quilt Masters 2017 (!) , I have been a member of the Quilters
Guild of the British Isles for over 30 years ( my mother Jennie Ramsay was an early member) and of the Contemporary Quilt group since it started 15 years ago.
I started out with a double sized bed quilt based on medieval tiles
(that took 7 years to make! ) but then became interested in making contemporary art quilts
inspired by the natural world, a sense of place and fragile eroding surfaces and structures.
I use repurposed textiles, indigo, paint and stitch and work from sketches and paintings
of places I've visited, developing ideas through samples and journal quilts. My work has
been featured in various books and magazines.
Following redundancy after working for 25 years as a botanist and relocating to Faversham,
I am currently developing a series made in response to explorations of the North Kent coast,
new environments and circumstances.
I write regularly about the inspiration and techniques I use on my blog: http://magsramsay.blogspot.com
I also have a website with galleries showing my quilts and paintings: