Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It is an awfully long time since I wrote a blog and I’m (justifiably) in trouble with Wendy. Sorry!!! This has been a very busy year, with so much going on: Our joint Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish exhibition, ‘Spirit of the Celts’ has now made its way to Wales and has completed its time in the south. In February, the work by Welsh group, Cwilt Cymru, will make an appearance at Quiltfest, Llangollen before the whole exhibition is on show at Oriel Ynys Mon, it’s final destination, from the 3rd August to 15th September 2013.
Dorothy Russell Intermediate Quilt Workshops

Marbling from an Intermediate Workshop

My Intermediate students have worked really hard since September: they have been studying the work of a chosen artist, learned various new painting and printing techniques and applied both ‘strings’ to developing their own ideas in quilt art. They have produced some fantastic work and even though they have been well outside their ‘comfort zone’ they have been amazing and I’m very proud of the results. When we’re back together in January, it’ll be time to look at presentation, embellishment and finish. The Beginner quilts are now at the ‘completed top’ stage, so we’ll be layering and beginning to quilt them in the New Year. The quilts, even though they follow the same layout and specific skills are totally individual and I can’t wait to see them quilted and bound.
Dorothy Russell Open Studio 2013. Ucheldre

Anglesey Open Studios. Easter 2013

This year I’m joining in the ‘Anglesey Open Studios’ then I have a ‘one-woman’ exhibition at Ucheldre starting in June, so I hope lots of you will come along to see my work. Until then, may I wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013 Dorothy