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Claire Passmore

I offer online and in person classes and talks. I am currently converting some of my classes to live online events so we can all carry on during these difficult times. Please see my website for the most up to date information.

I offer 2 talks:
Wiltshire White Horses - based on the series of quilts I made about this fascinating land art. This talk is a mixture of historical anecdotes, tall tales and quilt making.

A virtual trip around South Africa - based on the series of quilts I made when I lived in South Africa. This talk is a fun and lighthearted story of travels illustrated by quilts. Cheeky ostriches, shoals of fish and gardens of roses to name a few.

My background:

I love to experiment with cloth, thread, dye, paint, ink, wax, screen prints, lino blocks, gelatine plates ..... anything that can modify the fabric I use. The inspiration for my work comes mostly from people, the way they treat each other and the places they live. I exhibit my work all over the world and enjoy making quilts for exhibition as well as pleasure.

In 2015 I hung my first solo exhibition and published my first book, 'Quilting Originals' in which I describe my methods for creating original art quilts. In 2017 I became a Juried Artist member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). I also love to teach both online via live and recorded video and also travelling to work in person with groups and individuals.

I like to gather and develop the designs for my quilts in sketchbooks, where I explore and experiment with different ideas and techniques. I have a growing 'library' of sketchbooks which I am happy to share and explain how they can be used as inspiration for your own work. I also have a blog which I try to update regularly, sharing news of what I am currently making and ideas for things you might like to try yourself.

You can find out more about my work on my website and blog:

Photos of my workshops are on my Facebook page

And you can contact me at .

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I accept commissions and I am available as a teacher.

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