My Life in Art.
I was born in The Netherlands but have now lived in the
(including some years in )
since 1979. I started quilting about 25 years ago now, when I signed up for a
City and Guilds Embroidery course to keep me occupied after a house move to Ireland .
Textile art very quickly became a lifelong obsession and I’m probably best know
for my use of colour and my love of embellishments. Scotland
|Going around in circles|
I am an award winning textile and mixed media artist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Many of my quilts have won prizes including winning the Scottish Quilt Championship in 1998 and the European Quilt Championship in 2006 as well as several prizes in US Quilt Shows, two for the best Hand Workmanship.
|A Woman's Work|
I have also entered the world of mixed media and my Artist Trading Card (ATC) Enduring, Unending won Best of Show in the House of Cards exhibition,
, 2005. I worked as a member of the
Alpha Stamps Design Team for 4 years from 2007-2010. My art has been published
in a wide variety of magazines and books both here in the Columbus, Ohio and
I'm improving as a photographer by uploading one picture every day to the Blipfoto site (http://www.blipfoto.com) and my interest in graveyards has led me to start a separate blog about my local one in West Linton. In 2012 I successfully completed my self set task of making one Journal Quilt every week in the 52 Journals Project.
They were exhibited in a very successful show in Peebles just recently. I'm a full-time studio artist. You can see all my art and some of my life on my blog: http://friedaquilter.blogspot.com
(c) Frieda Oxenham