Monday, October 6, 2014

This is SAQA Europe/Middle East: The United Kingdom

Annette Morgan

I feel like I have been sewing all my life! My father taught me to sew and my mother taught me  the finer points when it came to dressmaking and using the sewing machine. The knowledge carries on with my daughter who also sews and makes quilts.

Annette Morgan, Pay the Ferryman, detail

I have been quilt making for 22 years, and I love creating my own work, and although I started using a lot of applique making quite pictorial quilts, I now like to dye, paint and screen print and make quite abstract pieces. I am inspired by what I see around me, and always have my camera with me which led me to experiment with image transfer as in  Pay the Ferryman.

Annette Morgan, Sticks and Stones tryptich

Last year I put together a body of work called "Sticks and Stones" which reflects where I live. We have a flint cottage, in an area known as the Brecks, in Norfolk, UK where there are many trees in the forest, in quite a flat landscape. I find it is good to work to a theme, as you then have a body of work to exhibit whether alone or with friends. I don't feel I have a "style" but others do, I play around with what inspires me at the time, and I have so much I want to do, I am always sewing.


  1. Hi Annette,
    I do like your pieces with the boats. But I hadn't seen the sticks and stones series.
    I looked up your website and had a look at some of your other work as well. You do well to find time to make work with all the teaching!

  2. I liked your Ferryman quilt as soon as I saw it. Was it really 2010! Thoroughly enjoyed the Sticks and Stones exhibition too