Susan Briscoe awarded Travel & Education Bursary

Denman Kannon by Susan Briscoe uses a wide variety of sashiko stitches

The Quilters' Guild is delighted to announce that Susan Briscoe has been awarded the Travel & Education Award for Teachers.

Susan is based in Scotland and is a well-known teacher of patchwork and quilting, whose specialisms include the Japanese art of sashiko.  The £1,000 award will enable Susan to travel to Japan during 2016 to master some of the more advanced sashiko stitch patterns. Susan plans to share the skills she learns in Japan with students on her return to the UK.

Susan has worked with the Yuza Sashiko Guild, based in Yuza-machi in Japan, on several occasions in the past and has helped the guild to attend quilt shows and teach sashiko in the UK.  The award will support Susan in furthering this relationship and the interaction between British and Japanese quilters.