Claire Passmore

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 SAQA. I also love to teach surface design techniques, free motion quilting and art quilt design, travelling widely to work with groups and individuals. I have more than a dozen workshops on offer which can be seen on my website,

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

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I accept commissions and I am available as a teacher.

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