Mountain View Valley Community Church
200 Justice Center Road
Canon City, CO
Registration: 3:00 p.m.
3pm in Canyon City is a UNIQUE meeting for CQC members
Phillipa Naylor from Yorkshire, England is presenting her work and her story to us. This is a most rare opportunity to meet such a wonderfully accomplished and world recognized quilter. The meeting time is purposefully scheduled mid-day to give time for Phillipa to come to Colorado from New York State. Every effort should be made to attend this meeting. Bring guests with you in your car, because we can only guess when the opportunity like this will happen again. Maybe never in our lifetime…..so come prepared for an incredible speaker on a beautiful summer day.
The machine quilting class taught by Phillipa Naylor will be small, with only 12 students, on Sunday, July 27th from 11am to 5pm at Ruth’s Stitchery in Colorado Springs. A waiting list will be formed for students who haven’t gotten into the class. The $55 cost is the same as for all CQC one-day classes. Just think — you get an internationally recognized teacher, with a small class size, in your own Colorado home State for such an affordable price. Send the registration form today. First come, first serve.
To see the gallery of Phillipa’s work, go to http://www.philippanaylor.com/. It is a feast for the eyes.
Born in Yorkshire, England, Philippa discovered a love of sewing and knitting as a child. A second-hand sewing machine for her thirteenth birthday enabled her to progress from making dolls clothes to full sized garments for herself, family and friends. After training to be a clothing designer she worked in industry for five years designing lingerie for Courtaulds Clothing. After this she moved to Dhahran Saudi Arabia with her husband Peter, who at he time was working as an English language teacher. Here she set up a business making bespoke wedding and evening dresses, and had two sons Daniel and Benjamin.
A chance meeting, in Saudi Arabia, in 1996 led to a short quilting course, after which clothing became less interesting and quilting an all-consuming passion. It is only in the last few years the Philippa has been making garments again, other than fancy dress costumes for her sons!
Philippa combines her technical expertise and designer training to produce intricately pieced, applique or whole-cloth quilts which are heavily machine quilted often utilising trapunto. For the last 20+ years Philippa has used a domestic Bernina sewing machine for all her work. The machine, an old 1260 model, is the size of any normal home sewing machine and does not have any special features like a stitch regulator which helps the maker to regulate the size of the free-motion stitches. A great advocate of the Bernina brand Philippa says that once you have a machine of a good quality it is not about the machine but about what you are prepared to do with it. There is no magic to any of this. Anyone who gets quite good at anything does so by lots and lots of practise. Persistence is the key!
Philippa has had great success in quilt shows in both the UK and America, and won many prizes – most notably the AQS ‘Bernina Workmanship Award’ with “Pop Stars” in 2002 and AQS ‘Best of Show” with “Lime Light” in 2003. “Star Sign” won ‘The Pfaff Award for Machine Artistry’ at the IQA show in Houston TX in 2007, same award being won again in 2008 with “Flower Power”. This quilt went on to win the 2009 AQS Bernina Workmanship Award and is the third quilt Philippa has in the permanent collection of American National Quilt Museum in Paducah Kentucky.Philippa’s latest piece of work to be recognised is her evening outfit ‘Scarlett’s Crimson’ which won first place in the 2013 Houston International Quilt Festival ‘Wearable Art’ category. This is a return to Philippa’s clothing roots and she is delighted that her first ever garment entry will be touring the USA in 2014 with the International Quilt Association.
In 2004, after living in Saudi Arabia for fifteen years, Philippa returned to Yorkshire and is enjoying the opportunity to teach more widely when she’s not working in her studio or outside digging in her garden and on her allotment.