We have collected together the fabrics within this group which are all designed by Valerie Greeley. I think it is fascinating to stop and think and to learn a bit about who creates our fabrics.
This talented designer lives in a small Cheshire town close to the Staffordshire border and
finds inspiration in the landscape around her home. The county lanes, hedgerows, gardens and woodlands provide subject matter for her artwork.
Valerie Greeley studied art at Manchester Metropolitan University specialising in printed textiles and designed her first commercially printed textiles in the seventies and has been designing ever since, sometimes for fabric but also for ceramic ware and stationery. Her style is very detailed and intricate and she loves the patterns and complexities found in nature and tries to reproduce these qualities in her artwork.
She has written and illustrated several children’s picture books and more recently has been creating artists’ books inspired by nature, gardens, plants and animals.
Like many busy quilters, Valerie Greeley tries to find the time for needlework, preferring to work by hand rather than by machine. But most of her time is taken up with painting rather than stitching and her home is filled with half finished projects. She says that sometimes there are not enough hours in the day and I think we can all relate to that!
She is always interested to see the beautiful work created by others and is constantly amazed at the skill and creativity of those whom she meets.
If you would like to visit Valerie Greeley's blog, click here acornmoon