About Me

Carolyn Gibbs I have been developing and teaching my own patchwork and quilting designs for over twenty years from my base in Sheffield, which is in the north of England.
I specialise in traditional-style patchwork, and love the variety of blocks available, and the changed effect with a different choice of layout or fabric.

Carolyn Gibbs stand at the Festival of Quilts
Selling patterns for my original designs at the Festival of Quilts

 

Although I no longer have a stand at the Festival of Quilts selling my patterns, I still teach there regularly.

Carolyn with her quilt named Thunderstorm
With “Thunderstorm”, the quilt I made for the “In the Spotlight” exhibition at the Festival of Quilts when selected to represent Region 14

In my “other life” I teach Chemistry – and this mathematical and technical interest is perhaps why I love the geometry and precision of patchwork.

Julie Leeson (left) and Carolyn Gibbs (Tutor)
With one of my students, Julie Edwards (left), who won the Sue Belton award at the Quilters’ Guild conference a few years ago

I enjoy teaching both beginners and those with more experience.
I like helping students to learn how to improve their techniques so they get really good results – perfect points on stars, and well-matched stripes for example.

In recent years I have become more interested in the history of the craft, and now have an extensive collection of antique quilts which I love to share.

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