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Angela Madden

About Angela

Angela Madden is an internationally recognised quilter, teacher and author.

After working for many years as an Occupational Therapist, Angela gained a degree in adult education and changed direction to pursue her interest in patchwork and quilting.

Angela has won awards for her quilts at all the major U.K. quilt shows. Awarded 1st place for Innovative Appliqué in Houston. Texas and the Kairin Pisereva silver cup for pictorial appliqué at the U.K. National Patchwork Championship.  And her quilts have been exhibited in European Quilt Expo in Barcelona, in Budapest and in the International Celtic Exhibit in Reno, Nevada and Redding, California.

Angela has published 9 needlework books and developed 3 design drafting tools, a Celtic pattern, e book and 6 DVDs.  More books and DVDs are planned.  The subject matter of her books varies from Celtic design, through geometric, floral and perspective patchwork to photo realistic appliqué and innovative techniques using furnishing fabric.  Angela’s books are well known for their clear, comprehensive , simple instructions.  All her techniques are machine sewn.

Angela loves learning and teaching new techniques.  Her most recent technique involves cutting out your own shapes to make your own patterns and fusing them onto your quilts.  You can learn more about it here.


Signature Technique

Celtic, kaleidoscopes, photo realistic applique, furnishing fabric, cut paper designs

Top Tips

  • Cutting from paper frees you up to make original quilt patterns
  • Why have a quilt with a wrong side when you can have two right sides
  • There are no ‘brownie points’ in Heaven for doing things the hard way!

Books and Patterns



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