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Hilary Beattie

About Hilary

Hilary is an award winning textile artist and quilter who works with textiles and mixed media.

Hilary loves to design and make her own materials using fabric, paper and paint. Then she uses these together with commercial materials to produce quilts and collages that reflect the beauty she sees in the world around her.

Her passions are colour, form and imagery and she wants to share her experience of these elements: vivid and graphic. She sees a beautiful world, despite its ugly aspects, and is driven to depict this vision as she thinks it’s life affirming, healing, and important. She says “we are all artists, lacking only in the confidence to utilise this gift.”

Click here to see an interview with Hilary which took place on her stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show Nov 2016.  We get to learn what inspires Hilary, how important it is for her to be creative, and interestingly enough how she feels we should all allow ourselves ‘play time’ as well as give ourselves permission to be ‘messy and creative’ !!!!


Signature Technique

Using hand-painted and commercial fabrics which are then stitched into collage.

Top Tips

  • Use a low-sheen adhesive to bond everything down
  • Don’t let rules dictate what you try, be creative
  • Make it personal


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Pots, Jugs and Flowers with Hilary Beattie

We've just had a fantastic weekend at our retreat at the Aztec hotel in Bristol with Hilary Beattie. As you can see from the pictures below all the students produced completely individual interpretations of Hilary's theme for this weekend, which was pots, jugs and flowers. Most were made using materials Hilary provided - they were able to select  materials freely from a  choice of 5 large boxes of fabric and papers and developed their own compositions - so much more versatile that individual kits - thankyou Hilary.

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