Joyce Hughes Originals
For Your Custom, Award Winning, Handmade Quilts and Handbags
I am a self taught quilter and fiber artist and have been quilting for six years. My first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which I enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express my artistic capabilities. Within several months, I began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. I never knew the "rules", so I broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!
Amazingly, my first art quilt, "Mother's Day", was entered into competition and won a Blue Ribbon. This has lead to numerous awards, recognitions and opportunities in the quilting world.
My new found love and passion for quilting has allowed me to design handbags, art bags and art quilts. I have found these very challenging and rewarding at the same time. Each piece has allowed me to try a variety of new and different techniques with added dimension and texture. I have proudly been acknowledged as an "AURIfil Expert" thread designer for AURIfil Quilting and Embroider Thread Company.
Presently, I am giving lectures, workshops and am teaching at Byrne Sewing Connection in Doylestown, PA on my designing and quilting techniques. To find out where to see me, please visit my 2013 Schedule page.
On October 23, 2012, I was selected as "McCall's Quilt Designer 2012 - Professional Category" for McCall's Quilting Magazine. The contest winners will be featured in the May/June 2013 issue of McCall's Quilting Magazine.
I continue to create and design one-of-a-kind quilts and handbags that have personal meaning to the client with a touch of whimsy that captures the heart and imagination.