c.v. & exhibitions


Fenella Davies

My work is designed to give a sense of place,time and mood, but with paring down to a simple design element - the relationship of form and colour. 

I like to utilise to the full the medium in which I work - rough linen fabrics, raw & torn edges, visible stitches - and combine this with an overlay of dyes and paints, flashing, and paper.

 By recycling antique linens, cottons, old lace and books, this gives a connection to the past and to my work.

Implications of the past are a recurring theme - the traces of people who went before us -  their stories and places.  

Our history - the marks we leave behind us,  who we were and what we achieved - make us the people we are today.  

Member of QuiltArt - the international exhibiting group since 2000. 


2023           Material Evidence. The Hub. Sleaford. U.K.

2023.          Following the Thread. - The Cloth Factory, Luxembourg.

2021          Surface Design Assoc. Beyond Boundaries, High Five Art Baarle. & Galerie Zone.

                  The Netherlands.         

2020          Fine Art Festival, Kranj. Slovenia.

2020          Material Evidence. Fuga Gallery, Hungary.

2019          11th International Textile Miniatures. Lithuania.

2019          QuiltArt  Material Evidence & Traces - Touring UK & Europe

2018          European Quilt Triennial, Heidelberg, Germany.

2018          Wide Horizons VI, France, Italy & Germany,

2018           Made in Europe 11 Celle, Germany

2017           ETHNO Vilnius, Lithuania

2017           Fine Art Quilt Masters, F O Q Birmingham UK (highly commended)

2017           Atout Fil, Chatillon, Paris (invitational)

2016           Lasting Impressions. Whistler Art Gallery, Lowell, USA.

 2016          Beaujolais  & Vendee France

 2015         QuiltArt 30 - Dialogues - Touring exhibition - Europe

 2015         6th European Quilt Triennale

 2014         European Art Quilts VIII

 2013         Heidelberg, Germany, Quilt Triennale

2012         Art Quilt Elements 2012. Wayne. USA.

 2012         AcCENTS.  UK Art Quilts. Paducah.  USA.

2011         7th Biennial - Vanish/Survive. Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

2011-2      A Slice of Quilt Art - Hungary & the Netherlands

 2010         Quilt Art 25. Touring Europe.

2010      Museum of Lodz. Poland.

2010      Stidoc. Textiel Festival. Netherlands.

2009      Hands All Around XXV.  Travelling USA.

2005 -    Quiltart QA20

2005      Solo exhibition, Guildhall, Bath, UK

2004       Off the Wall, Delta Studios. Scotland

2003       Contemporary Art Quilts 2003.  UK

2002       Six Continents of Quilts. Museum of Arts & Design, New    York USA

2002       Quilt Expo VII. Barcelona. Spain.

2001       Hands All Around XVII.  Houston. USA

2001       Young British Designers. World Quilt Show. USA. 

 2001       Contemporary Quilts. Devon Guild of Craftsmen. UK

 2000       6th Carrefour Exhibition. France.

 1999       Creations & Savoir Faire. Paris. France

2018  Quilt Art Nebraska

2018  Layered Voices, Oklahoma, USA

2017  Surface Design Assoc. Fibre Art VIII

2017  European Art Quilts Finale, Nederlands

2017  Made in Europe, travelling USA

2016  Taiwan International Exhibition

2016  British Quilters Guild. Wales

2015   QuiltArt - Small Talk - Touring Exhibition - Europe

2014   TexpoArt - Romania

2014  Quilt Art Expressions - touring USA

2013   Quilt Art in Russia - Tsaritsyno, Moscow

2012   European Art Quilts VII

2012  Voices.  Devon Guild of Craftsmen. UK.

2011-2    Quilt National 11 - USA

2011-12  SAQA. Creative Force - USA

2010 SAQA. Wide Horizons 11.  France.

2010   Art Quilt Elements 2010. Philadelphia. USA

2009   Studio Art Quilt Association - Reflections

2008    Wide Horizons '08.  Studio Art Quilt Europe.

2007-   Quiltart 22 -  Denmark, Europe, Korea.

2007   Solo exhibition, Lyon France.

2005    Textile 05 Kaunas Art Biennial, Lithuania

2004   2nd European Triennial - Riga, Latvia.

2001  art of the STITCH 2001. Pall Mall Galleries.  London. UK

2001   European Quilt Art Quilt 2001.

2001  Quiltart Moving On

2000  Out of Africa. UK

1998  A Stitch in Time. Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. UK.




2000   2nd prize.  Quilts UK 2000  & Special Award 1998   2nd prize . National Championships. London

1997    1st prize, Scottish Champsionships  & Judges Award. Great British Festival

1997   1st prize. Quilters Guild  GB

1995   Judges Award Quilts UK