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.

                   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.

                  Material Evidence. Fuga Gallery, Hungary.

2019          11th International Textile Miniatures. Lithuania.

                 QuiltArt  Material Evidence & Traces - Touring UK & Europe

2018          European Quilt Triennial, Heidelberg, Germany.

                  Wide Horizons VI, France, Italy & Germany,

                  Made in Europe 11 Celle, Germany

2017          ETHNO Vilnius, Lithuania

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

                  Atout Fil, Chatillon, Paris (invitational)

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

                  Beaujolais  & Vendee France

2015         QuiltArt 30 - Dialogues - Touring exhibition - Europe

                 6th European Quilt Triennale

2014         European Art Quilts VIII

 013         Heidelberg, Germany, Quilt Triennale

2012         Art Quilt Elements 2012. Wayne. USA.

                 AcCENTS.  UK Art Quilts. Paducah.  USA.

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

                A Slice of Quilt Art - Hungary & the Netherlands

 2010        Quilt Art 25. Touring Europe.

             Museum of Lodz. Poland.

             Stidoc. Textiel Festival. Netherlands.

2009      Hands All Around XXV.  Travelling USA.

2005 -    Quiltart QA20

              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

              Quilt Expo VII. Barcelona. Spain.

2001       Hands All Around XVII.  Houston. USA

                   Young British Designers. World Quilt Show. USA. 

                   Contemporary Quilts. Devon Guild of Craftsmen. UK

 2000         6th Carrefour Exhibition. France.

 1999         Creations & Savoir Faire. Paris. France

2018     Quilt Art Nebraska

               Layered Voices, Oklahoma, USA

2017  Surface Design Assoc. Fibre Art VIII

              European Art Quilts Finale, Nederlands

               Made in Europe, travelling USA

2016   Taiwan International Exhibition

              British Quilters Guild. Wales

2015   QuiltArt - Small Talk - Touring Exhibition - Europe

2014   TexpoArt - Romania

               Quilt Art Expressions - touring USA

2013   Quilt Art in Russia - Tsaritsyno, Moscow

2012   European Art Quilts VII

               Voices.  Devon Guild of Craftsmen. UK.

2011-2    Quilt National 11 - USA

               SAQA. Creative Force - USA

2010     SAQA. Wide Horizons 11.  France.

               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.

            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

           European Quilt Art Quilt 2001.

           Quiltart Moving On

2000  Out of Africa. UK . 

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

1997  1st prize Scottish Championships 

          1st Prize Quilters Guild Great Britain & others awards.