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An exhibition run by the Quilters Guild of the British Isles in 2002. Effie's invited piece was Duck Weed at Lake Simcoe, using a mathematical technique learned on a Susan Denton workshop.

Effie's work Woodland Jewel was inspired by the new Gridshell building at the museum. It was displayed inside the building for six months.

Effie was instrumental is helping to set up Contemporary Quilt a specialist group of the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles. She co-ordinated CQ for two and a half years.

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Work shown for the first time at Morven Gallery, Isle of Lewis.

Quilts makers from around the world were invited to participate in this exhibition. Effie's piece, Galson Beach, Isle of Lewis was selected to show.

Crannog was displayed in the Scottish Crannog Centre for the season. A workshop was also held there.

Effie had her first Solo Show as part of the first Loch Lomond Quilt Show.

Second Solo Show.

A small exhibition of some of the work from Catching the Light.

Effie was invited to show her work at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Nova Scotia in October 2007, overlapping with the Celtic Colour International Festival held there annually.

Effie showed A Sense of Place, new work focused on the island landscapes. Concurrently she ran workshops there which were attended by students from all over Scotland, the north of England and even one adventurous American who happened to be in Scotland at the time.

Effie took part in the community Art and Crafts Trail showing work from the A Sense of Place exhibition.

Effie was invited as Featured Artist to show her work from A Sense of Place as part of the annual show held in Llangollen, Quiltfest.

A return visit to the Seallam! Visitor Centre.

Effie was offered a gallery in the presitigous Festival of Quilts, the largest show of its kind in Europe, to show work from A Sense of Place.

Effie took the Harbour Cottage Gallery to show her work, A Sense of Place.

Effie has two pieces on show: Galson Beach, Isle of Lewis and The Quiraing, Skye

An exhibition curated as being the best of contemporary British work  being made. Effie was asked for her piece 'Towards Loch Maree, Wester Ross' to be part of the exhibit.

Effie will be talking to Solway Quilters. Though privately run, the evening is open to interested non-members.

Effie will be showing work alongside other artists working in the Hebrides at Morven Gallery. If you are in the area, please drop in and enjoy the amazing variety of work on show: painting, ceramics, textiles. There is also a wonderful small cafe with the best coffee in the islands and delicious cakes. The gallery is open from Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

A day workshop in Castle Douglas, Galloway, for Solway Quilters.

A talk for quilters at Brockhampton, Gloucestershire.

A talk in Lincoln.

A workshop for Impish Quilters. A day's introduction to Landscape Quilt making.

A talk on landscape for Pearoom Quilters.  Interested visitors welcome.

A workshop for members of Pearoom Quilters.

A talk for Bristol Quilters.

This event is part of a larger one called Quiltfest to be held over the whole Mill. For details of other events and shows please contact the Mill. Also see here.

This is a one day introduction to Landscape Quilting. Bookings should be made through Midsomer Quilting.

Effie has a few pieces on show at Morven Gallery now. From 1st - 29th June Effie's new work, Unexpected Connections will be on show.

An exhibition including a new series, Unexpected Connections, focused on the Harris Hills as seen from different angles on the Islands. Effie's work will be seen alongside that of watercolourist Gareth Watson.

Take a week to be inspired by the Islands. Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.

Work will include studying Composition - creating balance in shape and form; Perspective - learning how the natural lines of the landscape help introduce a sense of distance; Colour - how colours work together to give a feeling of depth and content; Light - how sun and shadow affect colour and form; Pattern Making - seeing the lines of the work as shapes for patchwork; and an in depth look at interpreting Skies. These classes are at an Advanced Level (ie not for beginners to quilt making) and will take the shape of three continuous days of workshops.

The cost per 3 day course will be £95 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available at a small hire charge to those who fly to Lewis. 

There are several ways to reach the islands:

by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; 

by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; 

or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway;

or drive all the way to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway. 

The workshops will take place at Barvas and Brue Community Centre in Barvas right in the middle of Lewis and 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away food and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would be www.visitscotland.com  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop. If you would prefer to pay by cheque or have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch.

This is the first three day workshop in June (4th, 5th,6th). If you would prefer information on the second three days, click here.

Take a week to be inspired by the Islands. Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.

Work will include studying Composition - creating balance in shape and form; Perspective - learning how the natural lines of the landscape help introduce a sense of distance; Colour - how colours work together to give a feeling of depth and content; Light - how sun and shadow affect colour and form; Pattern Making - seeing the lines of the work as shapes for patchwork; and an in depth look at interpreting Skies. These classes are at an Advanced Level (ie not for beginners to quilt making) and will take the shape of three continuous days of workshops.

The cost per 3 day course will be £95 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available to hire for a small charge for those who fly to Lewis.

There are several ways to reach the islands: 

by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; 

by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; 

or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway; 

or drive to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway.

The workshops will take place at Barvas and Brue Community Centre in Barvas in the middle of Lewis, 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away meals and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would be www.visitscotland.com  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain as students might be, it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip.

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop.If you would prefer to pay by cheque, or if you have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch.

This is the second three day workshop in June (11th, 12th, 13th). If you would prefer information on the first three days, click here.

Some of the work from Effie's recent exhibition, Unexpected Connections, will be available to view in the gallery.

UNFORTUNATELY THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

If you have ever fancied learning how patchwork is put together, there is a chance to do so this autumn. Effie Galletly is offering afternoon and evening workshops in Ness on the Isle of Lewis to get you started. 

Effie’s landscape work is rather complex. However the working methods she uses are the same as traditional patchwork, and she is offering to get you started with these same basics. She loves traditional patchwork, quilts and quilt making and is looking forward to letting you in on a few tricks of the trade.

There is a whole history of traditional patchwork which is fun to explore and a fund of information to discover. There are endless permutations of patterns to be made. The sky is the limit. 

This course of six weeks will deal with the basic making and some of the simpler traditional designs. The aim is to get you started and inspire you to move forward with your own ideas if you want to. Most of all it should be fun.

UNFORTUNATELY THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

If you have ever fancied learning how patchwork is put together, there is a chance to do so this autumn. Effie Galletly is offering afternoon and evening workshops in Ness on the Isle of Lewis to get you started. 

Effie’s landscape work is rather complex. However the working methods she uses are the same as traditional patchwork, and she is offering to get you started with these same basics. She loves traditional patchwork, quilts and quilt making and is looking forward to letting you in on a few tricks of the trade.

There is a whole history of traditional patchwork which is fun to explore and a fund of information to discover. There are endless permutations of patterns to be made. The sky is the limit. 

This course of six weeks will deal with the basic making and some of the simpler traditional designs. The aim is to get you started and inspire you to move forward with your own ideas if you want to. Most of all it should be fun.

An introduction for beginners to mking pieced landscape quilts.Booking through Midsomer Quilting.

An introduction for beginners, to making pieced landscape quilts. All booking through Midsomer Quilting.

Effie is showing her new work alongside other artists at Morven Gallery this year. Work available to see is principally to be found in the Autumn and Other Seasons Gallery.

A private talk for The Sloane Club in London.

A talk for a stitching group in Salisbury. 

This year's exhibition includes a look at the shape and form of Lewis lazy beds and the patterns near the shore that is made through the machair (wild flower) in the summer. There is a totally hand made and dyed piece depicting the skyline of the Harris Hills from the Pentland Road in Lewis and more. Come and see. 

The show is up for June and some may be there for the rest of the summer.

 SOLD OUT

Take a week to be inspired by the Islands. Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.

Work will include studying Composition - creating balance in shape and form; Perspective - learning how the natural lines of the landscape help introduce a sense of distance; Colour - how colours work together to give a feeling of depth and content; Light - how sun and shadow affect colour and form; Pattern Making - seeing the lines of the work as shapes for patchwork; and an in depth look at interpreting Skies. 

These classes are at an Advanced Level (ie not for beginners to quilt making) and will take the shape of three days of workshops. Arrive on Mondays for a workshop. Tuesday will be a kicking back day with an invitation to visit Effie's Island Studio with some work on show and a bit of social time (or other visits you might like to make in the area). Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue with the Landscape Workshops.

The cost per 3 day course will be £110 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available to hire for a small charge for those who fly to Lewis or find it difficult to bring a machine of their own.

There are several ways to reach the islands: by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway; or drive to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway.

The Barvas and Brue Community Centre in the middle of Lewis is 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away meals and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would be www.visitscotland.com  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain as students might be, it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip.

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop.If you would prefer to pay by cheque, or if you have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch. Booking will close on Saturday 20th June.

This is the first Three Day Landscape Workshop in the summer. To find information on the second week (6/8/9 July) click here.

SOLD OUT

Take a week to be inspired by the Islands. Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.

Work will include studying Composition - creating balance in shape and form; Perspective - learning how the natural lines of the landscape help introduce a sense of distance; Colour - how colours work together to give a feeling of depth and content; Light - how sun and shadow affect colour and form; Pattern Making - seeing the lines of the work as shapes for patchwork; and an in depth look at interpreting Skies. 

These classes are at an Advanced Level (ie not for beginners to quilt making) and will take the shape of three days of workshops. Arrive on Mondays for a workshop. Tuesday will be a kicking back day with an invitation to visit Effie's Island Studio with some work on show and a bit of social time (or other visits you might like to make in the area). Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue with the Landscape Workshops

The cost per 3 day course will be £110 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available to hire for a small charge for those who fly to Lewis or find it difficult to bring a machine to the island.

There are several ways to reach the islands: by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway; or drive to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway.

The  Barvas and Brue Community Centre in Barvas is in the middle of Lewis, 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away meals and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would be www.visitscotland.com  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain as students might be, it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip.

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop.If you would prefer to pay by cheque, or if you have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch.

This is the second Three Day Landscape Workshop in the summer. To find information on the first week (22/24/25 June) click here.


SOLD OUT  This is a three hour workshop which will give a good idea of how to design and make a pieced landscape. The focus will be on how to create perspective and the use of colour to create light. A choice of three patterns will be given as well as working notes and fabrics for a project at a cost to each student of £7. Details and bookings to be made through www.thefestivalofquilts.com   

SOLD OUT  This is a three hour workshop which will give a good idea of how to design and make a pieced landscape. The focus will be on how to create perspective and the use of colour to create light. A choice of three patterns will be given as well as working notes and fabrics for a project at a cost to each student of £7. Details and bookings to be made through www.thefestivalofquilts.com   

Make a landscape in less than 10 pieces, with three choices - Easy, Easier and Easiest. Learn the basics of making pieced landscapes. Hand or machine sewn.

Tickets for this event will only be available through the Quilters' Guild.

This is a talk for the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles at the 2016 AGM. The talk will take the form of a trip through the Isles via slide show, looking at shape and form, both in terms of traditional quilt making and the more organic shapes of landscape. Effie's work will be shown and her book Patterns in Landscape will be available for sale. 

A private day class for Arran Quilters. 

3 Day Summer Island Workshops 2016 are ready to booked and there are places still available.

Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.Three days gives the chance to work on a developed piece of work. 

Topics covered will include the balance of Composition, an understanding of Perspective, the use of Colour, Pattern Making and a method of Fabrication. It will take place on the west side of the Isle of Lewis. 

Take a week or more to be inspired by the Islands. Have three concentrated days to interpret your ideas. 

These are Advanced Classes for those who already are quilt makers. Those with a good understanding of dress making or tailoring and a keen interest in making Landscape work could confidently approach these workshops. Not suitable for beginners.  

The cost per 3 day course will be £110 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available to hire for a small charge for those who fly to Lewis or find it difficult to bring a machine of their own.

There are several ways to reach the islands: by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway; or drive to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway.

The Barvas and Brue Community Centre in the middle of Lewis is 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away meals and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would bewww.visitscotland.com  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain and even from abroad, as students might be, it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip.

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop.If you would prefer to pay by cheque, or if you have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch.

For anyone not wanting to book through the website for any reason, or with any queries about the course, please get in touch. Click on the image for a larger view.

For July booking dates go here.

Effie and Michael are opening their home for five days (28th June - 2nd July 2016) to show some of Effie's work. There will be tea on offer too. Drop in if you are in the area. 36 South Galson HS2 0SH

3 Day Summer Workshops 2016 are ready to be booked and there are still places available. 

Learn how to design and make your own Landscape Quilts.Three days gives the chance to work on a developed piece of work. 

Topics covered will include the balance of Composition, an understanding of Perspective, the use of Colour, Pattern Making and a method of Fabrication. It will take place on the west side of the Isle of Lewis. 

Take a week or more to be inspired by the Islands. Have three concentrated days to interpret your ideas. 

These are Advanced Classes for those who already are quilt makers. Those with a good understanding of dress making or tailoring and a keen interest in making Landscape work could confidently approach these workshops. Not suitable for beginners.  

The cost per 3 day course will be £110 per student. There will be a few sewing machines available to hire for a small charge for those who fly to Lewis or find it difficult to bring a machine of their own.

There are several ways to reach the islands: by plane to Stornoway and then hire a car or take a local bus; by train to Inverness then bus to Ullapool and ferry to Stornoway, then hire a car or take a local bus; or drive all the way to Ullapool and take a ferry to Stornoway; or drive to Uig on Skye and take a ferry to Tarbert in Harris and drive to Stornoway.

The Barvas and Brue Community Centre in the middle of Lewis is 11 miles from Stornoway. The Centre is next to a petrol station and shop with made up sandwiches, take away meals and fresh groceries.

The best starting point for both travel and accommodation would be www.visitscotland.com  You might try here or here for accommodation. Coming from many parts of Britain as students might be, it is worth taking a day or two on the way as part of the trip.

You can book and pay for your course in the Shop.If you would prefer to pay by cheque, or if you have any queries regarding the course, please get in touch.

For anyone not wanting to book through the website for any reason, or with any queries about the course, please get in touch. Click on the image for a larger view.

For June booking dates go here.

This is a local meeting for the 1066 Quilters in St Leonard's on Sea, East Sussex.

This is a private event run by 1066 Quilters in East Sussex.

This is a regional event of the Quilter Guild of the British Isles. Effie will talk about her way of looking at landscape with a view to making patchwork and quilts. The talk takes the shape of a trip though the islands pointing out everything from big sweep and small detail.

This is a private class for member of the local quilting group. There will be three patterns to choose from along with instructions and fabrics, and students can have a go at making a first landscape in a few hours. Suitable for all levels.

This is a private meeting for Bourne Quilters.

This is a private workshop for Bourne Quilters.

The Scottish region of the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles have invited Effie to show her work as part of the Knitting and Stitching Show. This is the first time Effie will show her work in Edinburgh.

Effie's work will be featured at Quilts UK in the 2017 Spring Show. She will be there in person at Stand 173. She will have postcards and her book Patterns in Landscape for sale. Come and say hello.

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