Lucy Engels is a Modern Quilter / Visual Artist. Based at Beaverhall Art Studios in central Edinburgh.
Lucy has a background in Fine Art and studied at Grays School of Art leaving with a BA (hons) Printmaking in 2004. Going on the win the RSA Printmaking award in her final year. She chose to specialise in printmaking due to the graphic layering and immediate nature of printmaking. Years later discovering that quilting could have a similar layering aesthetic and immediacy which she enjoys.
Her work is full of colour. Combining bold and contrasting palettes with an experimental edge. Her work is bold, vibrant and she loves to experience the fun of the experimental making process. After spending ten years the Social Work profession she thoroughly appreciates being in a position to create and run a small independent business. "What I get to do now is an absolute joy. I love being able to inspire and bring happiness to others through my artwork everyday."
Lucy creates functional quilts, wall quilts and quilt patterns. She also designs and screen prints limited edition fabric collections and works on paper.
Over the past few years Lucy has collaborated and partnered with industry leaders such as JanomeUK, Aurifil Thread, FIGO Fabrics, Oakshott Fabrics, Purl Soho, and RJR Fabrics. She currently teaches online workshops with CraftyMonkies and will return to teaching in person from her studio in Edinburgh when appropriate to do so.
Lucy has exhibited her quilts internationally at QuiltCon 2018/20/21 and taken part in the Craft Scotland Summer Show in 2018/19.
If you would like to get in touch with Lucy about a commission, collaboration, pattern wholesale or just to say hello, email me on email@example.com.