Latest news from Janice Gunner

Press Release : Festival of Quilts : 4 Aug

Lifetime Achievement Award for Janice Gunner

Janice Gunner has won our first ever Lifetime Achievement Award which honours influential people in the quilting world.

Janice started sewing at the age of 5 and owned her first sewing machine at 13. She made her first quilt in 1974, age 20 and made cot quilts for her sons.

Janice joined the Quilters Guild and became the president from 2005-2008.

Janice was also instrumental in the launch of The Festival of Quilts. She convinced Andrew Salmon (founder of the show) to launch the event and was in charge of the 'quilt angels' at the inaugural show.

Janice has a series of awards including The Charles Henry Foyle Textile Award for Technical Excellence, the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for International Quilt Teachers by IQA in Houston and TWO Medals of Excellence by City & Guilds.

Well done Janice!

Janice Gunner receives Lifetime Achievement Award
from Anna Baptiste at Festival of Quilts 2019

Janice explores dyeing techniques

Janice Gunner is investigating natural dyeing techniques as part of her Masters degree research at UCA.

Janice Gunner - UCA Project 2019 from R&A Collaborations on Vimeo.


Japanese Sashiko Quilting Workshop
with Janice Gunner

29 - 30 November 2019

Janice takes her Japanese sashiko technique on retreat to Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorset.

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Join Janice in beautiful Dorset

Janice Gunner Bernina video at Festival of Quilts

UK quilter and stitched textile artist Janice Gunner shows us 'Fine Lines and Fillers' on the Q20 sit-down long-arm machine. This demo was broadcast live from the Bernina UK stand at The Festival of Quilts 2019.



Japanese Textile Techniques Retreat in Italy
with Janice Gunner

18 - 25 July 2020

Spend a relaxing week working with handstitching techniques to produce some unique memories of your holiday/retreat at Hotel Leone in Italy.
Janice will introduce you to some simple hand dyeing so you have a palette of colours to work with and she will also show you traditional Sashiko - Japanese stitch designs.
The emphasis will be on producing a piece of work taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of both the hotel and local town.
We will even have time to make a small piece of Japanese Boro style work too.
All the specialist materials for the course are provided you just need to come with enthusiasm to learn a new skill or refine skills you have learned already!

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Join Janice in irresistable Italy


Textile Sensations
of South Korea
with Janice Gunner

6 April 2020 : 14 nights

South Korea has a long history of making and designing textiles.

Join Janice to explore it all through hands-on workshops with local experts and visits to national embroidery, textile and quilt art museums.

We’ll also explore many other aspects of this fascinating country, including:

  • Royal palaces
  • Traditional villages
  • Buddhist shrines
  • Fantastic gardens
  • And scenic coastlines
    • This tour will amaze you at very turn!

      From £4,599 per person

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Join Janice on this fantastic tour of South Korea

Back in print:

Janice Gunner's acclaimed book

Shibori for Textile Artists

Buy your signed copy of this best-selling book directly from the author!

Shibori for Textile Artists explores the heritage and techniques of one of the richest textile traditions in the world.

Stunning examples of finished Shibori pieces both inspire and guide the reader throughout, with practical advice on incorporating Shibori textiles into your own quilted and embroidered pieces.

Buy your signed copy now!

Only £14.99, plus P & P.

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ISBN: 978-1849945301

Publisher: Pavilion/Batsford

Paperback | 22.5 x 28.3 cm |128 pages

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Shibori for Textile Artists by Janice Gunner

Back in print: Shibori for Textile Artists by Janice Gunner

Janice Gunner Wins City & Guilds Medal for Excellence

Janice is delighted to announce that she's been awarded this prestigious medal for her work as a lecturer in Patchwork & Quilting at Missenden Abbey.

Although courses are no longer run there through Buckinghamshire Adult Learning, it was whilst still employed by them that she was nominated for the award.

Her nomination was supported by many letters from current and past City & Guilds students.

A real morale booster

Janice heard this amazing news whilst recovering from a very serious illness so it was a welcome boost to her morale!

Her illness meant that she was unable to accompany a group of textile enthusiasts on the itinerary she had worked hard on to Japan. Instead they were accompanied by Mandy Shaw - thanks, Mandy!

This is the virtual medal sent to Janice to inform her of her award. The actual engraved medal will be sent to her soon.