HandCrafted Retreats

About Brigitte Giblin

French born Brigitte Giblin has been making quilts since the early 1980s and teaching patchwork and quilting for almost 30 years. Her love of fabric has developed from traditional and reproduction origins to more whimsical styles while keeping with traditional patchwork methods. A love of English Paper Piecing combined with applique, hand-piecing and Broderie Perse are used throughout her work to create traditional designs with a modern twist. Her fabric choices tend towards light and bright colours giving vintage quilts a fresh approach. 

Brigitte has taught extensively in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Europe. Her patterns have been published internationally in books and magazines and she has published 2 books with French publisher Quiltmania “Feathering the Nest with Vintage Inspired Quilts” books 1 & 2. Brigitte and Di met on the ‘quilting circuit’ many years ago and while each has a different fabric style, their methods remain traditional in the way they make reproductions quilts. Their love of antique quilts is reflected in their work and different interpretations of original quilts. Di Ford-Hall is regrettably unable to teach at Doxford Hall due to health issues and has recommended Brigitte take her place. Brigitte is designing a quilt to incorporate the same elements as Di’s original brief ‘The English Frame Quilt’ and will use some of Di’s beautiful fabric ranges in the design. Brigitte will also bring some ‘show and tell’ quilts in the English tradition and give a special workshop on fussy cutting techniques and English Paper piecing.

Images of Brigitte's planned quilt (in progress) are below.