Camilla Watson

Camilla is an award winning textile artist who has exhibited nationally, and internationally. With her background as a corporate trainer Camilla has been teaching adults for over 30 years and teaching quilting techniques since 2003. She has received several awards for Outstanding Adult Educator for her courses and in 2011 was invited to speak at the Applique Society Show in La Conner, Washington State. As a teacher, her motivating workshops are packed with practical tips and techniques to ensure success for class participants and she applies her passion to the development of each individual student encouraging their own unique creative expression. “I have always loved textiles, the feel of fabrics, the vibrant colours, so after years of hand crafts, home sewing and creating one-off items for family I was finally led to the area of quilting and textile art. I find this medium meets all my creative needs as I can produce an original, interesting or fun item quickly if required or produce a work of art – however the mood or requirement takes me – and I love sharing my quilting journey with fellow quilters. It is wonderful to see a class just blossom with confidence and creativity and reaffirms my own faith in the power of us all to grow and overcome our often self-imposed limitations.” Camilla was featured in the Journal of the International Quilt Assn, Spring 2010 as the ‘International Spotlight’ (www.quilts.org/journal), and has exhibited at every NZ Symposia since 2003. She is well known for her innovative appliqué, both hand and machine, her photo collages and art quilts and Featured in NZ Quilter Magazine Issue 76, and Issue 98 with her Pictorial Quilts.