Curriculum Vitae
NAME: Susan Chapman





2011 MA Fine Art , Chichester University

2011 PGCE, Portsmouth University

2003 DIP HE (distinction) Stitched Textiles, Chiltern Bucks University

2000 City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting, Brockenhurst College

1998 City and Guilds Adult Teaching, Peter Symonds College

1971 BSc Technological Mathematics, Aston University, Birmingham


(MSDC) Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

(SDA) Surface Design Association

(SAQA) Studio Quilt Associates

Exhibiting Member of ArtQuiltFusion, Room6, ByDesign, and Studio21


2015 – ongoing owner and founder of Granary Studio

2003-2018 Tutor(0.5) Eastleigh College, City and Guilds level 2 and 3, level 4 Masterclass, level4,5 HND Contemporary Art Practice, NDD1, NDD2

2008-2013 Author and Course Manager, Foundation Degree Stitched Textiles, Eastleigh College

2008-2016 Author and Course Manager, HNC Contemporary Art Practice, Eastleigh College

2016  Tutor Denman College

2008-2017 Short Course Tutor West Dean College, Chichester

1967-1981 IT Systems Engineer, IBM


Tutor and owner, Granary Studio

Freelance Tutor, National and International

Freelance Lecturer, National and International

Freelance Quilt Judge, National and International

Freelance Author


‘Connections’ looking at the written word as my influence

Quilting from Start to Finish, encyclopaedia of Quilting, contributing author

Quilting Arts magazine, features author, USA

A variety of other magazines either featuring my work, or articles I have written
Workshop on the Web (online magazine) contributing author and features on my work
Author of a series of skills primers, patchwork and quilting


TWISTED THREAD, UPPER STREET EVENTS, a national organisation that stages a series of textiles shows throughout the year. I work as a demonstrator, exhibitor and tutor/lecturer

ICHF, a national organisation that stages a series of shows throughout the year. I work as a demonstrator, exhibitor, and Granary Studio has an educational stand

ARTVANGO, I work as an ‘Artist In Action’ for them and also a short course tutor


2017 Festival of Quilts ,Judges Choice for Art Quilts

2014 Twisted Thread, Judges Choice for Art Quilts

2013 juried work, Ste Marie Aux Mines, Alsace, France

2012 Initial Qualified Teacher of the Year, Eastleigh College

2009 Twisted Thread, Judges Choice for Art Quilts

2003 Winner Charles Henry Foyle Award for Stitched Textiles, Redditch

2003 Twisted Thread, for Quilt Creations

2003 Twisted Thread for Machine Quilting


2020 Solo show, ‘Connections’, Quilt Festival, Groningen, Holland Postponed until 2021

2018 Studio21, Colour Notes, Knit and Stitch shows

2018 Room 6, Missing Elements, knit and stitch shows

2018 ByDesign, Smoke and Mirrors, ICHF, Glasgow

2018 ByDesign, Just One Day, ICHF, NEC

2017 Solo show, ICHF, Glasgow

2017 ByDesign, Smoke and Mirrors, ICHF, NEC

2016 Solo show, OEPC Maastricht

2016, Wide Horizons V, SAQA, worldwide

2016 People and Places with Kim Thittichai

2015 AQF, Ste Marie Aux Mines, Alsace

2014 ‘The Visitors’, FOQ, NEC, B’ham, U.K.

2014 AQF, Moscow, Russia and Kahlsruhr, Germany

2014 Contemporary Stitch, Birdhouse Gallery, Totnes, and Cowslip Workshops, Launceston, U.K.

2014 ByDesign, ICHF, NEC B’ham, U.K.

2014 solo show, Whitchurch Silk Mill, U.K.

2013, ‘Distortion’, Ste Maries Aux Mines, France and touring Europe and USA.

2013 ‘Evidence of Bodies’, FOQ, NEC B’ham, U.K and Knit & Stitch, Ally Pally, & Harrogate, U.K and Dublin, Ireland

2013 AQF, Rijkswik, Holland, and Beaujolais, France, and Berlin, Germany

2013 ‘Chinese Whispers’ Studio21, ICHF, NEC, Bham, U.K. and South Hill Park, Bracknell, U.K.

2012 solo show, ICHF, NEC, B’ham, U.K.

2012 ‘Structured’, ByDesign, Quilt Expo, Rijkswik, Holland

2012 ‘Red Hot’, ByDesign, Cowslip Workshops, Launceston, U.K.

2011 MA Final Show, ArtOne, Chichester University
2011 MA Interim Show, Otter Gallery, Chichester University
2011 solo show, Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton, U.K.
2011 Contemporary Stitch, Birdhouse Gallery, Totnes, U.K.
2011 ‘Red Hot’, ByDesign, FOQ, NEC, B’ham, U.K.
2011 ‘Structured’, ByDesign, National Quilt Museum, York, U.K.
2011 ‘Continuum, A Sense of Place’, FOQ, NEC, B’ham, U.K.

2010 ‘Passage’, ByDesign, Cowslip Workshops, Launceston, U.K.
2010 Studio21, Shepherds Market Gallery, London, U.K.
2010 ‘Reflect’, Studio21, A retrospective, Denbigh’s Gallery, Dorking, U.K.
2010 ‘Kaleidoscope of Quilts’ Eastleigh Museum, U.K.

2009 ‘Girls With Attitude’, World Quilt Show, touring, USA.
2009 Studio21, Fountains Gallery, London, and Cumbria, U.K.

2008 Contemporary Stitch, Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes, U.K.
2008 ‘Past Winners, Charles Henry Foyle’, Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch, U.K.
2008 World Quilt Show, touring, USA
2008 ’Journeys’ Fibre Art Wales, Banbury Museum and Art Gallery, U.K. and Boston, USA

2 replies on “CV”


As I imagine you know, this will be the last exhibition at Windsor, and I am writing to you on behalf of the last HED Stitched Textiles year. We feel it will be the end of an era for everyone involved, tutors and students alike, and we want to make it an outstanding celebratory show.

We would like to include a display in the exhibition to showcase the ongoing contribution to textiles of all the HED graduates over the years. We are therefore inviting you and other ex students to participate in the display by sending us an electronic A4 size visual information sheet representing your current work, that we can print out as A3 sheets to wall mount and/or include in a portfolio folder. If you are working in a textile group, you may want to produce a few sheets covering the whole group’s work, or perhaps use exhibition flyers.

If you would like to participate in this display, or have any questions (or suggestions!) please will you reply to this e-mail, so we have an idea of numbers, and can contact you with further details as these are finalized.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Tamsin Johnston
Exhibition Chair

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