about

Kay Leech is a mixed media textile artist inspired by the Cumbrian landscape in which she lives and works. Her work is not dictated by any one sewing technique and is not defined by embroidery or quilting but uses materials and processes that create an appropriate response to the subject matter. Although Kay enjoys experimenting with a wide range of materials and techniques her work still has a traditional grounding through the use of simple hand stitch.

Kay runs workshops covering a range of experimental textile techniques and is a member of EJK Collective with Eileen Anderson and Jenny Higgins, The Eden Valley Artistic Network and Northern Threads

Exhibitions and Awards
2021
‘Recycled’ - European Quilt Association - juried exhibition - Worn, Torn Reborn accepted
‘Fragmentation’ – Contemporary Quilt Group - Torn by Time – awarded the Anne Tuck Award

2019
The Scottish Quilting Show, Glasgow
A Journey Through Time – Silver Award – Category Contemporary Quilt

2018
'Connections' solo exhibition at Higham Hall, Cumbria
Eden Valley Artistic Network Trail

2017
Friends of Higham Scholarship
The Scottish Quilting Show, Glasgow
Textures of Bark - Highly Commended – Category Journal Quilt
Eden Valley Artistic Network Trail
The Courthouse Gallery, Shap
Artists in Penrith

2016
Cumbrian Artists Showcase, Rheged
C-Art
The Scottish Quilting Show, Glasgow
UpFront Open Exhibition

2015
C-Art
'A Moment in Time' Exhibition, Bentham
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