Bethan Ash – Cutting The Carbs, Applying the lbs

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Cutting the Carbs – applying the lbs

Third quilt in a series of work based on self-identity).

All my life I have battled with my weight/ size problem. I have followed every diet under the sun – sometimes successfully, other times not. This series of work has been created in homage to brave dieters everywhere!

Year:                2008

Size:                144cm sq.

Technique:       Improvisational cut and fused wall quilt using digitally printed heat transfer wording.

Materials:         100% Cotton upper, cotton filling and backing

SP:                   UK £2,500.00

Plus postage and packing to: UK & EU £15.00: US & Rest of the world £25.00


I am a full-time quilt artist living in Neath, West Wales. I believe that colour is the subject matter of quilt making and this is shown in my work which vibrates in colourful, abstract and geometric shapes of clean crisp lines.

When making each new piece I always search for a sense of movement, harmony and balance. The surface techniques I use range in approach from computer-manipulated imagery and collage to painting.  I am strongly influenced by social and popular culture.

I make art quilts because I have a deep respect and love for their history as a vehicle of personal expression.  I believe that they are tactile evidence that we were here and let something of value “as a mirror of ourselves and accomplishments”. It is meaningful to me that quilt-making is a woman’s art and heritage and that I am but one link in a tradition – a chain of women expressing their opinions and feelings in cloth, needle and thread