Exhibitions & Commissions


2016  Fine Art Quilt Masters, The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham 11-14 August

2016  Warwickshire Open Studios 24 - 30 July

2016  ICHF Fashion & Embroidery NEC, Birmingham 17-20 March

2015  Contemporary Craft Open, Unit Twelve Gallery (prize winner)

2014  'Happy Ever After', Nuneaton Art Gallery

2014  In The Wool Shed, East Chase Farm, Warwickshire

2013  ‘Traditional Twisted’, Unit Twelve Gallery, Staffordshire

2012  'At Home' Studio Sixty, Kenilworth Warwickshire

2010  The Textile Collective, Wildes Wine Bar, Leamington Spa

2007 - 2011  The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham (Art Quilts prize winner 2007)

2006  Fibre Artists, Jefferson Gardens, Leamington Spa

2005  Mint, 70 Wigmore street, London

2005  William Ball Kitchens, Basildon, Essex

2004  Contemporary Crafts Fair. MAC, Birmingham

2004  The Gallery, Earlsdon, Coventry (solo)

2004  Fibre Artists,Warwick Museum, Warwickshire

2002  At The Tea Factory, Warwick Museum (solo)

2000  British Crafts, Chiswick, London

2000  Higgins & Ellis Christmas Exhibition, London

1999  'At the table', private commission, Germany

1995  The Gallery, Cork St., London

1994  The Custard Factory, Birmingham

1993  All Around The House, Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan

1992  In Stitches, Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire


 Freelance Design Work


1992 - 1996  Lewis and Lewis Design, London

2008 - 2010  Love & Hope Children's Clothing, London




2015  Statford-Upon-Avon Arts Society

2014  The Beetroot Tree, Derbyshire

2013  Sew Arty, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

2013  Unit Twelve Gallery, Staffordshire

2013  Studio Sixty, Kenilworth

2001  St. Johns Museum, Warwick

1997  University of Northampton

1995  Loughborough University

1995 to date Warwickshire College

1994  Kidderminster College




1994  MA Textiles U.C.E Birmingham.

1992  BA (Hons) Embroidery Manchester Polytechnic

1989  BTec ND Printed Textile Design




Embroidery  Nov/Dec 2011



Embroidery  July/Aug 2012



Embroidery  Jan/Feb 2015


Talking with Maria in her home studio...

It is soon clear that her work is a repository where emotions can be stored or released through the act of making.

 Jo Hall, Editor of Embroidery magazine