Fi Bowman

is creating original quilt patterns, stitched creations & art




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About Fi Bowman


I'm Fi (rhymes with "me" not "my") and I am a designer, maker and artist. My goal is to inspire and delight you.

You may have seen my quilt designs in Today's Quilter magazine or my textile art on a book cover or in an exhibition. As a newly independent creator (with no other income due to the pandemic), I've set up this Patreon to help cover costs so I can continue to design more patterns, make more unique creations, and pursue more art. (I do have to buy biscuits for Miss Molly, Bad Dog 2!)

You can choose your level of support (from just $1/month), and join any time, edit your pledge any time or cancel any time. Patrons can access a VIP "Inside Story" update each month with previews of news, plans and products, plus a very personal insight into my growing business. More benefits (like discounts in my shop and video tutorials) are in the worksI would so appreciate any small vote of confidence you feel able to provide.

As a designer, I love designing quilts that use multiple blocks to create a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts, making deceptively complex patterns using simple basic techniques that are easy to master. That means you can make much more impressive quilts than you ever thought you could!

As a maker, I'm influenced by folklore, myth and legend, my collection of antique needlework tools and haberdashery, and a long-term interest in dolls and figurative sculpture. Look out for beautiful things for people who love to stitch coming soon!

As an artist, much of my past work was large textile art, but I'm currently discovering the joy of working in miniature, both on paper and in stitch. I especially want to explore small scale, detailed drawing, painting and printmaking more.

I'm also a gardener, dilettante writer, enthusiastic collector of antique needlecraft tools, amateur genealogist, and sometime gobby bitch. Fair warning – if swearing offends you, you're not going to like me much. I've lived with chronic fatigue (CFS/ME), migraines and dysthymia (persistent depression) since I was 19. Sometimes that makes me a little tetchy!

Will you join me for the creative adventures of a smart, sweary, occasionally ranty woman-of-a-certain-age?

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 2 exclusive posts
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 2 exclusive posts

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