Noriko said of her own work, I love nature and I love mature trees and flowers, so trees are a recurring image in my quilts when I am creating my own designs. Reece’s designs are mostly from nature so this is a point we have much in common.
The juxtaposition of everything really got me thinking; her size and the scale of her work ; her sense of humour and use of energetic colours; the intelligent conversations and the depth in her work; the fact that she collects unusual materials and understands the importance of fabrics construction and composition; and then there is the story of her Jaguar and her gentle voice telling me how she loves to drive her old Jag, even if it does break down a lot and her husband has to retrieve her and the Jag!
By Reece Scannell with Nuriko Endo
Quilters Companion Issue QC No. 74 VOL. 14 NO. 4