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Effie Galletly


landscape artist

quilt maker


Effie Galletly shows images of her work online, highlighting those pieces inspired by the landscapes and structures of the Western Islands and Western Highlands of Scotland.

"The Hebridean Islands strike a powerful chord with me and set in motion ideas that I feel compelled to express."

From a short distance, the work looks like painting. The method of making is entirely like that of a traditional quilt. Over the last decade Effie has produced a substantial body of work focused on Scottish landscape.

"As a painter would create tone, texture, blend colours with the use of a brush, Effie has cleverly accomplished the same with her use of materials." Eilidh Whiteford  in The Hebridean

A number of the works in the galleries are now in private collections. Those still available can be found in all the galleries and can be recognised by the fact that their prices are still attached.
Effie has done talks and workshops as well as exhibitions in many parts of Britain. All upcoming talks, exhibitions and workshops are listed on the events page and information about past events can be found in the archive. For more information about these events see the About Effie page or get in touch.

Patterns in Landscape

Effie's book, Patterns in Landscape, is now available in the website shop as well as two locations - Morven Gallery on the Isle of Lewis and Midsomer Quilting in Chilcompton, Somerset.

Here is what a couple of professionals have said:

Pat Mason, Art Tutor

The book looks beautiful.  The photography of the colours, textures and stitching is great and having it as a paperback makes it very accessible.

The way you handle and build up the topics is very imaginative and I think would be useful to a number of practitioners in different fields as well as textiles. Each chapter and page is like a building block, and the student is gently and continually reminded and reinforced with all that has gone before.

People really struggle with composition and tone but you make it seem achievable, and very helpful when dealing with colour.  I loved your graded squares like a Paul Klee painting!    Your work is all about light to me so marvellous to have parellels drawn to painters and catching the light at different times of day.  Also the importance of a passion for a place and to have a sense of place.

De Pickford, Midsomer Quilting, Somerset

I found Effie’s beautifully presented book so easy to read.  She guides the wannabe landscape quilter in very clear steps from the initial concept through development to execution.  

Each part of the process is detailed with clear instruction on how to choose the subject matter, how to handle perspective, scale, colour and fabric, all the while encouraging individuality.  

Effie’s classes at MQ have always been popular and inspirational and Patterns in Landscape is  bound to be the same. If you can’t get to one of her workshops, this really is the next best thing – and if you have then you’ll probably want it, too!

  • Skye Hill Shapes

  • The Clisham at Heather Time

  • Sheiling on the Moor, Autumn

  • The Clisham, Harris

  • Cuillin Hill Tops 2

  • Beach at Huisnis, Harris

Effie's Latest News

  • Dates for 3-Day Summer Island Workshops 2016

    Mon 23/11/2015 9:22am
    The dates for next year's 3 day summer island workshops are now confirmed. They will run o... [more]
  • Mon 23/11/2015 9:19am

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Upcoming Events

  • A Landscape in Less than 10 Pieces

    Venue Cymru: Fri 15/04/2016: 9:30am - 3:30am
    Make a landscape in less than 10 pieces, with three choices - Easy, Easier and Easiest. Le... [more]
  • A Quilter's Eye on the Western Isles

    Venue Cymru: Sun 17/04/2016: 9:30am - 10:30am
    This is a talk for the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles at the 2016 AGM. The talk will... [more]
  • A Landscape in Less than 10 Pieces

    Firestation: Fri 22/04/2016: 10:00am - 3:30pm
    A private day class for Arran Quilters.  [more]

See more information about events...