Cheryl Comfort lives in Christchurch has been quilting for more than 35 years mostly making wall quilts of her own design. She has won numerous local and national awards and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has taught throughout New Zealand.

Known most recently for her black quilts, she is an abstract artist, preferring colour, line and texture to express ideas. She likes to quilt heavily and explore other ways of ‘mark making’. Cheryl also uses many types of stitch and has enjoyed returning in recent years to the hand embroidery she was taught as a child. She likes to encourage students to explore new ideas and to use what she shows them in whatever way suits them. She believes that the best quilts are made when you remain true to yourself and likes to help students find their own voice.

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