1983           City & Guilds of London, England, Embroidery Part 2 with Distinction
1981           City & Guilds of London, England, Embroidery Part 1 with Distinctions
1981           City & Guilds of London, England, Textiles Part 1.
Teaching Certificate, specialising Biology, Textile Crafts, Sheffield University, England
Permanent Teacher’s Certificate, Ontario

Professional Activities


2018-2000   Several different workshops to groups in Ontario & USA
2017-93       Summer School, Haliburton, ON
2011            Quilting Connections, Boston, Mass. USA
2011            Canadian Embroiderers Guild, London, Ontario
2010-08      Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON
2009           St. Clair College, Chatham, ON
2006           Tallahassee, Florida
2006-05      St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON
2000           Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild, London, ON
2000-99      Thousand Islands Summer School of the Arts, Brockville, ON
1998            Fibreworks, Kingston, ON
1996            Quilt Canada, Saskatoon, SK
1994-93       Bernina University, ON
1992           Thousand Islands Summer School of the Arts, Brockville, ON
1991           York Heritage Quilters, Toronto, ON
1991           Rouge Valley Quilters, Toronto, ON
1990-89      St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Fibreworks weekend


2017-95      Quilting, Stitchery and Weaving groups in Eastern Ontario, USA
1995           “Sew It Seams”, Abbotsford, BC
1995           Port Hope, Heirloom Quilters, ON
1992           Canadian Sewing and Needlework Festival, Toronto, ON      
1990-89      St. Lawrence College, Kingston for Fibreworks, ON
1987-85      Quilting and Embroidery groups in England 


2010           Ontario Arts Council Project Grant
1996           CQA “Award of Excellence” for Wearable Art
1990           Best Fibre Art Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Show
1989           Mary Diamond Butt’s Award, Ontario Crafts ‘89
1983           Silver Medal for the top student in Britain in City & Guilds Embroidery
1983           Merchant Taylor Award, given by City & Guilds of London Institute

 Galleries Previously Represented

2016-2000 Davis Gallery of Canadian Art, Stratford, ON  
                      Agnes Etherington, Art Rental Gallery, Queen’s University, ON
2007-05     The Framing Place and Gallery, Huntsville ON
2005- 03    Show of Hands, Toronto, ON
2004-00     BC Crafts Council, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
2004-96     Snapdragon, Ottawa, ON
2003-99     Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
2002-97     The Feminine Mystique, Tubac, Arizona
2002-97     Sable Gallery, Galveston, Texas
2002-97     Sable Gallery, New Orleans
2001-97     Muskoka Moose, Muskoka, ON
2000-98     Pegasus Gallery, Saltspring Island, BC

Work Shown In Publications

2013          Machine Quilting Unlimited, published USA article
2012          Machine Quilting Unlimited, published USA
2012           Stitched Art of Sylvia Naylor, by Sylvia through
2011          Transfer Painting-the basics, by Sylvia through
2011-2008 Portfolio SAQA
2011          Adventures in Design, Joen Wolfram
2010          1000 Artisan Textiles, published USA
2010          500 Art Quilts, Lark Publishing.
2009          Quilting Arts Calendar for 2009
2008          Quilting Arts, US. April/ May. June/July, October/Nov.
2008           ‘Inspiration’ Bernina Switzerland
1996           “Beyond the Horizon” by Valerie Hearder
1995           Bernina Calender, a piece of wearable art
1994           “Profile” magazine, Kingston, ON
1988           Bernina magazine, Switzerland
1985           “The New Machine Embroidery” by Joy Clucas