I have been sewing since I was a child and when my son was tiny I made lots of his clothes. I think he’s pretty pleased that I don’t have the photos to embarrass him with.
We were always moving and renovating houses so in the early nineties I enrolled on a City and Guilds Soft Furnishing Course this was a good way to hone my curtain making skills and it’s here we touched on Patchwork and Quilting which lead me to join a local quilt group.
In 2003, my love of fabric and sewing inspired me to open my own quilt shop which then led me into teaching.
Over the past 10 years I have been lucky enough to gain success with a 2nd and 3rd at the Festival of Quilts and 1st at Quilts UK along with several judges merits for my quilts.
In 2014, I was honored to have my Unchained Melody Quilt selected for the exhibition at Danson House entitled The Things We Do In Bed which was curated by the author Tracey Chevalier .
Quilting has afforded me the opportunity to travel to major quilts shows and exhibitions in the USA and France and also to have gained many friendships with fellow quilters across the world from Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and the USA.
I love antique quilts and this is often reflected in my own fabric choices and design when I make quilts.
I’m a member of the Quilters Guild and the American Quilt Study Group.