I grew up with a love for the arts and crafts, with a particular interest in design and textiles. I worked in the area of Visual Merchandising and Graphic Art, running my own business in Melbourne Australia before moving to country New South Wales in 1990 and starting a family.
It was there, in 1991, that I attended my first patchwork class. More quilts followed, eventually taking over all my other art and craft interests. My earlier quilt choices were based mainly on learning new techniques. I attended more classes, acquired more books and continued quilting on and off over the years. Since moving back to Melbourne in 2007 and with my children now grown, I have been able to pursue my passion for quilting. In 2011 I exhibited some of my quilts for the first time.
I appreciate both traditional and contemporary design. I have a keen interest in textile and social history and love reading about old quilts, dye and textile production, trade, etc. and the people and politics behind it. Whilst my quilts aren’t of one particular style, I have over the years favoured certain techniques. I have further developed my own way of doing things, based usually on achieving the best result for the time spent. My aim is to provide quilters with time efficient techniques and a range of ready-to-use templates to assist them in achieving accurate results and confidence in designing their own projects.
2014 Victorian Quilters Showcase Exhibition
Pietra Dura – Highly Commended, Traditional Professional Category
Pietra Dura – Judge’s Award
Connecting the Dots – Finalist, Excellent use of colour
2013 Victorian Quilters Showcase Exhibition
2012 Victorian Quilters Showcase Exhibition
Star Bright – Highly Commended, Small Quilts Amateur Category