A BIT ABOUT ME
My first "on demand" series, in partnership with Immediate Media, is now available. Suitable for all quilters who want to improve their skills, including beginners. Guest appearances from Sandie Lush (hand quilting) and Nancy Adamek (English Paper Piecing).
Here's the link for a special introductory price.
With my wonderful, supportive husband, I live in Canterbury, England - a World Heritage site roughly 70 miles from London. We have one son, who lives and works in London.
I have always enjoyed crafts of all kinds, from flower arranging to rug making,
and I collected quilts long before I began to make them. I began patchwork
and quilting more than 25 years ago, and it became a life-long passion (I am delighted to say!)
I enjoy all kinds of patchwork and quilting but I particularly love the bold designs of modern quilts. I am a member of both the Modern section of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles and also the US-based international Modern Quilt Guild.
I am proud to be part of Global Quilt Connection, which aims to connect quilt tutors and guilds either face to face or virtually. Find more information here: Global Quilt Connection.
I am fortunate enough to belong to a number of other quilting groups. For many years I have been a member of Oast Quilters, one of the largest groups in the UK. I am also a member of Castle Wall, a group of about 60 quilters who meet on a weekly basis. I am delighted to be a member of the house group Usual Suspects, who meet every other month for lunch and the occasional bit of sewing. I am also honoured to be the international member of the Uvulati, a house group who meet near Philadelphia, and I attend meetings whenever I can.
I am currently the Newsletter Editor for Region 2 of the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles, for whom I also teach workshops.
Having spent two years undertaking the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles quilt judging course, I am certified to jury and judge all types of quilt world-wide. Currently serving on the Quilters Guild judging committee, I organise the judging for the Festival of Quilts – the biggest quilt show in Europe – and have been privileged to help judge Best in Show for a number of years. I was recently on the jury for the Quilt Around the World competition based in Munich, Germany.
I have just completed organising the judging for the Festival of Quilts first virtual show, where we had over 650 entries from around the world.