I live in Canterbury, England with my wonderful, supportive husband. 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 delighted to be teaching at the online Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in February. Please click on the link to see the classes.

I'll be introducing myself and presenting my live, online lectures and workshops as part of the September 2nd Global Quilt Connection: A Virtual Meet the Teachers Event. This will be the second in a series of three Virtual Meet the Teacher Events (August 5th, September 2nd, and September 9th). Each session will showcase 30 teachers from around the world with each teacher having 3 minutes to present their online workshop and lecture offerings. Guild reps are invited to register for these FREE events and will receive a list of teacher names and contact information to follow up after the webinar.

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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.


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