I’ve been quilting for 40 years and love to share my passion and skills with others. On my website you’ll find details of how you can learn with me through one of my workshops, details of upcoming events, and a shop where you can buy my patterns, books and DVDs.
As the daughter of a tailor and pattern cutter I became acquainted with the sewing world at the tender age of three. My love for sewing didn’t diminish as the years progressed and my passion for quilting began in 1979. Since then I have enjoyed the tutelage of many experienced and qualified teachers, learning a… Continue reading Bio
I will be running a six week class to make one or two small Amish inspired quilts at Thread Bear, Hamsey Green, South Croydon. The first class will be on 6th April, and the final one on 1st June. For further dates please visit my upcoming events page. For more information please email Thread Bear… Continue reading Amish quilt class coming up
I was exhibiting at a two-day show to celebrate apple weekend on 14th and 15th October 2017. It was held in the barn at Cowslip Workshops, where other rural crafts were on show including apple pressing for cider, basket work, felting and vintage farm tools. I was demonstrating on a whole cloth quilt and 36… Continue reading Cowslip workshop, Cornwall
I am coming to teach an Amish Style Quilt class in April to June 2018 at Thread Bear, Hamsey Green, Croyden. There will be six classes over several weeks, starting 6th April 2018. Using a traditional square in square pattern, and simple piecing, we will concentrate on the drafting and stitching of the quilting patterns.… Continue reading Thread Bear, South Croydon
On 8 November I ran a class in Broughton Gifford on Hawaiian quilting. As part of the workshop my students learned how to fold and cut the large patterns needed for this impressive quilt style. They then worked on a smaller project which they all took home. You can see some of the results my… Continue reading Hawaiian workshop
I was so inspired I have surfed the net for quilting motifs, bought a roll of paper, yard stick and calico, drawn up a pattern, marked out the op, basted and then thread basted (3″ grid) my quilt using polyester wadding and am now happily quilting away… am trying to concentrate on keeping my stitches even. It has been a real departure for me from my comfort zone of machine piecing patchwork…
I was so excited by our day yesterday with you at the V&A. Thank you so much for your energy and inspirational guidance… I didn’t have time to study your literature yesterday, but will have a lovely time looking over my notes and completing my project. I really hope that I will be able to take another course from you sometime.