Starting with traditional quilt techniques over 25 years ago, I quite quickly developed the urge to break the rules.
My fascinations with dyeing started about 18 years ago and I now share the dyeing with my husband Peter who enjoys the precision of formula based dyeing while I am able to concentrate on more serendipitous and experimental pieces. Our hand dyed and painted fabrics are available through our Online Store Dyed & Gone to Heaven and sent all over the world. We have a wonderful range of fabrics, paints and tools as well as my Gallery Store of my own unique products.
I have a passion for sharing my knowledge and teaching and in 2010 I was awarded the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Association in Houston USA.
In 2013 my first book – Beautiful Building Block Quilts was published by C&T Publishing and in 2014 & 2015 I self published my own ebooks. I love the freedom of self publishing.
My other obsessions for food and travel have also opened other doors and I now travel all over the world teaching and leading Textile & Food Tours.
I am honoured to be the current President of Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) and encourage all textile artists to join this wonderful organisation of like minded souls.