Starting with traditional quilt techniques over 30 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. I also have textile art for sale and am available for commissions.
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.
I am a member of the international textile group Cloth in Common and you can follow our work on our blog.
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 also a former President of Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) and encourage all textile artists to join this wonderful organisation of like minded souls.
COVID UPDATE – with travel restrictions due to Covid I now teach online through Zoom and have a range of virtual WORKSHOPS & LECTURES. Please check them out HERE
I also have a series of videos now available called QUILT STORIES which you can watch HERE or on my YOUTUBE Channel