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 collected quilts long before I began to make them. I began patchwork and quilting more than 20 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 London chapter of the international Modern Quilt Guild.
I am fortunate enough to belong to a number of other quilting groups. I am currently Secretary for 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 a regional organiser for the Quilters Guild of the British Isles, teaching workshops and arranging social events.
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 shows 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 was privileged to help judge Best in Show in 2017. I was recently on the jury for the Quilt Around the World competition based in Munich, Germany.
I am looking forward to teaching for the American Quilters Society at their new show in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in October 2018.