Welcome to my website

I have been sewing since childhood, starting with dolls' clothes, then my own, making dance costumes and then somehow sliding into making clothes for my friends and then for friends of friends! For several years I had my own haute couture business working from home and shop premises.

In 1992 I began teaching patchwork and quilting at Adult Education classes and at the same time started a City & Guilds Certificate course at Lichfield College - at the conclusion of which I was hooked! I gave up dressmaking in favour of quilting and am still addicted.

My sewing machine is one of my most treasured possessions and I spend as much time as I can designing and making contemporary art quilts and wall panels.

I hope you enjoy looking at the quilts in my gallery.

Gallery

Labna 1 Maya Series
(Contains 10 photos)
After a holiday in Central America the ancient architecture of Maya cities was a huge source of inspiration. These are the quilts I made and also some photos of the beautiful stonework on the facades
Majorelle Gardens - Bougainvillea Places
(Contains 25 photos)
These quilts and hangings have been inspired by the people, culture, architecture and landscapes of places I have visited
Cabbage Patch Plants & Flowers
(Contains 12 photos)
Stitch-Witchery detail All sorts
(Contains 12 photos)
These are quilts which don't fit into the other categories!
Some were made for a particular exhibition theme or challenge, or to an abstract theme
Calling Cards
(Contains 3 photos)
2013 VENICE August JOURNAL QUILTS
(Contains 36 photos)
For the past three years I have been making journal quilts with Contemporary Quilt, a specialist group within the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles
In 2011 the first four months include circles, the second four had to include text and the last four had to have a button/s. The size is 10" square.
In 2012 the first four are 'shades of red', the second four 'shades of yellow' and the last four 'shades of blue'. Size is A4.
2013 - My theme for the year is Venice. The size is 12" x 8" landscape.
Kuwait Visit
(Contains 7 photos)
Visitors taking photos of my quilts Quilt en Sud
(Contains 2 photos)
HAUTE COUTURE IDENTITY
(Contains 3 photos)
IDENTITY was the theme for the inaugural exhibition of ART TEXTILES:MADE IN BRITAIN at the NEC, Birmingham, in August 2014. These three quilts represent my three creative careers, as a dancer, dressmaker and art quilter.