Like many quilters, I began by making traditional bed quilts, but gradually shifted to making more abstract wall pieces. I’ve always been fascinated by the ancient past, mythology and archaeology, and this often provides starting points for my work. Recently I’ve been making pieces inspired by folk arts, with vibrant colour and fantastic birds and flowers.
I’ve taught patchwork and quilting for many years, including City & Guilds, and exhibited widely. My work has won awards, and is in collections here in the UK and abroad.
I give talks to groups of all kinds, and teach some workshops.
I’m a qualified quilt judge, and have judged at large and small quilt shows.
I’m an active member of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, of Contemporary Quilt, and of Cwilt Cymru.
I live in Bristol and am happy to travel to teach.
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