I have been teaching patchwork and quilting for more than 15 years both independently and at a local patchwork shop. I am now embarking as a free-lance tutor in my own studio in Weymouth.
My work encompasses my passion for colouring fabrics through painting, dyeing and printing and machine quilting. Inspiration is drawn from areas I have lived and visited. These include the Jurassic Coast around Weymouth and Portland where I am now based and Papua New Guinea, where I lived for 10 years. Travel with my husband and family has also taken me to many exotic - an not so exotic places - which often become the starting point for exploration and pieces of work.
I offer workshops and classes with a fully trained and certified Teacher in textiles and art. I also hold further qualifications to support adult students and those with special needs and City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Level 3 qualification up to Diploma with Certificate of Excellence. I am also a registered City and Guilds Centre and offer Patchwork and Quilting courses at levels 2 and 3 leading to certificate and diploma qualifications.
I am a member of the Quilter's Guild of the British Isles and a Member of the Contemporary Quilt Group. I am also an accredited judge for the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles having completed the Quilt Judging Qualification. I now tutor this course for the Quilters' Guild. I am also a member of South West Quilters. I have also been appointed Quilt Judge by South West Quilters.
I have been a member of the Dorset Arts and Crafts Association for a number of years . I attend the yearly exhibition as a stall holder and am actively involved as a committee members in the organisation of the exhibition, taking responsibility for the display of patchwork and quilting.
Bits and Bobs Crafts store in Weymouth have also asked me to run a programme of classes in Patchwork and Quilting. Please go to their website for further details of these courses.