I have been teaching patchwork and quilting for more than 20 years both independently and at a local patchwork shop. I am now a free-lance tutor in my own studio in Weymouth.

Work in Progress. Images of work using Inktense Pencils. Inspired by the Jurassic Coast.

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 offer leisure classes weekly where students are able to learn the basics of patchwork and quilting or develop the skills the already have.  I am also able to offer classes in design for patchwork and quilting, teaching the skills required for students to design their own quilts.

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.  


I can also be seen at the  Canford Needlework Festival each year with a stall selling fabrics and other requirements for patchwork and quilting.


Kantha stitched tulips
workshops and classes
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