Close-up from Oceanlife at Bali Hai
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About Me

 

 

I have been quilting since 2003 but did my first experiments in patchwork, hexagons cut out of newspaper, at about the age of 8.  I started making art quilts after my first trip to Kauai and came back inspired with colorful images and photos I wished to recreate in fabric.

 

I have been involved with fabric all my life.  My grandmother taught me to sew at a young age and I would design and make my own clothes.  At 18 I went to college in Carlisle, England and studied Textile Design majoring in weaving. My first real job was working for Laura Ashley in one of their factories that produced clothing, I was trained, becoming proficient using the sewing machine.

 

 I moved to Auburn, California from England in 1998, with my husband, and two daughters.  We have lived here now for eleven years and I also have a son.

 

I have exhibited my quilts in various quilt shows, juried shows and international competitions.  My first ever entry won first place for novice quilter, at the Nevada County Fair and I won a sewing machine.  In 2005 my 'Ocean Life at Bali Hai' quilt was accepted into the International Quilt Show at Paducah and more recently was displayed at the Pacific International Quilt Fair. ‘Tribute to Charley Harper’ has been shown at Sister’s, Oregon 2009 and the IQA Fall Show 2009, in Houston. It will be featured in Quilter's Newsletter, June/July 2010.

 

As well as quilting I enjoy painting, cooking, gardening and traveling.  I spend time writing about the family friendly travel and have had articles published in various magazines including Sierra Heritage.

 

My biggest love in quilting is color and fabric.  Kaffe Fassett has been a big influence on me.  I heard him speak at college and spent years knitting his sweater patterns.  Blending and selecting all those colors in yarn or fabric is the best.  The technique used on my quilts is mostly raw-edge college appliqué.  This allows me to cut, layer, then glue the fabrics before machine quilting them. Influences for my quilts come from many places. I use photos of landscapes, sea-life, birds and more recently the work of illustrator Charley Harper.

 

I am currently making family tree quilts incorporating photographs printed onto fabric. This school year I have set myself the task of making a Quilt Journal.  This means making a small 8 ½’’ X 11’’ quilt each week.  This allows me to experiment with a new technique on a small scale or to produce a quilt related to current events.With 3 quilts to go I have almost completed this 'Journey Quilt'.  I will get a photo up as soon as all the blocks are complete and arranged together.


I am just started my second year of teaching the Junior Quilters for Foothill Quilters Guild and during our monthly meetings we shall be making a quilt blocks for a sampler quilt.  I hope to inspire the girls to not feel intimidated by quilting but to go ahead experiment and just to make quilts.

 

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