My passion for quilting began when my children were young. Their childminder had a wonderful handmade quilt on her sofa and I wanted one too. Needless to say I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so resorted to my usual tactic and made one for myself. That was it, I was hooked. My hobby developed slowly, four children meant I had very little spare time, but I did it. I am completely self-taught having learnt from books, mistakes, there were plenty of them, and peering in awe at other peoples work.
I love playing with the different colours and shapes involved in quilting and love creating my own patterns based on traditional blocks. I enjoy the calm process of quilting and love the finished effect of a hand quilted piece. It takes forever but is so worth the trouble and time. When I’m not quilting I’m equally busy looking after my family, knitting, dressmaking, cross-stitching, gardening and painting.
- Born on April 30
- Joined March 23, 2011