Hello, and welcome to my website. On the following pages you will find information about my background as a silk quilter, and the lectures I give, as well as a gallery of some of my work.
Textiles have been part of my life since my childhood in Christchurch, New Zealand. My grandmother and mother taught me to knit and sew before I started school. I first started quilting in 1978 while living in Southern California, as a recently retired radiographer and new mother,and this interest has continued to develop since our return to New Zealand.
Over the last 30 years my work has developed from traditional hand stitched pieces to original machine pieced and quilted garments and wall hangings.
I have always been fascinated by silk, and now use it almost exclusively. All my work is of original design, primarily machine patchwork and quilting. I often incorporate other fibre techniques - machine embroidery, fabric flowers, fabric dyeing, beading and construction.
Many of my designs originate as a result of my travels, particularly to India and other destinations in the East and are sold privately, and at exhibition.
Best In Show