The following provides a background to my qualifications and experience as both a quilter and a teacher of quilting techniques.
City & Guilds (London) Creative Studies Diploma in Embroidery, Part I, 1988.
New Zealand Certificate in Patchwork, 1992.
NZ Certificate of Craft Competence in Embroidery, 1992.
City & Guilds (London) Further Education Teachers Certificate, 1973, after a years adult teaching study at Chiswick Polytech.
New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guild Conference Exhibitions, 1994, 1996,1998. Open section award 1996.
Canterbury Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibitions, 1987-1995.
Patchwork Exhibition, Rites of Spring, Napier, 1994.
A number of Christchurch Patchwork Exhibitions, associated with the Floral Festival and Creating Christmas.
Canterbury Patchworkers & Quilters Exhibitions, 1996 (award), 1998 (award), 2000 (Guest Exhibitor and selector in August exhibition), 2002, 2004, 2006 (award), 2008 (3 awards, including best in show).
New Zealand Patchwork Symposium, all since 1997, awards in 2001, 2003 and 2009.
Craft Seen, Canterbury, 2000, 2002.
Christchurch Quilters, 2001 (3 awards including best in show), 2003 (1 award), 2005, 2007.
Unique New Zealand, Houston, USA, 2001.
Quilts of the Pacific Rim, Hawaii and Myrtle Beach, USA, 2004.
Pieces of Paradise, Seattle and Birmingham [UK], 2004
World Quilt Competition, USA, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 (Best in Country Award).
Solo exhibition, 'Silk Strands', at Minierva Gallery, Wellington, June 2010.
Best In Show, Aoteoroa Quilters, 2011
Group Supervisor, Women’s Suffrage Panel for Christchurch Town Hall.
Convener for NZEG National Children's Exhibition, Christchurch, 1992.
Patchwork illustrated in Embroiderers’ Diary, 1995.
Featured quilter in New Zealand Quilter magazine, issue 33, 2000.
Tutors selection committee for Symposium 2003
Mentored in quilt selection by Sue Wademan during slelection of
NANZQ’s Take Two exhibition, 2004.
Selector for several quilting and embroidery exhibitions.
Waistcoats & jackets