I have sewn all my life, from making my own dolls clothes when I was about 7 to making soft toys and dolls for a craft stall business with my mum about thirty years ago.
I never tried patchwork until 2001 when a friend invited me to join a patchwork class with her – I was instantly hooked and we both went on to complete our City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting Certificate at Yateley School in 2004.
In 2007, I decided to take my studies further and enrolled on the City & Guilds Diploma in Stitched Textiles at Missenden Abbey in Buckinghamshire, with tutor Barbara Weeks. This course was a huge inspiration and a stepping stone to the next stage in my career which was to start teaching patchwork & quilting. I gained my PTLLS certificate (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) in March 2012 and started teaching evening classes in adult education at Yateley School in October of that year.
These classes have now increased and I currently teach 2 classes at Fleet Library, and 1 Saturday workshop per month at The Sands Room, Farnham – please see the Courses & Workshops page for further details.
I am a member of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and have been a member of the Camberley-based quilt group Heather Quilters since 2002.
I love to stitch my own designs and hope to promote these in the future by selling patterns and kits so watch this space!