A bit of an introduction I suppose. First the quilts. I've been quilting for about sixteen years - we don't grow up with it in this country, though my great grandmother (of whom more later) was a quilter, producing hand-quilted items for the London market. Quilts I've produced in the past have been my own twist on traditional techniques, using my own hand-dyed fabrics for the most part. I began to learn to design my own via a City and Guilds course. After a break from quilting (all sorts of disasters including my husband's sudden death in 2000 and my own illness two years later (I am a cancer survivor) I am now up and running again, exploring new techniques. Whilst I still enjoy making traditional quilts I am becoming more involved in making art quilts, after taking Myrna Giesbrecht's Self Expressions course at Quilt University, a course which has changed my life in a number of ways.
Though I do have some good friends, who I see regularly, I can be a bit of a hermit a lot of the time, though I have very good neighbours, and four cats who when not making unreasonable demands give support and encouragement especially when I've fed them tuna.