Kia ora! I am an award-winning textile and quilt artist. My work depicts narratives of the natural world, and my medium is cloth, needle, and thread. I am deeply inspired by the unique culture, flora, and fauna of Aotearoa and by trying to capture the distinctive colours surrounding us. I colour my own cloth, either with dye or paint, then I cut, layer, and quilt my work, using the texture of the quilting stitches as an integral element of the final design.
I have been involved in many aspects of the professional world of quilting, from free-lance writing and publishing patterns, to teaching and being on my local guild committee,
I am currently the Vice President of Aotearoa Quilters, New Zealand’s national quilting guild, and am the newsletter editor and in charge of several education programs. I believe that the community we build through our art and craft is unique and valuable and deserves nurturing to continue to thrive. That’s why I’m so glad to see our special tradition of Symposium continuing – the ultimate way to foster the quilting community of New Zealand!
When I am not making quilts, I am a campground manager, a gardener, and a bird watcher.
I have taught nationally and internationally, with a range of classes from beginner quilt making classes through to fabric dyeing, surface design, fusible applique and free