Wednesday, 25 April 2018


You will be seeing more unique pieces like this appearing in my Etsy shop. I have been a bit despondent recently about copying of my ideas ( this is the downside of teaching I guess) and decided to concentrate more on producing things that are more difficult to copy because of the preciousness of the materials. In the past I have not let these pieces go as I can't repeat them in any way but now is the time to..
This piece which is now on sale with ETSY was inspired by a bunch of purple tulips on my studio.

Monday, 23 April 2018


Someone has just cancelled their place on my Garden course at The Hearth on 2nd June. If you are interested find full details of the course HERE .

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Just Let It Be

This old darned sack which I bought from Fabienne ( Dumasiennes you know who I mean) has been sitting in my studio for some time. I was going to add my own patching, darning and monogram but looking at my photos I realise my message is there - just let it BE....

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Log Cabin

My mother's little cross stitch of a log cabin quilt incorporated into a collage on a real fragment of log cabin.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Staffordshire Ware

Here are some new appliqu├ęs I have been working on. They are based on my daughter's drawings of china figurines. I have loved doing these.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

March Hare

Something with a hint of Spring on my desk this morning .

Saturday, 3 March 2018


The snow has kept me in and forced me to work on a Power Point Presentation that I will present as a lecture at the Quilters Guild AGM in April. It is good to look back through photos to remind oneself of the journey you have travelled. This is a detail of the bottom of a quilt that is on a double page spread in my book .I love combining bits of different quilts and using colour. I just get bored when I try to use neutral palettes and red creeps frequently in to everything. Makes me want to go back to doing simple pieces which are all about colour and texture.