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The Story of a Quilter

I do a hands on talk about the quilts I have made in the last twenty years, with information about designs and techniques used. My quilts cover a lot of different techniques from traditional quilt making to contemporary art quilts.

Listed below are some of the classes I teach. Please contact me for information about other classes and fees

Class Title




Free motion quilting

1 or 2 days

 A one or two day class for beginners and intermediates in the art of freehand quilting. Students will gain skills and confidence and learn to get maximum benefit from their sewing machines.

Free Motion Details

Machine trapunto

1 day

Some experience with freehand work is required for this class, which will teach you shadow painting and machine trapunto.

Machine trapunto sampler

Fused stars

1 day

This class includes fused appliqué with machine satin stitching and freehand quilting.

fused stars sampler

Sunflower Scrap Quilt

size 12 x 18 inches



This is a fun workshop suitable for all skill levels. It includes freehand cutting with a rotary cutter, the use of decorative machine stitching and fused applique.

 Sunflower Journal Quilt

Confidence with Freehand Feathers

1 day

A one day class which will show you an easy way to quilt free motion feathers

Freehand Feathers Detail

Quilted Circles

1 day

This quilt, 18” x 40”, includes fused applique with satin or buttonhole stitching and free motion quilting.

Leaves and Curves

1 day

A journal quilt with fusible applique and curved piecing which is then embellished with machine embroidery.

Leaves and Curves Journal

Moving Stars

60 x 60 inches

1 day

This block is a variation of 54-40 or Fight and with careful colour placement different optical illusions will appear.
Rotary cutting and ¼ inch seaming skill is an advantage but otherwise this class is suitable for all skill levels. Includes some paper piecing.


12 x 12 inches

1 day

For this I have used traditional block designs in the lower two thirds of the quilt and for the top third I have used a hand dyed fabric and outlined the shapes of stars with machine embroidery, added Swarovski crystals and the two pieces are held together with beads.
Techniques used are paper piecing and freehand machine quilting.

Ornamental Leaves

22 x 16 inches

1 day

Freehand cut strips with a rotary cutter makes the background for this with fused ornamental leaves added to the top. Some experience with rotary cutting and piecing is an advantage

Zentangle Quilt

16 x 23 inches

1 day

If you want to improve your freehand quilting skills then this is the class for you. A plain background, a nice thread and a machine with a freehand foot is all you need. Some experience with freehand quilting is required for this class.

Crazy Patchwork Stained Glass

22.5 x 28 inches

1 day

Foundation pieced crazy patchwork with machine embroidery and outline pieced binding. This is a project suitable for all skill levels.

Art Deco Panel

12 x 18 inches

1 day

Techniques used for this quilt are paper piecing and fused appliqué.
This striking design is a project suitable for all skill levels.

Organised Chaos

12 x 12 inches

1 day

Another challenge resulted in this little quilt. Bring your scraps, lots of nice threads and we will have fun with the decorative stitches on the sewing machine.

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