I am an Australian from
Australia, living in .
I love anything creative but my true passion lies in creating art quilts. Salisbury,
I grew up with art & craft all around me and learned to sew at a young age. My mother is a dressmaker/upholsterer, and through that, I developed a love of textiles of all kinds. She also paints and creates wonderful craft pieces using many different media. My grandmother was also a talented seamstress, oil & china painter. I loved art at school and ended up at university doing graphic design. It was not until 1997 though, that I discovered patchwork quilting and from then on, I was hooked!
About a year ago, I found myself wanting more from my quilting, so when I discovered the world of art quilts through a friend, I knew instantly that was the direction I wanted to take. It has turned into a real passion that I can see lasting a lifetime.
For the past year I have been part of an online art quilt group called 'Latitude Quilts' We produce 15" x 15" pieces based on a theme every 2 months. http://latitudequilts.blogspot.com
So far, most of my work in quilt art has been created for this group, though I am now working on several personal projects including a series based on gears and cogs. Since moving to
I am also greatly influenced by the medieval history around me, so I see some
pieces being created around this theme as well. Salisbury
My main areas of interest in lie in surface design, fabric dyeing, fabric painting and digital imagery. I am hardly ever without my camera and find inspiration pretty much everywhere I go. I like to create in a more intuitive way and my quilts tend to evolve rather than be planned in detail from the start.
|Dragonfly (work in progress)|
My design style has always been quite bold though since discovering art quilting and trying different techniques, I find my style developing and changing and I am happy to go where inspiration leads me. I look forward to leaving my mark through my love of textiles, colour and design.