|I’m a technical writer/editor, ex-teacher, and quilter living with my husband on an acre of land in the beautiful southwest corner of Western Australia.|
Since moving from Perth early in 2007, I’ve taken up quilting — with a passion! At first, I was most interested in the quilt design and creation process, but now I’m passionate about art quilts and free motion quilting (FMQ). I use a Husqvarna Sapphire 870 for sewing and piecing, and my beloved ‘Bee’ — a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen — for my quilting. Almost all my quilting is free motion — I rarely mark a pattern, I don’t use pantographs, and I rarely use rulers.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have attended several multi-day quilting workshops in the US and Australia, and have been taught new techniques from the likes of Michelle Pearson, Gloria Loughman, Eleanor Burns, Lenore Crawford, Velda Newman, and Pam Holland.
I’ve honed my FMQ skills by volunteering to quilt charity quilts for my local guild’s ‘Community Quilts‘ program. I started quilting community quilts in June 2012, and by June 2013 I had quilted more than 90 quilts of various sizes for this program. I also quilt other people’s quilts for a fee (see Quilting Services).