Below is a summary of projects I have worked on. In addition, my work has been published in magazines such as Love Patchwork and Quilting and The Quilter, I teach regular workshops and visit quilt groups to give talks. I have also worked as technical editor for a book and have a regular role supporting a sewing shop writing press releases, blog content and newsletters.
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March 2017 to present. Quilt designer and facilitator at Jane Austen's House Museum working on a Heritage Lottery funded community quilt project.
March 2017 to present. Technical Editor at Popular Patchwork magazine.
2017. Designer of two magazine covermounts and three magazine projects.
January 2017. Editor of the Dame Vera Lynn 100th Birthday Souvenir bookazine.
July 2015 to February 2017. Freelance Editor of Popular Patchwork magazine.
2010 to 2015. Owner Quilty Pleasures studio shop in Brighton. This studio/shop was opened by myself and my business partner from where we sold quilting supplies. I was responsible for the creative side of the business, taught classes and worked on commissions which included new quilts, re-using clothing to make memory quilts and offering a repair service. The business continues here.
2014. Contributor to the book 50 Fat Quarter Makes.
2014, 2015 and 2016. Demonstrating quilt making on stage in the Lifestyle Theatre at the Knitting and Stitching show in London and Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.
Autumn 2014. Planned and presented ten quilting episodes on the Craft Daily television programme.
June 2013. My book, The Beginner’s Guide to Quilting was published by David and Charles/FW Media.
June 2012. Through the theme of ‘Look Outside’, planned, delivered workshops and finished a wall hanging that involved 180 children at a school in Camberwell.
201. My paper; "The Role of Liberty in the post 1960s UK Quilt Revival" was published by the British Quilt Study Group (more details here).
1999 to 2010. Training includes specialist Textile and Fashion BTEC Foundation from London College of Fashion, Textiles with Fashion Marketing at The University of East London, and City & Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting.