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Sudbury, Suffolk, United Kingdom
I am a textile artist living on the Suffolk Essex border. I am a member of the Out of the Fold Textile Group and the newly formed Spotlight Textiles. I am the Principal Tutor for Creative Stitch which offers courses in Creative Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Stitch Textiles. I teach each year at the Knitting & Stitching Shows and Festival of Quilts. I also offer workshops and talks to groups throughout the UK in person and via zoom. With a foot in both camps I am also a member of the QGBI and the specialist Contemporary Quilt Group and STARS (formerly Suffolk West Embroiderers Guild)

Thursday, 30 April 2015


Another small quilt taught to a Cottenham College Saturday workshop earlier in the year. This was an alternative to the Hearts Applique  design but using the same method. This is a good first applique project and could be done in a day. This is my own, very simple, design and can be made from 3 Fat Quarters and a metre of fabric. This workshop will be running at The Cosy Cabin in Risby on  Sat 30th May 2015.  To book please contact www.thecosycabin.co.uk

'Colours of the moment' Applique circles  36" x 36"

'Love in black and white'  Applique Hearts  36" x 36"

Sunday, 26 April 2015


I have been making a bit of an effort to finish off some of the quilts started as teaching samples for courses and workshops. I have a big pile of these in the corner of my workroom threatening to topple over. I completed this one which was made from half a Jelly Roll and  was adapted from a Pam and Nicky Lintott design. This was a 5 week evening class for the Cosy Cabin Crew group.  My favourite printed fabric colours of the this year......grey, mustard and turquoise. You will be seeing more of those colours as the UFOs are completed. 

Cabin Crew Cactus Quilt - done!

Cactus quilt detail

Sunday, 12 April 2015

My dream home

Just been to visit my daughter in her new home in a village in Kent and have found my perfect house!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Makit Fair in Peterborough

Tin Hut Textiles will be exhibiting the whole of our 'Elements' series at the Makit Lace and Needlework Fair at Peterborough on Sunday 10th May 2015.

I will also be demonstrating in the new Craft Haven area of the show so please come along and watch me playing with my soldering iron and heat gun.

The Peterborough Arena
East of England Show Ground
Peterborough PE2 6XE
On Sunday 10th May 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm
Entrance £5 for adults | Under 14’s Free