Member of the guild since 2005 and have been on Region 14 committee since 2009 firstly as newsletter editor, then briefly area rep and took over as joint coordinator with Jackie Ledger on 1st April this year
Learnt to patchwork English paper piecing when I was 12 and made floor cushions in 70's but didn't know about quilting
Returned to patchwork in 2004. Learnt at Sheffield College with Carolyn Gibbs who taught me all the basics, is a great teacher (sadly college no longer does courses) now Carolyn is someone I consider a friend
Enjoy many aspects of quilting especially contemporary quilting and hand stitching but like to learn and stretch myself
Sometimes still do English paper piecing!
Other Tutors I have enjoyed doing courses with include Pat Archibald, Phillipa Naylor and best of all Ineke Berlyn in Bromsgrove who I have done 2 of her 6 day courses over 6 months. She is a very inspiring and generous tutor with a fantastic workshop space
Just Recovering from having helped to organise and run the Harrogate AGM and Conference. Hard work but a lot of lovely comments and some fun too
Outside of quilting
Live in Sheffield with husband Dave (just got married after 29 years!) and daughter Carmen and son Oliver (both in their 20's) and 3 cats
I am an Occupational Therapist by profession
Work full time in NHS
Also I am a director/trustee of small charitable company that supports people with mental health conditions to develop enterprises
I enjoy good food, reading novels and biographies and have a secret passion for sci-fi and fantasy watching e.g Dr Who, Torchwood, True Blood and Game of Thrones!