In the 70's I started to hand sew a hexagon quilt over papers. After many house moves it was eventually finished. It took longer to remove the papers, than stitching the hexagons together. I knew nothing about designing and didn't really know about quilting. I backed it with an old bedspread.
In the 80's I joined the guild when it was in Halifax and entered a quilt at the Nostell Priory quilt show. This moved to Harrogate and became the Great Northern Quilt Show. I entered quilts several times, including a hand stitched sashiko nine patch, 90" x 90" still going strong.
At the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead I won the contemporary quilt prize with my strippy quilt. It featured in the book Quilting by Dorothy Osler and measured 98" x !04"
My small African fabric quilt is in the book by Magie Relph and Bob Irwin - African Wax Print, a textile journey.
I've always loved indigo dyeing and was fortunate enough to spend ten days in Japan with Bryan Whitehead, learning more.
At present I'm working on an Indian inspired quilt for Region 14's quilt show in June. There may also be a wall hanging with elephants.