I create inspirational and lively designs for quilts and stitcheries that combine my unique jointed appliqué templates and free motion machine drawing technique. Much of my work is inspired by children and their purity of thought, their innocence and the joy they find in the mundane.
As an experienced speaker and teacher, I regularly host talks and workshops focusing on the design process and the creative techniques I use. So far I have written five books – and I have no plans to stop! They are: Freya and Fred – Hearty Good Wishes – A Field Guide – Home Quilt Home – and The Wordsmith.
- SpoondriftMy quilt ‘Spoondrift’ as featured in current block of the month ‘Today’s Quilter’ has been really enjoyable to design, but a challenge in terms of calculating fabric requirements when we are not that many blocks further ahead than you. We are currently up to month 7 of 12 and we… Read more »
- Block Heads 3Block 12 – ‘Hampshire Star’ Welcome Block Headers! Let me introduce myself; I’m Janet and live in Hampshire, England with my husband, Tony, our teenage sons and a dog called Betty. Tony runs our quilting design business and is affectionately known as ‘Chief of Everything’ because that’s what he does!… Read more »
- The Splendid SamplerHappy Splendid Sampler Day! Exactly a year ago today we all started on a splendidly challenging patchwork adventure. Where ever did that year go? It’s not every year you get two presents a week, but that is exactly what happened during our Splendid Sampler year! I have… Read more »
- Aurifil Designer of the monthHello and welcome! I am pleased to tell you that I am Aurifil’s designer of the month for January 2017. The year is off to a great start! Every year Aurifil and Pat Sloan invite twelve designers to create a special, unique block for you and host a quilt-a- long… Read more »