The new owners of the Park asked me to design and deploy a website for them. How web design and the rules for that have changed since I last designed …
I was happily making quilts from the early 1980s until 2011, winning many awards for my quilts — which number more than 200, from 1½″ wide to 12′6″ square.
Making quilts using big bits and fast inspired me to develop a fast-piecing patchwork system called Listen With Your Eyes, a system that has been adopted by quilters across the globe.
I have written four books on making quilts and written countless Internet articles on patchwork.
I was asked to be a guest writer for a series on computers and quilting in Patchwork Tshushin which has over 6 000 000 (!) readership.
My column (written for almost all of the first 160 issues) in Down Under Quilts magazine — Computer Quilts — had lots of readers.
I have had four solo exhibitions, The first was at the launch of my first book, then
As well, I have entered quilts in solo and group quilt exhibitions around Australia. One of my books was launched in the USA. My quilts from that book went too, but not me.
Teaching (make that enthusing) people about quiltmaking, traditional and not so traditional for more than thirty years, was my life.
I travelled Australia teaching and made plenty of friends.
Because I taught many, many quilters how to use Electric Quilt software, they called me the EQ Guru.
I am now retired in a beautiful little country village in the Midwest region of New South Wales.
No room for making quilts!
There is no patchwork and quilting, as we have downsized and taken a tree change.
After spending 30+ years quiltmaking, what’s the next thirty years going to hold? Well, so far some travelling in a Winnebago, now in a caravan, and art, art, art! I take my art supplies in a tool box and then when it’s raining I get out the paper and brushes or pencils and I’m in heaven!