About Me

What made me start quilting?

I had a neighbor growing up that quilted and I'd always loved quilt fabric, so I wanted to try it. But I thought I'd learn once I retired. Then in 2012 I had a nearly fatal pulmonary embolism and realized that life is too short for later

What I love about quilting is...

The color, the variation, the fact that even a person who doesn't consider them self an artist can create works of art by choosing fabric and following a pattern to create a one of kind piece. The fact that I am never bored, I can always sew, design, imagine or fantasize about projects I'd love to create.

I blog because...
This started as a visual diary of my quilt making, more for me than the blogosphere. But I discovered the virtual quilting community is equally as supportive and inspiring as the real life quilt club I attend.

What sort of quilts do I like to make?

Quilts to be used and loved!
Scrap quilts.
Paper pieced quilts I have designed from scratch.
Quilts that represent facets of my personality, interests and lifestyle.

Who am I?
I am happily married.
In my 40s
I was an education assistant supporting special needs students for 12 yrs then I completed a bachelors degree in my 30s and was a teacher for a year before beginning to focus on two of my passions pattern design and dealing in vintage kitchenware.

I emigrated to the USA and took up residence in Colorado in late 2012.
I have three sons who are young adults of college age.
Two sons still live in Australia and one studies here in the US
I have two dogs, Ebony the Maltipoo and Henry the Cockapoo

I grew up in a rural community in north west New South Wales, Australia. A town of approximately 7,000 people. My parents still live there on a 100 acre farm they retired to 20 years ago, it really is a slice of heaven:

I have lived in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and now Denver Colorado since leaving home at 16 yrs old.

So all those things have brought me to where I am today reveling in my own creativity something I never imagined I had until I began to quilt!


  1. Yes! Life is too short for later! Your parent's farm sounds and looks like a slice of heaven. I was raised in Denver but I've been in Phoenix AZ since 2005. I loved reading about you. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I loved Arizona the two times I've been there the weather there reminds me a lot of my parents home in Australia.