Welcome to my website. 



About me

I have been teaching patchwork and quilting for more than ten years. I made my first quilt in 1978 from hexagons cut from Laura Ashley fabrics.  Now I dye my own fabrics and enjoy exploring patchwork techniques from all over the world.

It gives me great pleasure to share my knowledge with students and give others the chance to enjoy this wonderful and varied craft.

I am a member of the Quilter's Guild and Contemporary Quilt Group.

Latest news                                                                         


If you would lie to apply for our Level 3 City and Guilds Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting and have been holding back because of the cost, why not apply for a bursary?  City and Guilds offer them with application deadlines in May and October.


Here is a link to the City and Guilds page that tells you about their bursaries.



Well how lovely to have a number of my own quilts featured in QuiltEssential book by Erin Burke Harris and even better to have my string pieced quilt featured on the front cover of the American edition.




Coming soon


Talking Textiles is a an exciting new venture set up by Brighton Fashion and Textile School and is a textile forum open to everyone interested in hearing about textile related events.


Save the date: Inaugural meeting- Monday 3 February 2014, 8-9.30pm


The first meeting will be on Monday 3rd February 2014, 8-9.30pm. I'll let you know the venue once it's confirmed.


There will be three demonstrations from me Sara Cook, Wendy Ward (Brighton's Fashion and Pattern Cutting guru) and Cath Bristow   (A Print Maker) as well as news on forth coming exhibitions, competitions and textile related courses and learning opportunities.


We plan to invite a range of speakers from different textiles disciplines and have product demonstrations to keep you up to date with the latest developments in our field.


We will be setting up a mailing list to keep you all in touch in the meantime Save the Date.



Course starting in the New Year


Patchwork and Applique: Learn lots of delicious ways to create beautiful applique designs.

This is a 10 week course starting on Friday 24th January 2014, 10-1 pm,  at the Friends Centre in Brighton and leeds to a Level 2 City and Guilds Award. For more information follow this link.

The brochure is out on Friday 23 November 2013


Also new for January

Next Steps into patchwork. 

Expand your knowledge of patchwork techniques at the Whiteways Centre Rottingdean.

Wednesday 2-4 pm


For more information follow this link