I finished a two year term as President of The Quilters' Guild at the end of April 2016, succeeded by Margie Jenkins. I joined the Guild in 1980 and have held several volunteer roles including Area Rep in Suffolk, North Yorkshire and Derbyshire (we moved around a lot!) and also Education Officer. In 1989 I became Editor of The Quilter magazine, a post I held for seventeen years. In 2008 I joined the Trustee Board and succeeded Jan Rae as Lead Trustee, Quilt Museum in 2012.
An active member of four local quilting groups, I consider myself a traditional quilter, although I do dabble in more contemporary work with mixed results! I rejoined BQSG in 2012, and have a keen interest in our quilt heritage. As well as making quilts and wallhangings I also enjoy using up the scraps to make little quilts which is a good excuse to collect small doll beds and cribs on which to display them. I love attending workshops and trying out new techniques; just wish for 36-hour days.
I give talks when invited, entitled 'Quilts in My Life': anecdotes supported by dozens of quilts I have made and collected, and including examples from my collection of antique doll beds and cribs adorned with small quilts.