Image - Jane Rixon.

I was born and raised in Dunedin where I still live with my husband and son. I learned to sew at a very young age and was making my own clothes by the time I was 12.

Over the years I have tried and enjoyed many different crafts but since finding quilting I have been totally ‘hooked’.
I love to experiment with many different techniques but I especially enjoy raw edge applique, foundation piecing, free motion quilting and creating three dimensional elements. I am inspired by the beautiful shapes and colours of flowers and love to re-create them using my exciting three dimensional techniques.

It gives me great pleasure to create designs for others to enjoy and each class includes a number of valuable tips and techniques for students to utilise in their future projects. My classes help students extend and challenge themselves and they are often amazed at the results they achieve.

I have recently taught at ‘Patches of Tasman Mini Symposium’ in Nelson and have also been invited to teach at Taupo Symposium in July 2013.

Full pattern instructions, including quilting designs, are provided in all my classes.