I have been quilting for around 20 years, more seriously for the last 8 years. Now that my girls have grown up and gone out into the world to follow their dreams, I can follow mine. I belong to our local quilt group and have joined in many workshops learning new techniques and skills, and have also taught and taken workshops sharing my own discoveries and hopefully encouraging others. I have exhibited a number of my quilts and have been very fortunate to gain awards and make sales with my work (which to me is such an honour when someone chooses to pay money for something that I have made). I have had 2 quilts travel NZ in national exhibitions, gained an 'Honouralbe Mention' in Hawaii, received a 'Multi Media Art Award' in a National Womens Art Exhibition and recently had a quilt accepted to travel to France to exhibit with a collection of NZ quilts. I cherish the time I spend in my workroom and just love to create using fabric along with all the other media and techniques that I have learnt in recent years.