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                        General Background

I was born in Southern Ontario where my family was in the tobacco farming business. My secondary education with an emphasis on domestic science was completed at St. Joseph's convent in London, Ontario. After this I finished the provincial nursing (RNA) program. I am married with children and five grandchildren. I have lived in the Ottawa area since the 1970's. I enjoy theatre, sports, cottage life and traveling.

                      My Quilting Background

My early interest in sewing began for very practical reasons as I made clothing for myself and my children. I started quilting in 1980 and took many courses in the varied quilting techniques. In 1985 I started offering my services for commissioned works and began to exhibit my quilts. In 1990 I commenced teaching and I consider myself and enthusiastic teacher since I take great pleasure in sharing in the sense of accomplishment of all my students.

My experience in teaching includes local quilt shops, regional quilting guilds, community workshops, group shows and studios, as well as private lessons and consultations in my own studio. My first quilt pattern was published in 1998 and a number of my patterns are now retailed throughout North America.


My extensive practical and academic experience has permitted me to develop expertise in the following quilting techniques: hand applique, piecing, foundation piecing, colour wash, sashiko and landscapes.

While I enjoy teaching at all levels of quilting, newcomers to the wonderful world of quilting are especially welcome.

                  Quilting Achievements

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Date Quilt Location Achievement
2000 Prairie Roses Eastern Ontario Mini Quilt Show 1st Prize
1999 Lady of Leisure Handmade Fair, Kyusyu, Japan Viewers Mention
World Expo, Kitakyusyu, Japan Distinctive Mention
1997 Travelling Tulips Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild Show 1st Prize
Central Canada Exhibition 1st Prize and Best Overall
Ontario Exhibition Association Eastern Champion
1997 Winnie the Pooh Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild Show 3rd Prize
Upper Canada Village Displayed
1997 Roseanne Raffle Quilt for Central Experimental Farm Designer
1995 Dream Scene Central Canada Exhibition 3rd Prize
1993 Lac Beckwith Charm Pacific International Show, Los Angeles Honorable Mention

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