A Creative Journey to the Roof of Africa
The story in words, images and quilts of my inspirational climb to the top of Kilimanjaro and the resulting award winning quilt ‘From Addis to Kili : From Dawn to Dusk’. This is a PowerPoint presentation.

Around the World in Eighty Quilts
Travels can be strong influences in your quiltmaking. Come on a creative journey and learn how I make my colour selections and design decisions to reflect the quality of the places I visit. This is a PowerPoint presentation.

Aspects of India
The palaces, the patterns, the colours and the people of India have influenced my quilt making in a new way. Join me in this gentle introduction to the exotic and the unexpected aspects of this amazing country. This is a PowerPoint presentation.

Inspired by the Textiles and Crafts People of Ghana

Travelling the length and breadth of Ghana brought me into contact with textile artists, beadmakers, basket makers and potters. From virtually nothing, these makers produce high quality fabrics and artefacts. Hear about the artistic processes of these people and how they have affected my work.

Design Tips for inspired Quilts

Travels are inspiring in so many ways. You arrive home with so many thoughts and you really want to make a quilt…….but inspiration drains when you can’t quite get started.This talk will tell you what inspires me on my travels worldwide, how I organise my thoughts and ideas and then move onto the design process to produce thought provoking and award winning quilts. Join me to get a glimpse into my creative process and apply that to your own creativity.

From Trash to Treasures

I will transport you virtually to far flung places and describe how artists and craftworkers in very underprivileged parts of the world combine their resourcefulness with what is available to them locally to produce fabulous textiles and artworks. Their work and craftsmanship has in turn influenced and shaped my textile work. Follow me through a design process and at the end of the lecture I will show some of the artists’ works alongside my art quilts.

For all talks the group needs to provide a digital projector, screen, blackouts and two tables.

Fees for Workshops and Talks are available on application.