I have sewed most of my life. I embroidered gifts for grandparents as a child. I sewed my own clothes as a teenager. I made our first couch as a newlywed. and I've sewed countless things for my daughters. As my daughters grew I began doing small hand projects in fabric, frayed patchwork hearts, hangings with specific themes for specific personalities and they are now in the homes of friends.
I started a quilt project after reading a call for submissions to a competition in France. I decided to take the challenge and my first one metre square quilt was made, accepted and posted off to Provence. I didn't get to see the exhibition in person but I saw lots of photos and it did return to me safely.
Since then I have studied and begun doing abstracts in fabric. Sometimes they are combinations of commercial fabric and printed photographs. All of them are my own designs and are mostly develop as I work with them. I'm beginning to plan ahead now but still prefer to the spontaneous approach.