Holding qualifications in nursing, quality and business management and after many years working as a Health Administrator I retired from full time work to focus her endeavors’ into the creative world of fabric art.
I had a clear goal of establishing a small business that was creative, characteristic and of a contemporary nature. As such in November 2011 Threads and Tangles was formed.
For a 12 month period during 2013 I purchased a 50% share in a Patchwork and Quilting shop in country Victoria. The main goal of the business was to promote a learning environment with information sharing that included fabric sales, excellence in teaching and the provision of a productive long arm quilting service.
The viability of the business however was of concern from the outset so the shop was closed and I refocused my business Threads and Tangles from a purpose built Studio in my local area of Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia. I now concentrate predominantly on the provision of a quality long arm quilting service and teaching. I love to teach machine embroidery, free motion quilting to include thread painting, Zentangle in its paper form and with thread. I also teach other forms of fabric art and now have two online Zentangle classes through the Academy of Quilting. I have taught within Australia along with the USA.
- The Australian Machine Quilters Association
- Victorian Quilters Inc Australia
- Westernport Quilters Inc
- Ozquilt Network Inc and
- Studio Art Quilt Associates
- Victorian Quilters Accredited and Specialist Techniques Teacher
- Certified Zentangle Teacher
- Jenny Haskins Accredited Tutor
- Accredited Westalee Designs Teacher and
- Accredited Paverpol Workshop Trainer
Since I first showed my quilts in 2012 I have been fortunate to have my quilts placed well to include Excellence in Machine Quilting. I have also had a number of my quilts to include her Zentangle Inspired Art work to be published in books and magazines. I have also shown a small number of my quilts in the USA.
In summarizing I embrace a contemporary art design focus and mix zentangle inspired art; thread painting, fabric painting with inks, crayons, pencils along with free motion quilting, and long arm quilting to create innovative fabric art works under the banner of Threads and Tangles.