I enjoy teaching others through my words. Years of training as an editor enabled me to do just this. My two step-by-step quilt books, The Complete Book of Patchwork, Quilting & Appliqué and The Ultimate Guide to Art Quilting are my pride and joy. Through nature articles, I am teaching readers about the natural world.
I became interested in quilts while working as an editor for McCall's Needlework and Crafts Magazine in New York City, but did not try quilt making right away. I had a feeling that once I started quilting, I would never want to do any other type of needlework again. I was right. Quilting became an obsession that has lasted over 40 years and is still going strong.
I found a new obsession in lockdown as I took my daily walks: nature photography. I realised that I didn’t know much about the natural world and resolved to teach myself as much as I could through photography and research. This lockdown project turned into a new obsession as I continue to learn about all aspects of nature from plants, lichens insects, birds and animals to fungi and even dogs.