By day I am a professional Fundraiser and I use my spare time as my creative outlet. I had participated in the compulsory sewing at school and was fairly uninspired but knew I had a creative streak waiting in the wings to find the right craft. After dabbling with many different crafts in 2011, I decided to have a go at making a few small gifts for children with forthcoming baptisms and birthdays. This was initially driven by wanting to save some money, but also to avoid purchasing the usual mass produced plastic that so often makes gifts for children affordable. It was at this time that I started to visit Millie Moon and get to know Rachel and Becki. Very quickly I became inspired by the beautiful fabrics that they were offering and by the wonderful community that existed around their amazing shop. I decided I wanted to learn more and after perusing their workshop flyer I opted to book onto Caroline’s 6-week beginners quilting course which started in January 2012.
Caroline expertly guided our small group through her pattern over the coming weeks. The quilt was really challenging but I learnt so much and came away with my first-ever finished quilt. That quilt still sits in my living room over 5 years later and I am still very much in love with the design, and the Tilda fabrics that I chose to use. Caroline’s tuition and support gave me the confidence to move on to another quilt soon after my first and as they say, the rest is history.
Over 5 years, 30 plus quilts and numerous small projects later I am now embarking upon teaching my first few workshops. I am so delighted that Rachel and Becki have invited me to join the fantastic team of tutors and I hope to meet more of their wonderful creative community through my forthcoming workshops. I will be teaching small projects that focus on patchwork and quilting and very much hope you will join me.
Here are the next three workshops with Kelly. Go to website to book
In addition to quilting and sewing, I love listening to podcasts, reading creative blogs, gardening and spending time with my little boy (who loves being snuggled up under one of Mummy’s quilts when he isn’t running around). I blog at alittlesewandsow.blogspot.co.uk