Emm Johnstone

I've been quilting since 1994 when I made a cot quilt for my older child, out of hexagons of course. I wanted to follow in my grandmother's footsteps and make a quilt for all new members of my extended family. As they grew older, my quilts grew bigger, and I got braver too thanks to taking the City and Guilds course in Cambridge with Diana Ridsdill Smith.
Not being a fan of pins or ironing, my quilts are usually rough-cut and rough-pieced with applique and handquilting to add layers of interest. I love strong colours, and moving through a palette around a quilt through piecing and stitch.