My love of patchwork started after my first lesson with Sue Belton - who taught in Garstang, Lancashire in the 1980's. I have been hooked ever since, so much so that after a couple of years making first a Sampler Quilt then onto a Medallion Quilt with Sue - I decided to open a shop selling the beautiful fabrics we needed to make the quilts. "Quilters Cottage" was born and I had a wonderful 10 years running my shop and organising teachers to captivate even more ladies into the fascinating world of patchwork. I have never given up sewing - my stash is as big now as it ever was, it just doesn't seem to go down somehow - I wonder why! I was a member of Garstang Patchwork Quilters and went through the ranks serving on the committee - then became Chairman. I love to get involved with any group, I a also a member of the W.I.