I feel that the traditions of quiltmaking have a place in today’s textile art. The present examples of any art form always have roots in history. Art -in some form or other- has always been a part of my life. Since I was a child, I sketched and painted right along with my sewing -making clothes for myself. Then, during a six-year visit to Australia, I became interested in batik. I designed and made casual batik clothing for sale, learning a lot about dyeing fabric and using colour along the way. After returning to Canada, my focus shifted to quiltmaking and by 1997 I was teaching colour classes for quilters. This has led to teaching many different classes for all levels of students. I live just outside Qualicum Beach with my family, 4 dogs, and a small flock of sheep.