I was born and have lived in East Yorkshire, UK, virtually all of my life. I had worked as a teacher for nine years when, in 1981, my husband, Paul, brought home a book from the library, and the fascination with quilling began. For twenty-five years, I taught in local Adult Education classes and now teach some private classes, and in workshops nationwide.
In 1982, Paul and I started a small business, making and selling paper strips and designs for quilling. The business expanded to sell books, kits, DVDs and our famous colourful metallic edged strips, throughout the world. Though the business continues in others’ hands, I still write books, which we publish and sell, teach my classes and hold workshops.
I was a founder member, in 1983, of The Quilling Guild, have been involved since, and was made Honorary Vice-President for my contribution to quilling, which is a kind gesture.
I have two daughters, Cate and Jo, who are, themselves, accomplished quillers. I’m at my happiest teaching my weekly classes or at home, designing new quillings and experimenting with new ways to quill.