Sewing was a necessity when I was young and I progressed from making dolls clothes to dressmaking for myself and our two girls. Patchwork has always intrigued me and although I dabbled in pieced patchwork off and on for many years my interest heightened in the 1990’s. However, at that time there were few suppliers of patchwork fabric and I was unaware of any patchwork groups. In 2004 I joined Seams Right, a small patchwork group in Blairgowrie. Since then the whole patchwork/textile art world has opened to me and I have made many friends and met wonderful tutors. I am inspired by the landscape and the colours and textures around us. On reaching retirement I undertook the City and Guilds Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting and this increased my awareness of the principles of design and my understanding of colour. Although I appreciate traditional patchwork my interest now lies in textile art and I love exploring new ways of interpreting and producing images. I have attended Pat Archibald’s Creative Journey Class and through this experience I have been given the privilege of exhibiting some of my work at various exhibitions. I am now ready to develop and produce work in my own style.