Anne has sewn all of her life, prolifically for the last 25 years. She works across a wide range of patchwork and appliqué techniques and designs – – from the Navajo blanket quilt that includes simple and advance techniques to simple cushion designs..Quilts are her first love, but inevitably they take time to complete, whereas Anne finds that a cushion is a much quicker project to tackle. According to Anne, “There’s always room for another cushion. They are a manageable size and a marvellous vehicle to experiment with. The satisfaction that comes with having made something never fails to thrill me.” As of 2015, Anne reduced her teaching commitments. The good news is that we have a vast library of videos with Anne and she is still filming new workshops with

Signature Technique:

Experimenting with different techniques, designs and finishing styles on cushions.

Anne’s Top Tips:

– If you’ve never made a thing in your life, a simple cushion is a great place to start. Even an accomplished stitcher can always try a new technique like a bound edge…so much easier than piping!
– Finishing techniques, e.g. Oxford Flap, are easy to do and give your cushion a very professional look.
– There’s always another idea to try just around the corner. Enjoy experimenting with new ideas.
– You can’t beat a handmade gift and a cushion fits the bill perfectly.