Meet Christine Porter – Award Winning Quilter and Author

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Meet Christine Porter – Award Winning Quilter and Author

Christine loves to quilt, she loves to teach it, and she loves to write about it….and with us she gets to talk about it!


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Christine, a qualified nurse and teacher from the UK, has been teaching quilting for over 22 years.

She is internationally known as a quilting teacher and lecturer, as well as being a popular quilt judge at many quilting events around the world. She has shared her quilting knowledge with audiences in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Norway, Dubai, Kuwait, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Christine teaches regularly on cruises for ‘Group Seminars at Sea’ and also in Burgundy, France for ‘The Really Big Dream Company’. This year sees her going to Spain as well.

In 1991, Christine founded Cabot Quilting Conferences, bringing top American quilt teachers over to the UK to teach British Quilters for residential weekends and she also runs retreat weekends three times a year and has also been featured on the internet ‘The Quilt Show’ with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.

She is the British co-ordinator of the American World Quilt & Textile Show and the British Cabot Quilters Challenge.

Christine sews exclusively on Husqvarna Viking sewing machines and is happy to sing their praises to anyone who will listen!

Formerly Co-editor of “British Patchwork & Quilting” magazine for over four years, Christine is now a freelance writer for several magazines including ‘Patchwork & Quilting’ and ‘Fabrications’ in the UK and ‘The Quilt Life’ in the USA. Her quilts are mostly inspired by mediaeval and Victorian tile designs.

In May 2010 Christine was presented with the prestigious Amy Emms Award for Services to British Quilting and has won awards for her quilts in Britain and the USA.

Her latest book  Sensational Circle Quilts is an E-book which is also in CD format, and includes the quilts that you are seeing in the background on this interview.  It is available from us in the shop: click here:

You can learn more about Christine on her own website at

We persuaded her while in the studio to provide us with a couple of workshops, so keep watching!

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