I have been sewing and embroidering since I was a child, sewing with my mother. I have taken many textile classes in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto, but learn by doing and looking. I have collected fabric of various types, cotton, linen, silk and am drawn to colour and texture. Each of my works are a one of a kind selection of fabrics, many hand dyed or hand printed, pieced and quilted. Each work has a hand and machine embroidered panel that depicts my own design of bird families in whimsical gardens. When not sewing or embroidering I work as an art restorer.