During my teenage years I made all my school uniforms and clothes, to stretch my allowance!
My first patchwork quilt was made after I finished university and had my own apartment. It had no quilting, as batting was not available where I live. Slowly my repertoire of skills increased with the inception of the Harare Patchwork and Quilting Guild in 1986.
Initially my love was for hand applique, English Paper Piecing and hand quilting. As the number of quilt tops increased, I realised I needed to improve my machine quilting. In 2008 I won a Bernina, with a BSR attachment, in Canada, which changed my quilting style. I moved away from traditional patterns and started designing my own patterns, printing photos on cloth and thread painting.
Now I strive to make a mark in the quilting world, using African fabrics and depicting African scenes, using techniques I have adapted to suit my style.
July 2015 South African Accredited Quilt teacher.
Jan 2009-Dec 2010 International Quilt Judge SAQG
Jan 1980-Dec 1980 Graduates Certificate of Education University of Zimbabwe
Jan 1977-Dec 1979 B.A. (Mathematics and Physical Education) Rhodes University South Africa.
2021 Judged the Zimbabwe Quilt Show
2019 Quilt exhibited at Birmingham Festival of Quilts, UK.Quilts exhibited at South African Quilt Festival. One selected for Travelling quilt Exhibition. S.A.
2018 Quilts hung in Exhibition at Museum of Nairobi, Kenya. 4 quilts exhibited at 24th European Meeting, France.
2015 Judged at South African Quilt Festival, Durban Quilt exhibited at Birmingham Festival of Quilts, UK.
2014 Houston IQA Show for launch of ‘500 Traditional Quilts”.3 Quilts featured in the book. 2 of these quilts hung at Houston IQA Show and 2 years of travel throughout USA.
2011-2013 Harare Patchwork and Quilting Guild Chairperson.
2013 Organizing of ‘Out of Africa’ Quilt exhibition in London, Ontario, Canada. Taught and lectured throughout Canada.
2013 Organization of Zimbabwe Quilt Show2013 Quilt exhibited at South African Quilt festival, Bloemfontein.
2012 Quilt exhibited in South Africa, IQA, France and Australia.2010 Wrote chapter in “Quilts around the World – Alabama to Zimbabwe”
2009 Quilt featured in Irish Quilting magazine, No. 4.
2008 “Out of Africa” Quilt exhibition in Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada.
2008 Quilt purchased by Michigan State University for permanent collection.
2017 Article in Summer Edition 2017, No. 19 “Zim Artist”
2014 3 Quilts published in “500 Traditional Quilts” by Karey Patterson Bresenham. ISBN 978-1-60059-688-9.
2010 Wrote chapter “Zimbabwe” in “Quilts around the World” by Spike Gillespie. ISBN 978-0-7603-3744-8
2009 Quilt featured in Irish Quilting Magazine No. 42022 Featured quilter in KwaZulu-Natal February 2022 Newsletter #130
2018 Zimbabwe Quilt Show - Best on Show
2017 SA Quilt Festival - 1st Large Quilts Master Quilter South Africa. Zimbabwe Quilt Show – Best on Show
2014 Zimbabwe Quilt Show - Best on Show
2013 SA Quilt Festival - 2nd Innovative Quilts
2013 Zimbabwe Quilt Show - Best on show
2012 Zimbabwe Quilt Show - Best on show
2008 “Out of African” Exhibition Canada - 2nd Visitors Choice.
2005 - 2011 Zimbabwe Quilt Show - Best on Show