Claire grew up in England surrounded by family that enjoyed all kinds of crafts. Her Mum and Grandmothers had tried their hands at virtually every craft you can name and as a child she enjoyed learning from them. Quilting was not something she had tried, although her Mum always had a Welsh Quilt on her bed made by her grandmother. Claire’s husband’s Grandmother and Aunt introduced her to quilting in about 2005 and the rest is history.
It didn’t take Claire long to realize that she loved piecing quilts, but hery real interest lay in quilting and how simple quilt tops were utterly transformed by the quilting stitches.
Claire bought her first longarm quilting machine in October 2009 and has quilted for customers ever since. She has been fortunate to be able to travel to America to learn from their expert Longarm quilters on three occasions and her studio has expanded to accommodate a second, computerised machine.
Claire’s goal is to spread the word about Longarm quilting in South Africa, offer tuition and resources to improve skills and provide an online store where quilters can buy products not available elsewhere.