Freedom Quilter: Blue Maplethorpe / East Barkwith, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

I have only just started sewing since being introduced to the joys of quilting by my good friend Julia.  She showed me the Missouri Quilt company website and from then on I was hooked. I quilted 2 cot quilts in quick succession for my granddaughter Isla and my niece’s daughter Esme.

My niece Rosie then told me about Sari Bari and that became my next project! I love the idea of creating something that someone will choose to buy because they love it and not because I have given it to them. The added bonus is that the money will then be used to help women and children in another country who are in need of our support.

I am going to dedicate this quilt to my dear Mum who died 6 years ago.  She was an amazing seamstress and thought that the sewing gene had bypassed me.  Her picture hangs in my sewing room, smiling down on me. She would be so pleased and proud.