I have owned Cottage Flair for the past 20+ years and my passion for patchwork and quilting keeps growing every day! I love fabric, colour, textiles and girly things, my business and inspiring people to give patchwork a go.
At Cottage Flair, we are continually striving to create fresh ideas, a place that is fun and has a warm friendly atmosphere and helpful service. I have a team of wonderful girls who are very dedicated to Cottage Flair.
I have 9 beautiful grandchildren some of whom I am sure will follow in their granny’s footsteps with sewing! My Pfaff sewing machine is my ‘best friend’ and I also enjoy gardening, knitting, clothes, jewelry, and my home life.
I am married with three children and grandmother to four.
I have sewn for as long as I can remember with learning to sew on my nana’s sewing machine and making dolls clothes.
In later years I moved on to dressmaking for myself and others. Since Cottage Flair was born I have made many different crafts and over the last eight years have done lots of quilt making which has been very rewarding.
Having only dabbled in patchwork many years ago I was reintroduced to the craft in 2008 when I was asked to join a quilting group who met on Thursday evenings at Cottage Flair. I love bright bold textiles and vintage fabrics and I have a passion for reclaiming and up-cycling projects.
I joined the team at Cottage Flair in 2009 bringing along my skills of financial and office administration as well as social media, POS and website development and management .
A mum to 3 children and nani to 5 grandchildren I have been patchwork and quilting for over 25 years.
I specialise in designing original patterns, tutoring fibre art and I am a professional machine quilter. All my quilting is free-hand and customised for each of my clients.
After spending my life in the Manawatu I made the move to Rotorua in January 2019. I am kept busy working at Cottage Flair, doing quilting commissions, designing, tutoring and I love to roar around the countryside on my Harley Davidson in my spare time.