I think I am really the "granny" of the group being well past Sandra .........................suffice it to say I got my bus pass several years ago..................h-m-m-m!!
I was, in another life, an Occupational Therapist till marriage and motherhood took over! I have always had a needle and thread in my hand as far back as I can remember, one of my grandmothers was a dressmaker, unfortuately I never met her, as she died well before I was even a twinkle in my father's eye!
I started off with embroidery, then dressmaking and eventually found my passion for patchwork and quilting in 1986 on our first visit to the States, and so the journey began.
I am a member of Paisley Patchers and Kilbirnie Sew'n' sews, which are my two local Quilting Groups. I have moved, as the years have gone by, from being very much a traditional quilter to enjoying experimenting with different textile media. Last year was my first toe in the water to exhibiting at FoQ, which has been an interesting adventure............. doing so again this year ;-)
I am lookinfg forward to bouncing ideas back and forth with you all!!
Elma in Lochwinnoch, Scotland