I am an Australian Quilter, Tutor and Designer who lives in Melbourne, Victoria .
When my fourth child started school in 1997, my life was changed forever when I walked into a Patchwork shop in Canterbury and enrolled in a 10 week patchwork class for beginners.
Who would have thought that a girl whose mother finished all of her sewing homework at school would become so endlessly fascinated with fabric and thread.
Nothing is as wonderful as that first inkling of an idea for a new quilt. Sometimes it approaches quietly and I have to stop and listen before it evaporates away. Other times it is so obvious that I wonder why it has taken me so long to get around to it. You never know when a new idea will come. Often it is inspired by a fabric, an Art Gallery visit, a book or a television show.
My Crazy, Appliqué and Art Quilts don't belong on beds, they go on the wall for all to admire.
2002 became the year of the UFO(unfinished objects); unfinished quilts distress the organised type like me. Those new ideas must wait in line for their predecessors to be finished.
I have been fortunate to win two Best of Shows at the Victorian Quilters Showcase and have won prizes in Houston, Paducah, Chicago and Best of Australia in the World Quilt Show.
Follow my blog and sit with me amongst the fabric and thread. Hear the whirr of the sewing machine and the gentle sounds of a quilt in progress.
Enjoy my Quilt Gallery here at http://www.lindasteelequilts.com