I have been quiltmaking since the late 1970s and am interested in the social history of patchwork and quilting. I initiated and chaired the Talking Quilts:Saving Quilters' Stories oral history project which was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund for three years 2014-2017. More recently I researched the quilt 'revival' in the 1970s in Britain and published an article in The Quilter (2019) and a paper in the British Quilt Study Group Issue 20 in 2019. I was made an honorary member by The Quilters' Guild in 2017. I still enjoy quiltmaking.
I give talks on Bangladeshi Kantha and Kinship based on living and working in Bangladesh, and on the 1970s quilt 'revival' in Britain based on interviews with the 'movers and shakers' in that decade. I am happy to do an online talk.