1949 Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Psychology, University of Western Australia

1974 – 1979 Painting, Drawing, Textiles classes at Claremont School of Art,Claremont WA

Professional Development

1976 – 1977 Painting, Drawing classes at Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

1979 Design Course with Penny Whitchurch (Australia), Perth WA

1980 – 1981 Independent Studies, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts, New York NY USA

Museum of American History and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC USA

1981 Dyeing for Embroidery Workshop with David Green (England/Australia), WA College of Advanced Education, Perth WA

1983 Painted Dolls and Soft Sculpture Workshop with Mirka Mora (France/Australia) Monash University VIC

1983 Quilting Workshop with Barbara Macey (Australia), The Meat Market, Melbourne, VIC

1984 Surface Design Workshop with Joan Schulze (USA), Perth WA

1985 Machine Applique Workshop with Marianne Spandjert (Holland/Canada), Craft Council, Perth WA

1985 Approach to Quiltmaking Workshop with Sonya Lee Barrington (USA)

1988 Setting Up a Suitcase Exhibition Workshop with Jan Irvine (Australia)

1988 Beyond Seminole Workshop with Susan Denton (England/Australia)

1990 Independent Study, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK

1991 Fibre Masterclass with Heather Dorough (Australia) and Allan Walpole (Australia),University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

1992 Artists Masterclass: Experimental Fibre Workshop with Heather Dorough (Australia),University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

1993 Independent Study, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery, Washington DC USA

1994 Masterclass with Diana Wood Conroy (Australia), ANU, Canberra ACT

Professional Experience

1983 – 1992 Tutor, Workshops taught through Edith Cowan University Community Programs

1987 Tutor, Workshops at Summer School Albany, Albany Arts Council, Albany WA

1988 Tutor, Australian Quilters Association Workshops, Melbourne VIC, Hobart TAS, Launceston TAS, Macquarie NSW

1989 Tutor, Workshops at Summer School Albany, Albany Arts Council, Albany WA

1990 Tutor, Western Australian Quilters Association Residential Summer School

1990 Tutor, Workshops in Hawaii USA

1991 Tutor, Workshop, EmbroidererÕs Guild of Western Australia

1993 One of four artists to oversee Community Project to produce six large wall quilts, Avon Valley Arts Society, Northam, WA

1994 Tutor, Workshops, Australian Quilters Association, Melbourne VIC

1994 Judge, Members Exhibition, Australian Quilters Association, Melbourne VIC

Design quilt for WAQA anniversary

Design banner for Aust Bicentenary

Grants & Awards

1991 Arts WA Grant, 5-day Residential Workshop University of Sydney, Sydney NSW

1995 Elected Fellow of the Craft Council, WA

Solo Exhibitions

1991 Discourse, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA

2006 Timelines , Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA

Group Exhibitions

1983 Contemporary Australian Quilts, by invitation, The Meat Market, Melbourne VIC

1984 Quiltscope, by invitation, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith NSW

1986 Quiltscape, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA

1988 Australian National Quilt Symposium, Armidale NSW

1988 Quilts Across Australia Bicentennial Exhibition, Australian Quilters Guild, Centrepoint, Sydney NSW

1988 Bicentennial Exhibition, Wodonga; Wodonga Institute of Tertiary Institute, NSW

1988 Quilts Covering Australia, travelling suitcase exhibition funded by the Visual Arts/Crafts Board of the Australia Council

1988 Australian Forestry Institute National quilt exhibition, Albury Wodonga

1990 Fabric Gardens, invitational international exhibition touring Japan & USA

1991 Annual Exhibition, Quilters Guild, Sydney NSW

1992 Australian Perspectives – Six Artists, Australian Craftworks Gallery, Sydney NSW

1992 The New Quilt, Homage to the Idol, Quilters Guild Juried Exhibition, Manly NSW

1992 The New Quilt, Homage to the Idol, The Jam Factory, Adelaide SA

1992 – 1993 Australian Quilts: Past, Present and Future, Quilters Guild Touring Exhibition, National Trust Properties NSW

1993 Highly Irregular – Quilts not according to rule, Manly Art Gallery, Manly NSW

1994 Getting It All Together, Manly Gallery, Manly NSW, The Meat Market, Melbourne VIC, Grafton Art Gallery, Grafton NSW

1995 One Step Further, Gordon Gallery, Geelong VIC

1995 The Razor's Edge, The New Collectibles Gallery, Fremantle WA

1997 The Razor's Edge'97, Arthouse Gallery, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA

2007 Connecting Threads, The Gallery at Ellenbrook, Ellenbrook WA

2010 stitched and bound 2010, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Applecross WA

2012 stitched and bound 2012, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Applecross WA

2014 stitched and bound 2014, Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Applecross WA

2014 Telling Stories, Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo WA

2014 OZQN Australia Wide Four, Gallery M, Adelaide, SA, then touring nationally

2016 twentyone+ Contemporary Australian Textiles, Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley WA

2017 stitched and bound 2017, Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda WA


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT (purchased 1991)

Private collections in Britain, France, Japan, USA and Australia

Powerhouse Museum

Grafton City Council


1985 Design, stitch, and detail construction of small quilt for Consolidated Press

1986 Design quilt to commemorate 10th anniversary of the West Australian QuiltersAssociation

1987 Design and make a contemporary quilt for the Quilters Guild NSW touring suitcase exhibition Quilts Across Australia, commemorating the Australian Bicentennial

1987 Design a quilt representing the Perth region for the Bicentennial Authority

1992 Design and make a quilt for the Quilters Guild tour of National Trust Properties NSW


1984 Craft Australia Winter supplement 1984/2

1984 Fibre Forum, the Australian Forum for Textile Arts

1985 Craft Arts, Jan/Mar

1985 Needlework, publication of Australian Consolidated Press

1985 Australian Patchwork, Margaret Rolfe, Lloyd OÕNeil, South Yarra, VIC

1987 Vogue Living No 3 1987

1987 Quiltmaking, Susan Denton and Barbara Macey, publisher Thomas Nelson

1987 Quilt Digest, No 5, Quilt Digest Press, San Francisco, USA

1987 Bonzer Birds for Craftworkers, pub. West Oz Paints, WA – line drawings of Australian Birds by Marjorie Coleman for use by craft workers

1988 Craft Australia, Spring 1988/3

1988 Quilt Australia, quilters Guild of NSW, Bay Books, Kensington NSW

1988 Australian Quilts ed. Barbara Meredith

1988 Quilters Newsletter Magazine No 204 Jul/Aug 88, Leman Publications, USA

1988 Downunder Quilts Vol 1 No 1, Kingswood Press

1988 Fibre Forum, Dec1988/1989

1988 Quilt Talk, June 88, No 23 Pub. Val Cuthbert

1989 Australian Quilts: The People and their Art, Simon and Schuster Australia, NSW

1990 Fibre forum, Vol 9, Issue 2, No 28

1990 Quilt Review, ed. Deborah Brearley, Aird Books, Melbourne VIC

1991 Downunder Quilts, Vol 4/2

1992 Craft Art International, No 24 and No 25/p>

1992 Craftwest, Summer Edition

1992 The Quilter's Kaleidoscope, Dianne Finnegan, Simon and Schuster

1993 Oz Arts Magazine, Issue 7

1993 A Spirited Place: 25 Years of Claremont School of Art

1994 – 1995 Two in the Bush/em>, UNICEF Greeting Card

1995 Artonview Issue 1, autumn 95, National Gallery of Australia