About Me

My home is in Christchurch, New Zealand.
I have been quilting for about twenty years.
As I could not afford to buy good patchwork fabrics, I learned hand dyeing techniques,
 using cold-water fibre-reactive dyes.
I also explored batik printing with hot wax to get more interesting and unique fabrics,
 and other techniques including shibori, screen printing, discharging, gradation dyeing and over-dyeing.
I have made a number of art quilts using batik hand-printing.
Some of these have been accepted for national exhibitions.

I joined a co-operative craft shop, the Little River Craft Station, in the historic railway station
 at Little River, 50 km. from Christchurch.
 I sell baby quilts, small wall quilts, mainly landscapes, and small craft items.

     Recently I have opened a shop on Felt, an online marketplace for handcrafts. Felt...like something different

As well as quilting I love reading, gardening, cats and science.
I have a husband David who is a woodworker, a blended family of six grown-up children,
 and nine grandchildren between them.

 Hand Dyeing New

Quilts 4 Kids
Free Comfort Quilts for sick children
 Art Quilts These works are machine pieced and hand quilted using cotton lawn and fibre-reactive dyes. Some are for sale.

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 Batik ArtworksHand-dyed batik on cotton in a variety of sizes and styles, suitable for stretching and framing.
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Baby Quilts  These works are machine pieced and hand quilted using cotton lawn, fibre-reactive dyes, and polyester batting.
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 Wearables, Bags and Miscellania I have made a few items of clothing and accessories using batik and/or patchwork techniques.
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 What's New? For those who have visited before, this is a showcase for some of Annette's latest work which has been recently added to the site.
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Bed Quilts


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