She has studied and taught extensively in this country and abroad and has attended
the Houston Quilt Festival many times, the New Zealand Symposium and other shows
and events. Her work has been exhibited widely and won many prizes including the
Quilters’ Guild Award for colour in 2005 and 2009. For the past few years she has
also taught a Master Class at the Festival of Quilts, held at the NEC in Birmingham,
Jan teaches a variety of workshops from beginners to advanced specialising in colour
and geometric designs and has a large personal collection of heritage and art quilts
upon which she lectures.
Focal points of Jan’s designs and ideas are usually colour and illusion, making the
pattern form the three dimensional appearance of the finished piece. Most of her
quilts are designed with workshops in mind, although some have to be adapted for
samples that can be worked on in a day. Students always leave with an extensive
handout, including coloured photos of the quilts, and are usually well on the way
to achieving a finished piece.
Jan is available for day workshops, longer courses such as summer schools, plus lectures
and study days.
Jan has been a quilter and embroiderer for many years and is an active
member of both the Quilters’ and Embroiderers’ Guilds.