Charlotte is an award-winning textile artist working in both contemporary quilts and textile art. She has been making quilts for 18 years after making a baby quilt for her son and falling deeply in love with all aspects of quilt making, especially machine quilting. Her work is significantly inspired by the unique culture, flora and fauna of New Zealand, and usually features a bird or two. She begins by colouring her own cloth, using dye or paint, then cuts, layers and quilts, using the texture of the quilting stitches as an integral element of the final design.
Charlotte began teaching quilting and textile art techniques around seven years ago and has taught both nationally and internationally. She is a dynamic teacher and loves to pass on her knowledge and help students gain confidence in a fun, no-stress environment - no quilt police allowed!
Charlotte is also a quilt judge, writer and speaker and is currently vice-president of Aotearoa Quilters, New Zealand’s national quilting association. She is also proud to be the NZ BERNINA ambassador for mid-arm quilting machines.