Decorative stitch applique is Deborah's latest machine stitching passion and obsession. To guide students through to get the very best out of their sewing machines is very rewarding to Deborah.  She approaches teaching using a wholistic approach so the student is comfortable to complete the projects from the designing stage, appliqueing, quilting and finishing the projects. 

Deborah has been extensively teaching since 2000 and specialises in domestic machine quilting and decorative stitch applique.

A quilting goal of Deborah's was to have not only a range of self-published skill building books out there in quilt stores , but a book that takes her expertise to a worldwide audience. This has happened with the "Machine Magic", an American publishing house book which is full of Deborah's lifetime knowledge and with glorious photos to enjoy.

Deborah lives in the quiet leafy river side suburb of Oyster Bay Sydney. During the covid lockdowns Deborah made full use of this rare home time away from full time tutoring and produced many new works. She is excited to bring some of these to Quilt Symposium 2022 and looks forward to meeting up with so many of her New Zealand quilting friends.


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