Juliet discovered foundation paper piecing when her two children were babies. In days filled with nappies, feeding and negotiating with small children, it gave her joy to achieve something creative.

Juliet's pre-child life included careers in archaeology and radiography. These two seemingly disparate careers taught Juliet to pay attention to small details and to be logical in her approach. They also encouraged her to analyse how shapes and objects are constructed. These skills give the unique perspective that make Juliet's patterns so special.

Originally from Scotland, Juliet and her husband live in New Zealand. Juliet spends her days designing paper-pieced patterns, which she sells under the name The Tartankiwi and she really enjoys teaching her skills when she gets the chance. She has built up a range of over 80 patterns and is the author of Animal Quilts: 12 Paper Piecing Patterns for Stunning Animal Quilt Designs.

 www.thetartankiwi.com

 www.instagram.com/tartankiwi/

 

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