From bereavement to business: how London based quilt-maker coped with loss and started a quilt business along the way June 23, 2016 21:21

With the first anniversary of the death of my mother-in-law approaching, the timing of this interview with Regus magazine has become such a meaningful tribute.

After losing both parents in quick succession, it was my mother-in-law who taught me the art of patchwork and quilting to help me overcome my grief.

Quilts have a way of being so symbolic. Pieces of cloth are cut into pieces and stitched together again to create something whole, to create a new quilt. My life too felt like it was in pieces after losing both parents but making handmade quilts gave me a new lease of life and put me back together again.

I was drawn to patchwork quilts because of their symbolism and meaning. Quilts hold story and narrative about people and every handmade quilt I make, my story is connected to the stories of the past, stories of the present and future stories of my clients.

That's why my quilts are handmade to order, so I can hold each client in mind as I stitch each quilt

Making bespoke handmade quilts, particularly keepsake memory quilts and memorial quilts and wedding quilts to commemorate and celebrate life has been such an honour for me.

I am so grateful to my late mother-in-law for passing down to me the art of patchwork and quilting.

I am so lucky to have been able to create a handmade business from such adversity.

Read my interview with Regus magazine here