Hi my name is Anthea, I have diddled about for roughly 20 years making patchwork quilts by my own very dubious methods. Six or seven years ago I bimbled onto a City and Guilds Course, thinking it was a beginners course, as I was not intelligent enough to look deeply into what was required.
My husband and I had planned to retire abroad for the winters and I thought that I’d knock up a few simple quilts to earn some pocket money. Anyhow City and Guilds turned out to be not so much a beginners course as one which tested my metal and petrified me as the artist that I will never quite be.
My full time career in social services was cut short by Captain Cameron’s cut backs and our early retirement plans were put on hold by the addition of my pride and joy Leon into our family in 2008. Hey ho, the world moves in mysterious ways. So instead I opened my own patchwork and quilting business called Quilting Antics, quiltingantics.co.uk put the future on hold and got busy investing our retirement fund in stock for the shop, AARRGGHH!!
But guess what…I love my new life, I have made so many new friendships, been overwhelmed by the good will that I have received from my very good friends and am now enjoying life working extremely hard wizzing about the country to shows and one thing and another.
Join me in my journey and lets see where we end up!