My name is Jane Rogers and I live in Bury St Edmunds, with my husband and our 2 cats and have done for the last 20+ years, settling there after years of moving around with the RAF.
I cannot remember a time when I did not sew, knit or craft having, a mother and grandmother who always had some work on the go, but I only started seriously doing patchwork and quilting about 21 years ago when I moved to Suffolk. I have mainly concentrated on traditional quilting as that tends to be the kind of workshop I found to do. The cats also prefer them as those are the ones they tend to lie on, that is when Midge is not chewing through my machine cable!! I have hoever, always admired the contemporary and art quilts that I saw at FOQ and other shows and fancied a go at them.
After working for over 34 years as a biomedical scientist in blood transfusion, I decided to take early retirement which meant I could then concentrate more on my sewing. This led me to enrol on the City and Guilds course with Annette Morgan and Mary Macintosh and fired up by them, to look beyond my comfort zone. I now find myself drawn to the more contemporary side of quilting, although the odd traditional quilt still lurks in me.
I am a member of Mardle Quilters at Woolpit, where there is a lovely group of like minded ladies.
As I have enjoyed the Regional quilt days and had been a member of the Quilter’s Guild for some years I decided that perhaps I should involve myself in a different way and so I offered to be on the committee of our region and as I have a do or die attitude, I am considering taking over as treasurer. I am looking forward to being on this committee as we are all fairly new and have a shed load of ideas. So watch this space.