tillydeharde

Country

South Africa

Sewing Favorite

Bernina 770 and Bernina Q24

Job

Artist/Teacher

I am a quilter, an artist as well as a teacher. I do a little bit of custom quilting but I prefer to create and to teach my skills to fellow quilters and artists.

I have been a quilter for over 25 years and I have tried all different kinds of quilting techniques. I started off with hand-quilting but even though I love it, it is too time consuming. Today I only do machine quilting and I have my domestic machine, Bernina 770 as well as a Bernina Q24 to work on. I am an accredited quilt teacher and I teach on a regular basis from my home in Johannesburg (RSA) as well as at events, quilt festivals and quilting groups on invitation. I regularly compete in National as well as International quilt competitions and I have won a couple of prizes which put me in the Master class category. I love teaching my students the skills that I have acquired over the years and I also like motivating them to enter their work in competitions. It is my aim to give each student and all my social media friends the confidence that they need in order to not only create stunning work but also to be able to quilt their work without the fear that most of them have when they sit in front of a piece that needs to be quilted.