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Guest Post: Glorious Quilts from “Down Under” with Chris Porter

My friend, Chris Porter, in Crete, on holiday this time!

My friend, Chris Porter, in Crete, on holiday this time!

If you’ve been following us here at See How You Sew, you know that I’ve spoken often of my co-author and dear friend, Chris Porter. Chris and I met over 20 years ago at the Jinny Beyer Quilt Seminar in Hilton Head, SC. I was teaching, and she–a seasoned traveler, but first-time visitor to the States from her home in the UK–was a student in my class. We hit it off famously and our continued friendship has been one of the great joys of my life. We’re more like sisters than friends!

Since that serendipitous day in Hilton Head, Chris has gone on to become an internationally respected teacher, not only in her own country, but in the US and around the world. While I’ve retired from the teaching scene, I continue to travel vicariously with Chris through tales and photos from her exotic journeys. Recently, her teaching took her to “the land down under” and she came back brimming with reports of wonderful sights, friendly people, and–of course–fabulous quilts. Today I’ve invited her to share some of those quilts with you. Enjoy!


It is my great good fortune to be invited to teach quilting all over the world. The past 18 months have seen me teaching all around the UK, where I live; in Kuwait