This is the inspiration for my AppleQuilt! ( photos soon)New Zealand grows the most yummy crisp apples.( this variety Pacific Rose) Here on our orchard we don't grow apples...Other parts of the country do it better. We grow green Kiwifruit and Avocados, for export. For our own use we grow: Oranges, Feijoas, Lemons, Macadamia Nuts, Walnuts, persimmons Cheimoyas,Tamarillos Herbs and lots of vegetables. Maybe I will have to do quilts for all of these. My herb garden certainly might be a likely topic.
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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