Hi, I’m Laura and I’m a quiltoholic.
I live in Perth, Western Australia and I’ve been quilting on and off since for about 14 years. In March 2012, my first project was published in Australian Patchwork and Quilting – The Rabbit Tree – which you can see me holding here. I absolutely hate having my photo taken, which is why you won’t see many photos of me…
My blog is called QuokkaQuilts because just offshore from where I live, is Rottnest Island, one of the loveliest places in the world, which is home to the quokka. A quokka is a marsupial – it carries its young in its pouch like a kangaroo, and it looks something like a cross bewteen a rat and a kangaroo. The Dutchman who named the island called it Rottnest – or Rat’s Nest. I’ve lived on the mainland, and been able to see Rottnest Island from a hill near my house, for most of my life.
I live with two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who act as my quilt models when they are not trying to eat my fabric collection. These two below are gone, but two new quiltdogs – Melody and Scarlett – have taken over their role.
I’m also co-founder of Thank Goodness it’s Finished Friday with my Canadian co-host, MR at Quiltmatters. TGIFF is now in its fourth year.