With over 25 years of experience Paulines expertise covers a full range of techniques from appliqué and hand work, to machine piecing and quilting. Pauline began her career in the 1980s as a travelling patchwork and quilting tutor, commissioned by the Queensland Arts Council. She has been a featured tutor at the Australasian Quilting Symposiums and the Stitches and Craft Shows.
Pauline and her husband Rob are the owners of Quilters World, which began in 1996 as the first quilt shop in Toowoomba, Queensland.
With a focus on educating quilters she's organised a multitude of workshops, retreats and events over the years, including the Outback Quilters Tour. In 2000, at the Queensland State Quilt Conference, Pauline was recognised for outstanding services to the establishment and promotion of patchwork and quilting in Queensland.
Pauline enjoys helping others learn and perfect patchwork and quilting. In 2006 she was instrumental in the production of a series of 16 educational DVDs on patchwork and quilting of which she was the featured tutor in three The Joy of Piecing, Foundation Paper Piecing and Chenilling.
She believes when teaching it's important to focus on the process, such as accurate cutting and accurate piecing, and that the equipment used is a vital part of this process. Pauline also feels that when the proper tools are used correctly, making a quilt is easier and more enjoyable, and the quilters efforts are rewarded with a better result.
Experimenting with the numerous gadgets available in the marketplace, Pauline has acquired an in-depth knowledge of tools. When demonstrating her favourites at Quilt Shows she continually received requests to visit quilt groups to show them how to use the tools. With such demand the Gadget Queen demonstrations and Hands On Tool School were born.
In 2008, Pauline decided to return to travelling and teaching and now offers a range of workshops and presentations to quilt groups throughout Australia.
Each year her travels take her further around Australia allowing her to meet new quilters and share ideas that simplify the process of quilting for both new and experienced quilters.