I have been designing and making stuff all my my life. After an eventful career in exhibition and graphic design in London, it took a move to sunny Perth in Western Australia to reconnect with my childhood love of sewing! Now like every other self respecting patchworker I am shamefully distracted by pretty fabric & I have more fabric then anyone actually ever needs!

I try to juggle running a business with running a family. I have three understanding daughters and one relatively understanding husband. They all allow me to disappear to far flung corners of the globe pursuing my other great love of teaching and passing on my skills and knowledge to fellow creative types. 

My collection of appliqué quilt and cushion patterns under my label Claire Turpin Design is ever expanding and are sold globally through Creative Abundance. 

There are bigger and more exciting things on the horizon . . . but can't quite spill the beans yet!

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