Chris Jurd lives in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney and has been quilting for over 30 years.
She started teaching others in the fine arts of this wonderful hobby 16 years ago, and has a busy schedule of classes throughout the year at various shops in Sydney and regional NSW.
She is on the faculty for New Zealand’s Quilt Symposium in Christchurch in 2017 and is currently Membership Secretary of QuiltNSW, Australia’s largest quilting guild.
Her work encompasses all styles with an emphasis on a strong colour palette and a preference at the moment for foundation piecing. Chris has been a regular contributor to Quilters Companion and has recorded two DVDs for the magazine.
As tour leader, she is taking an enthusiastic group of Aussie quilters to Houston this year.
She has been lucky enough to win several prizes over the years for her quilts including a 1st at the 2011 Sydney Quilt Show for her quilt “Lots of Dots”.
She is also a great advocate for machine quilting on a domestic machine.
Check her out at www.chrisquilts.blogspot.com