This is me, John, Head Pixie at Quilt Fairies, Baylys Beach. I am originally from Denmark, but for the last 15 years a permanent resident of New Zealand. Three years ago I "found" patchwork and quilting, - and have now become completely hooked on quilting.
I quickly moved into making quite large quilts for friends and family - but found it difficult to quilt those big quilts on a domestic sewing machine. After some serious thinking and a lot of research we imported an A1 Long-arm Quilt Machine in Feb. 2007, and open our Quilt Studio, Quilt Fairies at Baylys Beach.
My partner, Darwin, Designer and Computer Pixie, who has a background in Science, and a great eye for visual composition and designs, helps with design and computer support. Darwin is also a great amateur ceramic artist.
In this picture I am working on my sister's quilt. Quilt wise I am interested in strong visual patterns and designs, tessellations and symmetry. ( I am a great fan of Ricky Tims and Jinny Beyer). Last year I was so privileged to participate in a 5 day quilt retreat in La Veta, Colorado, at Ricky Tims' Quilt Studio. At his quilt retreat I learnt so many new exciting techniques and methods that I am still working on putting them into good use.