Barbara is a native of Brisbane where she spent the first 30 years of her life. For the next thirty, she lived in Boston, where she completed her education in Nuclear Medicine Technology and then  Developmental English. She taught in the University of Massachusetts system at one of the Community Colleges where she held Professorships in both subjects while raising her two children.
In 1999, Nev reentered her life after a 44 year absence and they married the following year. In 2001, she retired from her position and they returned to Australia to live. Barbara was always interested in sewing and began quilting but quickly decided that if was the design process and not the quilting which maintained her interest. This lead to painting fabric for quilt panels which combined her love of fabric and colour and eventually to a rather unique form of fabric collage, which is executed using acrylic paints on cotton fabric. Some of Barbara's painting are shown on this page.

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