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ABOUT DI

Di Ford-Hall’s quilting career began in 1980 with her first patchwork class. In early 1982 she began working at “Primarily Patchwork” in Canterbury, Melbourne, one of the two quilt shops in Melbourne at that time. In a few months she was managing the shop, and, in August 1982 she purchased the business. For the next 24 years she was the owner/manager, teacher and designer of antique and classic quilts. She loved every aspect of the business particularly the teaching and personal contact with her customers. 

In those 24 years she taught approx 2000 students all the techniques required to make their own Classic American and English Style Quilts, which the shop specialized in. Many of her students went on to win prizes around the world for their quilts.

In 2010 she was invited to exhibit her quilts in Beijing. It was the first exhibit in Beijing of Western quilts. In 2013 her first book “Primarily Quilts, 19th Century Inspirations” was released in Nantes France by French Publishers Quiltmania and her second book, "Primarily Quilts 2, It's All About the Fabric," was released in 2017 by the same publisher.  As well as teaching in Australia, she has also taught in France, Holland, the US and the UK. She am currently 

In 2019 her quilts will be exhibited in the Great Hall of the Tokoyo Dome quilt show in Japan.

Her other interests are gardening, cooking and retail therapy of the fabric kind. Also precious to her are 4 gorgeous grandchildren along with 2 English Springer Spaniels and  majestic horses. 

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