About Brenda Gael Smith

Brenda Gael SmithI grew up in Warkworth, New Zealand and made my very first quilt in 1984. It was a glorious seersucker affair, made from factory offcuts, and provided instant warmth and a feeling of home in various student houses as I studied political science and law.

My next foray into quiltmaking was not until the turn of the century. Emerging from the fog of a protracted and demanding business transaction (I was a lawyer in another life), I decided to make a cot quilt for a friend’s baby. What serendipity! Patchwork, quilting and textiles have since developed into a compelling and rewarding avocation.

I design and create my contemporary textile art in my home studio at Copacabana on the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia.