The design for the Towns and Trailblazers quilt grew from a desire to see more Australian inspired textile and quilt designs.

I have written the book in hope that perhaps it will reach a broader audience, many of the people most interested in these stories have little interest in making textile designs, but are drawn to the stories of unheralded women.

 Over the past 20 years, I (a.k.a. Dr Jennifer Heath) have worked in a couple of Australian Universities. My research skills assisted in bringing the untold stories here to life, with a very tangible connection to the past through the Towns and Trailblazers: Remembering Australian Women quilt.