Tamsin Harvey grew up around sewing and fabric as a result of a family-owned business. Sewing has been part of her life since an early age. It was not until later, however, that her quilting journey began by chance when she was visiting a close relative who was a hand quilter with a large collection of quilts. Amazed by these quilts, Tamsin started to quilt by machine and has been addicted ever since.
In 2007, Tamsin and her mother, Sue, purchased Berrima Patchwork, a quilting and fabric store in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. Because of demand in the store, she started to design her own patterns and teach workshops.
She is the designer and owner of the pattern company Berrima Design. Her designs have appeared in several Australian patchwork magazines, including Quilter’s Companion, Australian Homespun, and Down Under Quilts.
Tamsin’s other passion (when time permits) is traveling to exotic and historic countries, which inspire her quilting designs. Tamsin lives in the Southern Highlands, an hour and a half southwest of Sydney, with her two Maine Coon feline "quilting consultants," Phoenix and Indiana.