Trudi started patchwork and quilting in 1989. She got her first table top frame in 2007, and her long arm arrived in 2014. Since then, she has quilted for fabric designers, manufacturers, distributors, and authors, as well as many customers. She has had her quilt designs published in magazines, taught patchwork and quilting, and continues to teach Free Motion Quilting on domestic sewing machines.
In 2022 one of her quilts won 2nd place in the Traditional category of Festival of Quilts, Europe's largest quilt show .