On the pages of Creative BiTS, I’d like to show that patchwork and quilting is more than sewing together fabric patches. Creative design, as I understand it, means diving into shapes, colors and patterns, that often develop a life of their own in my quilts.
Thus, it’s no wonder that I continue to be fascinated by the infinite number of possilities when it comes to playing with all kinds of fabrics. New ideas seem to develop automatically.
This creates new challenges all the time – teaching, since 2005 creatively longarm quilting customer quilts and my own show quilts, designing patterns and coming up with my own quilting designs, and nobody knows what exciting things the future will bring…
In 2014, I have acepted the role as co-ordinator for Germany for the annual World Quilt Competition (WQC) by Mancuso Inc. and in this function, I enjoy being able to introduce more and more members of the highly talented German quilting community to the international quilt show scene .
At the end of of 2015, I have become a member of an amazing group of creative people, the team of Handi Quilter Ambassadors/Educator! I’m enjoying the creative cooperation with the Handi Quilter teams in the U.S.A. and in Germany, who allow me to voice and realize my ideas.
In the beginning of 2018 I joined the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), an association whose main objective is to further the art quilt and art quilters.
In March 2019, I accepted to become the current regional representative for the SAQA Europe & Middle East region.
I’d like to encourage you to join me in exploring my designs and the joy that patchwork and quilting as a creative and truly remarkable art form is instilling. Be warned, though: as many of you know, the quilting virus is a life-long affliction…