Sewing classes in high school? I hated them. Same for drawing or any other crafts. No art school for me. Instead, I studied archaeology but landed in the world of business. Archaeology continued to inspire me, and remained a focal point for my vacation travel destinations. In 1991, my business work took me to Israel for two years, which was a wonderful experience that allowed me to combine all my interests.
My best friend there introduced me to quilting during pleasant evenings, with baked potatoes or Baileys-infused coffee. The first handmade lap quilt kindled a love for these techniques and was the beginning of an exciting journey of self-development. In 2011, I obtained the official British City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate for Patchwork and Quilting. When one of my quilts was selected for the renowned contest of the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in France, it felt like a wonderful achievement, confirming that I was on the right track.
Today, I live in a small village in Belgium, surrounded by fields and fruit trees. I still work full time, but since my creative side has come to full bloom, I have finally followed my dream to start my own little company on the side – I want to share my love for quilts with the world.