My first quiltteacher was Greetje Hein.
She learned me how to quilt at Hobby Time in Zeewolde.
After several classes I was seriously hooked.
I went to Quilten Speciaal 14, a 2-year artquiltclass where I got lessons from
* Jette Clover,
* Els van Baarle,
* Cherilyn Martin and others.
What I learned was that I like to work in my own way.
Teachers and other artist can off course inspire, but I have to go my own way. If I don't, I get unhappy.
This is my endpiece for these classes. It is called "Love is strong as death".
After these classes I had masterclasses from:
* Marijke van Welzen (using collage to make a coat)
* Roxanne Evans- Stout (mixed media)
I had work on exhibitions:
* In Den Bosch, Dalfsen, Alkmaar en Deventer (as part of the end-exhibition from QS 14)
* At the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham
I really hope to get more changes to show my work!
I became volunteer for our National Quilters Guild, to organize quiltingdays in my region, AND I blogged for their website. I did that a couple of years, and since 2020 I went from there to a volunteerjob as member of the board for Quiltfestival Noord Groningen and the National Quilt Collection.
I blog, sometimes about quilting, sometimes about other stuff.
You can find my blog here: http://hildawessels.blogspot.com