zaterdag 30 april 2011

Sacred threads

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters  who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.
"The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength."
I'm delighted that my quilt Ygdrassil has been accepted into the show!
After a mandala drawing lesson I was so inspired by the story, I decided to make a quilt instead of a drawing.
The tree of life with 6 of its worlds. 
In Norse mythology Yggdrasil is an immense fir tree that is central and considered very holy. The gods go to Yggdrasil daily to hold their courts. The branches of Yggdrasil extend far into the heavens, and the tree is supported by three roots that extend into wells. Creatures live within Yggdrasil, including the 4 stags, a squirrel named Ratatoskr who must run across the branches of Yggdrassil and communicate between the gods.


for more information about the show:

woensdag 27 april 2011


Wow! I have a lot going on!

The following pieces of art are currently in a show:
Butterfly garden, a summer coat, travelling in trunk C clothing, the Hofmann Challenge collection, USA until November 2011


Sunny orchard, a fruity quilt, Fruitteeltmuseum, Kapelle, Netherlands until January 2012



My miniature quilt Hurray for Freedom has been chosen for the travelling show Freedom-Liberté-Freiheit, starting in Birmingham, festival of quilts this August.


My quilt Ygdrassil has been chosen for the Sacred thread quilt show in Herndon, Virginia in the USA from June 22 until July 4


On May 15 is the Regionale Kunstdag in Rotterdam, Novotel Brainpark.
There will be 60 artists each showing two pieces of their art, mainly paintings, some sculpture.
I will be showing 2 coats. One brand new! sneak peek:


From June 2 until June 5 four of my coats will be on show in Kasteel Cannenburch, Vaassen bij Apeldoorn
in the quiltshow Quilts van Goeden Huyse.

woensdag 6 april 2011

With love ..... from Holland

This time I want to show you my coat 'With love....... from Holland'
I have been working at schools for secondary education for 32 years now.
Always at so-called 'black'schools, with pupils from foreign countries, whose parents came to the Netherlands to work here. These people were expected to go back to their own countries, by our government anyway.
Of course that didn't happen, and now they're part of our society.
As a matter of fact they are as Dutch as I am!
In this coat I used portraits, symbols and attributes belonging to the different ethnic groups.
They're  the new Dutch  symbols!

Dutch girl

Chinese grandma

Turkish girl

Hindu boy

Jewish girl

Creole girl from Surinam