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About me:

I’ll start by telling you that my name is pronounced “Gay-shuh” and I was born and raised in the Netherlands.

I discovered quilting in 1986 when I saw a Log Cabin Quilt in a Dutch magazine.

Having no experience with quilting whatsoever I dove straight in, asking friends and family for leftover fabrics from their sewing projects.

Making cardboard templates, drawing around it and sewing on the pencil line was a tedious task, but I was hooked nonetheless.

I took my first quilting class in 1989, and what an eye opener it was. We started with a sampler, learning more techniques with each added block.

Like most quilters in those days I started off with making a traditional quilt. But I soon discovered Dutch born artists: M.C. Escher and the like, and off I went in a whole new direction making quilts that had 3D and impossible designs to it, like Metropolitan, Imax, Exhibition and Knot in Flow Motion.

Geesje Baron

Box 82

St Claude MB

Canada

1.204.379.2979

conundrumquilts@gmail.com

In 1995 my husband and I and our four sons immigrated to Manitoba, Canada to start a dairy farm.

In that same year I co-founded the Morning Glory Quilters in Carman and and in 1999 started to teach quilting through the Golden Prairie Arts Council.

In addition to designing quilts for my own home, I have sold commissioned quilts and quilt patterns.

In 2008 Esther Vermeer and I started writing the book: 3D Folded Blocks. It was then published by the American Quilters Association in 2010. Projects from this book can be found here.

For the last 8 years I have been teaching quilting classes at Carellan Sewing Centre in Winnipeg. If you are interested in taking one of my classes you can check out their website.

Some of my classes are taught at Road 17N in Winkler, you can find more information here.

I also do custom machine quilting on my HQ-16 and domestic sewing machines, and have developed this Website to market custom-dyed and painted fabrics.

Although I’m still piecing and quilting, the last year or so my interest has shifted to free motion embroidery.

I am also the proud grandmother of six: two grandsons and four granddaughters.


Thank  you for listening,

Geesje.


Resume:

2015: Frosted Windowpane was juried in the HMQS show from May 7 - 9, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT, where it won an honourable mention ribbon.

2014: Frosted Windowpane was entered in the provincial juried art show in Holland MB in May 2014 and was then chosen to travel for five months to various art exhibits among them; Holland, Carman, Portage La Prairie, Morden and Winnipeg.

2010: Cubic Conundrum was juried in the Knoxville AQS Quilt Show, Knoxville, TN 2010.

2009: I entered Knot in Flow Motion, a Log Cabin quilt depicting a Celtic like design, in the 2009 Canadian Quilters’ Association National Juried Show and it won an Honourable Mention Rosette!

2006: I was honoured with a one-woman quilt show in Carman in November and December of 2006.

2004: Three of my quilts were entered in a provincial juried art show for the first time. Bless You My Homeland, Swirling Rapids and Spider’s Web in Morning Dew. Spider’s Web in Morning Dew won for my category, and was then chosen to travel for four months to various art exhibits among them; Holland, Carman, Portage La Prairie, Morden and for a month went on to hang in the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg.