I’ll start by telling you that my name is pronounced “Gay-
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.
St Claude MB
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-
In addition to designing quilts for my own home, I have sold commissioned quilts and quilt patterns.
For the last 7 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.
I also do custom machine quilting on my HQ-
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 five: two grandsons and three granddaughters.
Thank you for listening,
2014: Frosted Windowpane was entered in the provincial juried art show in Holland 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.
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-
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.