The Quilthouse story
Welcome to my store-house. Store-house? I live in a cottage-like house built inside one half of a store, overlooking a beautiful banana plantation.
I have a lovely, sunny workroom in the other half of the store and this is where I love to spend many happy hours sewing and quilting.
We can sit right here on the veranda and enjoy some fresh fruit, while I tell you the story of my quilts.
I love fabrics, art and sewing, especially by hand.
Using all the gained experience, I started my first quilt, by hand. My first grandchild was on her way and I wanted to make a special quilt for her cot. I knew nothing about quilting, except that I like it, but that did not stop me. I used my favorite pattern, Granny’s Flower Garden, and started out in 1987.
I used all kinds of interesting scrap fabrics, which was special to me and had a sentimental place in my heart. Some from favorite dresses and some that I have collected over the years.
Soon the baby was due and I was far from finished with her quilt… The baby came and became a toddler and I realized, she will not need a cot quilt any more. So I kept working on her quilt. Before you know it, she was about to get married and I decided it was time to finish this ‘cot’ quilt. I worked diligently on this quilt, for 18 years and what started out as a cot quilt, ended up as a wedding gift!
Granny's flower garden
Some 10 years later we moved to a new town and I was terribly unhappy. I heard about a quilting workshop and decided to attend. This was great therapy for me and I made two beautiful little scatter cushions. This was my first introduction to the real quilting world…
Oh my, look at the time. You must be thirsty by now. Lets go inside for a cup of tea…
Well, for the next few years I only worked on the cot quilt until we moved, yet again. In the new house I started on my first, full size, machine assembled quilt, in the log cabin pattern. I started quilting it by hand, but then my husband surprised me with a quilting machine.
Now I was completely hooked… I joined various workshops and quilting became my therapeutic hobby.
Soon I started presenting my own workshops and doing meander pattern quilting for my friends and now there is no end to my quilting.
I love quilting so much that I have made quilts for my home, my children’s homes, my friends' homes and now I even have heirlooms available for you.