1954 born in Stuttgart / Germany
1973-1983 professional nurse
1983 marriage to Dirkjan van Schaardenburg
2002 patchwork & quilting
2011 founder and member of ArtQuiltFusion
2013 certified quilt judge / Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles
Art has always been prominently present in my life, as a natural companion on my path. An endless stream of ideas is continuously seeking its way towards a material expression. Being a versatile, creative person, I have worked with many sorts of materials until eventually focusing on textile, paint and minerals. My work is always an expression of the joy of life, joy and inspiration that comes from the myriad forms and colours in nature.
My work embraces the following areas: as a textile artist & quilter I exhibit widely in Europe and have won several prizes; I am a coach for the awakening of artistic talents; and as a certified quilt judge I have been trained to evaluate objectively the works of others. Finally, I give introductory courses in creative stitching and in jurying and judging.