‘Since 1986 I have been involved in patchwork and quilting, at the time as a hobby alongside my full-time job as an executive secretary. When my husband started his own company in 2007, I started to work alongside him and I got more time for my hobby. In 2009 I was appointed as a board member of the Dutch Quiltersgilde.
First as secretary and from 2012 as chairman, a position that I hold with great pleasure and enthusiasm. The Quiltersgilde was founded in 1983 and currently has around 10,000 members. Every quarter the association magazine Quiltnieuws is published. In addition, the association organizes all kinds of activities for members in the field of patchwork and quilting.’