Janneke Hoekstra's Profile
I was born in in Amsterdam as the 2nd of 3 sisters. A quiet child, always reading or sewing cothes for my dolls on my great grandmother's Singer "hand and feet" sewingmachine. She, my great grandmother used to make beautiful clothes and hats. She died 95 years old! I inherited my love for sewing and the old sewing machine which is in my attic, waiting for my granddaughter who also likes to sew.
After a burn-out in my teaching career I started gardening and designing quilts seriously. These things worked like a therapy for me and gave me lots of joy and peace of mind.
I have had 4 exhibitions in which most of the quilts were sold. One quilt was bought by the Mennonite Heritage Gallery in Winnipeg, Canada and has traveled all over the world in an exhibition. It was also published in a book “In God’s Image”.
For my first quilt I…
- Born on August 30
- Joined January 25, 2009