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Jacqueline de Jonge

Genre: Quilting

Jacqueline de Jonge

My quilting life began in 1978 when I saw a magazine picture of a Log Cabin-pattern quilt. Right away I had to try my hand at this fascinating work – my sister still has the resulting pink Log Cabin. Since then I have taught myself and tried over the years to reach a level of perfection, not to show off, but because I love the beauty I can achieve through my designs. My goal is to inspire quilters all over the world with beauty and color.I have always been creative, but quilting has hooked me. To be able to work well at something you love is a miracle and a gift from God.

My quilts have been displayed worldwide and have won international awards. They are based on traditional designs but with a contemporary and colorful twist. In 2004 at the encouragement of my father I entered the Open European Quilt Championship and won the Color Trophy. Since that year I have lectured and conducted workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Interviews have been published in several magazines and newspapers, and in 2011 I was profiled and featured on the Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson online Quilt Show. I’m also a fabric designer for Anthology/Windham fabrics.

I think my passion for quilting helps make me an encouraging and personable teacher. I love to share my enthusiasm for my designs with others and to bring them to a different and higher level where they can find their own artistic skills. I also show my students that quilts that may seem difficult in a picture are actually not that hard after all.

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www.becolourful.com

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