The interview in the magazine: "Crafts Without Borders"! 10 years BeColourful obviously can't pass unnoticed.
What is "Crafts Without Borders"? "Crafts Without Borders" is a magazine* with a circulation of 9,000 copies and appears 6 times a year with articles on craft techniques where the textile predominates. The subjects can be from the Netherlands, the countries around us, but also worldwide. Tradition and history are the key. Objects and practices of earlier times can be very interesting sources for creating new contemporary textile crafts.
At 11.00 the interviewer Monique came to my house and started the two and a half hour conversation about 10 years BeColourful.
In those 10 years, a lot happened with BeColourful. In 2004, I was an unknown designer who placed her very hesitant steps into the quilting industry. I turned out to be the well-known quilter who I am now, teaching worldwide, belong in the top 5 of quilt designers in the world, had exhibitions around the world. I've had some great interviews and featured the covers of international magazines with my contemporary and colorful quilts.
The interview was also about the fabric collection that I'm designing for two leading fabric manufacturers in the USA, the fabric kits that we're offering for the BeColourful patterns and of course the success of the BeColourful pattern line which is specifically designed for the intermediate and advanced quilters all over the world. And there are some more exciting things to tell:
The BeColourful "coffee table book", which the American Quilters Society will be publishing this year and of course the request that we've got to get the Chinese quilt industry started. How great is that!No….. 10 years BeColourful really can't pass unnoticed.....
* In Dutch, the magazine is called: "Handwerken zonder Grenzen"