Hi, I am Claudia from Germany
"First time I made a quilt was during my study of social work in the end of the 80s.
"Sometimes it is only the pleasure of sewing, trying a pattern or using a beautiful fabric bundle. And sometimes a memory, a feeling, a conversation…. are the beginning of an idea which develops into a new quilt. I like simple patterns, straight lines, clear structures, simple shapes and a good challenge, but also I like to try new techniques or materials.
Images: Tuscany Village
"The passion for quilting came over the time. I have a longarm quilting machine since 2010 and also offer longarm service for my customers.
"My first try of Oakshott fabrics was 2016, the quilt Tuscany Village. A bundle of Ruby Reds brought back memories of a journey to Italy with its small villages. It won several prizes in quilt competitions in Europe and the USA.
"The fine sheen of the Oakshott fabrics and the colourplay makes these fabrics so special.
"Bubble Dreams (2016) was made with a flow of circles of Angelina Fibres and Glitter yarn.
"I created Marble Track using Colourshott scraps for the MQX Quilt Festival New England 2018 challenge: Dotties for MQX.
"Blues Star (2019) plays with Lakes blues.
"The inspiration for this quilt was the print on an old fabric from the 70s - hence its name Inspired by the 70s (2018).