Monday, April 8, 2019


So far my call for joining us in Leiden and Baarle Nassau in May 2020 rendered approx. 40 positive answers. Members from all over Europe wrote to me they want to participate and send in work.
This is very hopefull. I will be in touch again by email around Summertime to remind everyone and check whether those 40 members are still planning to send in work.
Remember: deadline to send in images is October 1, 2019.
The jury will select and their deadline / decision day is December 1, 2019.
Stay positive and stay in the loop !!

your SDA EU rep

Friday, February 1, 2019

Just finished the application form and the guidelines for those SDA EU members who want to participate in the upcoming exhibitions I am organising on their behalf. We will be showing in two different places, art galleries, in Leiden and in Baarle Nassau. Partly concurring with the textiel festival May 2020.

Time line:
Sending application form plus digital images before October 1, 2019.
Selection date: December 1, 2019
On show:
in Leiden from May 2 till May 31 2020
in Baarle Nassau from May 2 till June 21 2020
All artworks need to be delivered in Baarle Nassau in week 17 (20 - 24 April 2020)

So the first official step is set.
Now hopefully I will get positive replies from the SDA EU members
For those who are reading this post and not yet a SDA member...
Pls check the main website or send me an email @ or
stay connected !!!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

As from Today - November 11 I - your SDA rep for Europe - will be posting again on my SDA EU blog. There has been a long silence since nothing has been organised until now.
In May a small group of approx. 20 members came to my studio in Tilburg to meet and greet and make plans for a new conference and for 2 exhibitions for SDA members only concurrent with the Textiel Festival in Leiden (May 2020).
For more information regarding the Festival check their website
And i will keep you posted regarding our plans for 2020.
SO pls follow me and check regularly. There is more to come!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Surface Design Conference:

Well, next week Thursday June 6, this conference starts in (hopefully) sunny San Antonio (USA).
Sadly to say only very few international (oversea) members signed up (9 in total) which I feel is very disappointing. What to say... I myself am flying next Monday via Houston to San Antonio arriving late afternoon. On wednesday I am taking the fiber tour, visiting 2 musea and Jane Dunnewold's studio. We will be treated to some couleur locale during on the following link to see where we are going..     

The conference days will be filled with meetings, visiting exhibitions (my favourite part), a trunkshow and a vendors' market, but also demonstrations and lectures. I am really looking forward to be part of this.

After the conference I am taking a 2-day E-textiles workshop with Lynne Bruning. This is very exciting as well. A good idea maybe to invite Lynne to come to Tilburg and teach the same overhere.

I will try to post images and reports while attending, but also on my facebook page.
So pls keep an eye out for more news!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Upcoming Events

Well, the idea and intention to enter more and regular posts was good, except that I now notice I completely failed to do so for almost a year. Mostly due to personal circumstances I must admit.
So I will not promiss to become a regular blogger anymore.

My personal circumstances changed dramatically last December:
my husband passed away and I am sort of picking up the pieces right now after a year of struggling and fighting. I do hope I am forgiven. So far my personal news - now back to more pleasant news:

On 20 and 21 April this event will take place in Essen Belgium. There will be exhibitions, a few workshops and a vendor market.
15 suppliers will attend and offer materials and books related to (art)quilting, felting and mixed media.
Zijdelings will take part as well, and Gil De Vloo will be demonstrating for me that weekend.
For more information about the various activities pls check

Also coming up, the 17th international Surface Design Conference, this time held in San Antonio (Texas/USA) from June 6 - 9 2013. This event is for members only and will include various very interesting lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, a fashion show and also a vendor fair plus members'trunk show.

Before and after this conference several workshops are being held as well. For the full programme and info regarding membership pls check and visit the SDA website

Being the EU representative I already entered my registration for the conference, the fiber study tour and one of the post conference workshops. Flight and hotel are also booked. SO - San Antonio here I come....are you joining me?? I do hope to see more Europeans than last time.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Upcoming (inter)national textile related events

My apologies first for not entering new messages and sharing information sooner. I realise I am not a social media fan by heart but I will try to write more often.  I want to inform you about the following textile events:

* on 16 & 17 March the "Textiel Plus Kunstdagen" are being held in Deventer.There will be a suppliers market where a.o. Zijdelings will have a booth selling materials.
On my stand there will be various demonstrations by Annette Jeukens (SDAmember) on Friday, and
on Saturday Gil De Vloo (from Belgium) will show and tell about completely different topics. For information regarding the event pls go to

* on March 30 - April 1 the  SDA - SAQA joint conference "Identity: Context & Reflection" will be held in Philadelphia (USA). Unfortunately I will not be able to attend this one myself.
For more information pls visit the SDA website and check under conferences where you will find all relevant details. Let me know if you are going and pls send me a report and some images to share with your fellow members here in Europe.

* on 22-26 August Chunghie Lee is organizing her "Korean Bojagi Forum". Chunghie taught a wonderful BOJAGI class at my studio in 2010. She is following her dream and holding a special BOJAGI conference in South Korea. If you are interested to participate and for more information pls check

Monday, January 2, 2012

Season Greetings

I want to wish everybody a warm New Year with lots of happines, good health and of course creativity. Right before the year ended Leesa Hubbell placed a report - written by Mirjam Pet - of the SDA EU conference which took place last October.

If you are interested to read her story pls follow this link

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