Hilde Hoogwaerts started quilting in 1989 when living in Atlanta, USA.
She lived there for 3 years and then moved through 8 countries, across the world before, ultimately, returning home in the Netherlands in 2018.
Her last overseas posting was in Ghana where she challenged herself to only use the local African textiles in her work.
Hilde mainly patches and quilts her quilts on her own sewing machine. Smaller work is quilted by hand. She uses traditional patterns as well as designing her own. Hilde’s work has been featured in 2019 at the ‘Patchwork en Quiltdagen’ in Rijswijk, NL, and in Birmingham at the Quilt Festival, also in 2019. One of her Kaleidoscope designs is featured in Quiltmania no. 150. In 2023, some of her work will be on display at the Pour l’Amour du Fil in Nantes, France, and one of her quilts is shortlisted for the Quilt National ’23 in Ohio, USA.