Nan and Huub van der Kolk promptly visited and immediately bought 93-04, my personal favourite. I was overjoyed, my first quilt sold!
|93-04: First quilt ever sold!|
I think I was left with the feeling of what now...! I started dabbling with more designs and made more wallhangings. I loved playing with all this colour... I also starting incorporating beadwork which I bought from street vendors to give the quilts a true South African feeling. My friend Jayne McComb insisted on taking two quilts 93-13 & 93-18 to the USA as she was going to attend a quilt show in Ontario, California. Yes, there is an Ontario in the States.... She showed these two quilts at the Show and Tell and was promptly awarded a Special Award for the two pieces. Jayne sold the two quilts before returning home..... This was the very first ribbon which I won for a quilt(s)!
|93-17 First realistic quilt and first commission|
And then it was 1994.............