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Superior Stars: Janneke de Vries

Posted: 3 April 2015 at 6 a.m.

We are excited to highlight Janneke de Vries’ beautiful 1st Place Art-Abstract, Large Houston International Quilt winning quilt, Hurricane.

Hurricane is a vibrant, colorful, and emotional quilt that took Janneke 2,100 hours to complete! To put that into perspective, that amounts to 87.5 days.  Phileas Fogg went around the world in less time that it took for Janneke to create this fantastic, work of art.


Janneke describes her quilt in her own words: 

“I hope that viewers can feel the emotional force of a hurricane in the quilt. It took a lot of work to make sure the colors were in harmony and achieved the right balance and contrast.  I’m often asked if my quilts are painted, but I never use paint in my quilts.  My favorite part about Hurricane is the waves and the colors in combination with the wrinkled fabric.”

Janneke’s gorgeous and powerful Hurricane was completed with the use of Rainbows, Tiara Silk, Metallic, MonoPoly, and Living Colors

We are thankful Janneke allowed us to share her beautiful and inspiring work.  Her final word of advice to quilters is to always find pleasure in quilting.  To see more of Janneke’s pieces, including Poor and Rich, visit her website

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  • 1. Debbie C. (03 April 2015 at 7:39 a.m.)

    This is awesome. What an amazing talent that God has given her. I would love to see it in person. I'm sure the intricacy is outstanding. Well done!!

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