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Modern quilting

Hi there! My name is Irene from Sugaridoo. I love to design and create bright happy modern quilts. Working with fabrics gives me so much joy!

For as long as I can remember I’ve been making things and doing all kinds of crafts: crochet, knitting, origami, making friendship bracelets, cross stitching, drawing, and probably more. My mom taught me everything she knew as my grandma thought my mom.

I studied mechanical engineering, and that technical background is probably why I love to draw on graph paper so much. I love lines and all things geometric. That’s why I started to focus more and more on quilting. Drawing lines and turning them into a beautiful modern quilt is just magic!

In 2016 I decided to say goodby to my job as a engineer in the offshore industry and started working on my business Sugaridoo full time. Such a great decision! Sharing my love for quilting through my patterns and YouTube videos is what I love to do most.

At the moment I’m exploring free motion quilting, improv quilting and working with lots of colors. My favourite technique is foundation paper piecing. It’s such a fun technique with endless opportunities. So it was no surprise that my first book, the Sugaridoo Sampler, was filled with paper piecing patterns.

I’m quilting on a BERNINA 770 QE. A machine that is awesome in helping me turn all my ideas in to real quilts!

You can follow my quilty adventures on

Op naar nieuwe quilt avonturen

Hallo allemaal! Afgelopen jaren heb ik al veel (quilt)projecten mogen delen hier op de BERNINA blog. Tijdens de eerste Sugaridoo […]