Sylvia Kaptein

Loving colors and fabrics, even as a small child, I was always drawing and creating. Discovered quilt fabrics and fell in love with texture of fabrics and threads, using the prints for landscape quilts and clothing.

I started with my shop started at an early age, by working on commission making dolls, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and cross stitching. Having a quilt shop for 21,5 years, and even after closing the shop designing my own quilts, gave me the opportunity to try every technique possible.

After closing my shop in 2011, I still was teaching and making a lot of quilts, and wanted to do more.

BERNINA 'found' me in 2015, and asked me to use the B770QE: specially with patchwork and quilting. Early 2017 I've started working with the BERNINA Embroidery Software V8, and later with the Overlock 1300MDC - all to share tips and tricks on the BERNINA Blog.

Designing two mystery projects for the BERNINA Blog: Crazy Colors Mystery Quilt 2017 and Crazy Crystals Mystery Project 2018 for better use of the amount of decorative stitches, showed that many owners of sewing machines had fun to use their machine to the fullest.

I love writhing for the BERNINA Blog: there is so much more to discover with the BERNINA machines and software!