2016 update about An!
After the publication of the book A HISTORY OF
DUTCH QUILTS in 2008, An delivered more than 30
lectures on this subject in The Netherlands and
The launch of the English translation of the
book took place in Houston, Texas in November
2010, where An gave lectures, as well during the
big annual event of the QUILT INC. organized by
Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant. These two
ladies have supported An from 1991 until today
and An is very grateful for their backing.
Following a couple of years health related
challenges, An began to give special lectures at
her home in Westervoort. She receives groups up
to 15 people and delivers an intimate lecture
where she shows her treasures; a collection of
about 30 antique Dutch quilts from 1650-1950.
She is planning to continue these local lectures
for the near future in order to reduce potential
damage to the fragile quilts caused by traveling
around the lecture circuit. The elderly quilts
are much more comfortable in their own living