Maaike Bakker

Bakker was born in The Netherlands, and as a child she was always busy with sewing, weaving, spinning. Later she studied textile techniques and art history at a teacher training college and at an art academy. In 1978 she created her first quilt. After a visit to Virginia and North Carolina in 1993, she became enthusiastic about paper piecing and foundation piecing. She has a studio/shop in an old farmhouse in The Netherlands.