Jenny Hermans
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  • South Africa
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I am a passionate quilter, teacher and certified quilt judge living in Cape Town South Africa. I am inspired by the majestic surroundings, colours, diversity, flora and fauna and history of my country.
How many quilts have you made?
close on 400
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
How long have you been a quilter?
since 1978 -
What is your favorite quilting technique?
machine piecing
Why do you quilt?
I LOve Love love everything to do with quilting - the challenges and choices, the companionship and sense of achievement in creating a thing of beauty, unique and comforting.
Do you have a website?
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Eggs at Easter

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 5:25am 0 Comments

Here are some photos of my collection of Easter eggs, chicks ducks and bunnies.

Enjoy looking at them!

Have a blessed weekend.

Easter Eggs

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 11:03am 2 Comments

It is the week before Easter - we have a family tradition of decorating eggs on Good Friday. I have a collection of over 200 eggs that I put on display: hen, duck, ostrich, dove, wooden, glass, stone and smocked etc. They are painted, carved, dyed, decoupaged, collage and embroidered - so a big variety! I even have some with patchwork... Ohio Stars and log cabins to to name a few. It is a fun activity and now I must go and blow some more eggs in preparation for painting. My husband is such…

National Quilt Day

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 7:26am 1 Comment

how lucky we are to have a special day for quilters!

Special wishes for my patchwork friends

May your cottons never shrink and your colours never bleed

May you have all the notions, needles and pins you need

May your collection of fabric be quite a big stash

So you can choose the value, texture and colours in a flash

May your scissors be sharp,…


time to put my foot on the pedal

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 4:42am 2 Comments

We have lovely weather here at the moment - it is very hot 38 degrees and a slight breeze. Our city is recovering from the biggest timed cycle race in the world held yesterday. The Argus Pick and Pay cycle tour covers 110km of the most picturesque roads around the peninsular of Cape Town. The riders take off from the city centre and go around Table Mountain and into the leafy suburbs and at a great pace, there are several hill climbs that sap the energy and once at the top of these the views…


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At 2:36pm on July 4, 2012, Adalene Ritter said…

Jenny!!! Surely if she caught the bulterfty was for embracing it and then realease it!!! They are wonderful loose, dancing in the air!!! Love them!!!!

At 1:28pm on March 19, 2012, Justina said…
Hi Jenny! I'm not in the least mysterious, just shy! As for pictures of my work, it's been a long time since I've completed anything and those have gone as gifts. I love to machine piece and hand quilt though I have a fairly new Bernina and am looking forward to trying my hand at machine quilting. As for colors, I'm very fond of purple but love any vibrant colors!
At 4:28pm on March 17, 2012, Jennifer Schifano Thomas said…

Thanks Jenny.  It's great to meet you.  I love connecting with other Jennifers.  The button dolly with the red hair is Pepper Mint  and the blonde is Belinda.

At 11:18am on March 15, 2012, Susan Bosshardt Sinks said…

Color catchers are some sort of washable paper treated with something that attracts dyes. The dyes that come out of the fabric go into the color catcher and not on your other fabrics. I really don't know how they work but they are great. If you are willing to give me your address in my in box, I would be happy to send you some! 

The fabric you have told me about sound beautiful. I will have to look it up on the internet.  

At 9:28pm on March 13, 2012, carla j walton said…

thank you for adding me as a friend jenny. i love this place. it's wonderful to get to see so much talent in one place. sort of like going to a quilt show in your PJ'S. :)

At 10:36am on March 12, 2012, Ida Misner said…

Thanks Jenny, it is also my favorite quilt. I so enjoyed making the New York Beauty.

At 4:02am on March 12, 2012, Cathy Stoffel-Koehm said…

Thank you for your encouragement, Jenny. It's been a tough 2 1/2 years since he left. Too much drama so I'm quilting again after a long absence. Moving from a 2200 sq ft home to a 700 sq ft apartment made me crazy with everything in storage. Decided I didn't care if the sewing consumed my apartment, I don't have much company anyway. One day I hope to be as accomplished as you are, it's my goal! It was a lovely day here in San Clement CA, .5 miles from the beach. I love that you're in South Africa and I'm in the US, in California. How awesome is that! Thanks again. Love, Cathy

At 12:03pm on March 7, 2012, Suzie Millis said…

I love the crochet blocks you shared with me!  I am left handed in many things as well. I would love to learn the crochet pattern. I am much better at watching than at reading a pattern! I love your quilts! THey are amazing! I am hoping to go to Africa one day, on a mission trip.. :)


At 12:25am on March 1, 2012, Mary Moore said…

How lovely to have a friend in South Africa.  It makes me wonder what happened to a lovely lady in my first quilt class back in the early 70's.  She was visiting the U.S. and disappointed us terribly by telling us the only lion she had ever seen was at a department store opening.  I will bore you later with lots of information about the tapestry project,and lots of photos.

At 11:44am on February 28, 2012, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Jenny~thanks for adding me as a friend!

I love your quilts!  You do such a wonderful job!  I'm in a dry spell right now and I can't seem to snap out of it.  You've been quilting for a long time; have you ever gone through times when you just couldn't quilt?


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