Ilona Hartensveld

Hilde van Schaardenburg-Kübler

Art has always been prominently present in her life, as a natural companion on her path. An endless stream of ideas is continuously seeking its way towards a material expression. Being a versatile, creative person, she worked with many sorts of materials until eventually focusing on textile, paint and minerals. Her work is always an expression of the joy of life, joy and inspiration that comes from the myriad forms and colours in nature.
Her work embraces the following areas: as a textile artist & quilter she exhibits widely in Europe, USA and Australia and has won several prizes; she is a coach for the awakening of artistic talents; and as a certified quilt judge she has been trained to evaluate objectively the works of others. Finally, she gives introductory courses in creative stitching and in jurying and judging.

1954 Born in Stuttgart / Germany 
1973-1983 Professional nurse
1983- Married to Dirkjan van Schaardenburg
1985/1988 Son Bernard & daughter Swana
1997- Drawing & painting studies

Patchwork & quilting

2006-2008 Advanced course Quilting Special
Member of textile art groups
  Artfor12 & De-Uitdaging
2011- Founder and member of ArtQuiltFusion
2013 Certified Quilt Judge - The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles / Great Britain
2013-2016 Handi Quilter© Ambassador for The Cotton Patch / Great Britain

Member of the Textile Dyers Collective

2015- Member of the Dutch Hats Association
2017- Handi Quilter© Ambassador for Pinhole Quilting / Great Britain


Guest collections
2023 Quiltfestival Noord-Groningen / The Netherlands
2023 Patchwork & Quiltdagen, Rijswijk / The Netherlands
2022 The Gallery Whitehead, Northern Ireland / Great Britain
2022 Quiltfest, Suderburg / Germany
2022 NadelWelt, Karlsruhe / Germany


2018 European Patchwork Meeting / France
International Contest
Theme: In the course of the seasons
The human seasons
Handi Quilter award, best machine quilting
2015 The Festival of Quilts / Great Britain
Competition for 2 persons
Sandra Marcum & Hilde van Schaardenburg
Celestial Fireworks 
highly commended & judge’s choice
2014 Open European Quilt Championships / The Netherlands
The Threatened Swan
trophy for art & Aurifil award
2012 Open European Quilt Championships / The Netherlands
Hommage à Monet judge’s choice
2010 Quilt Competition Mechelen / Belgium
Deep blue 1st
2010 Open European Quilt Championships / The Netherlands
Nautilus best of show
Dress Creative for Congo 2nd
2009 European Patchwork Meeting / France
Nigeria grand prix du carrefour & prix Aurifil
2008 Quilt Study Centre & Museum, competition
Lincoln Nebraska / United States of America
Development finalist
2008 Open European Quilt Championships / The Netherlands
Longing for Paradise
trophy for colour & judge’s choice
2008 Patchwork & Quiltdagen, Rijswijk / The Netherlands
Champagne best of show
2008 Quilting Challenge, Bunbury / Australia
Buzz off, mate! highly commended
2007 European Quilt Championships / The Netherlands
Contrast 2nd advanced
2007 Quilting Challenge, Bunbury / Australia
Metamorphosis 1st

European Quilt Championships / The Netherlands
Time for something new 2nd novice




Magazine “Patchwork Professional” 01/2020
Interview “Mein Lieblingsquilt” / Germany

Teaching in Dutch, English & German
Introductory Course Jurying & judging
Master Class     I spy with my little eye
Webdesign: Bureau Heldertaal Update: September 2022