Norwegian quilt designer, born oct 2, 1968. Lives in the small town of Steinkjer, in the middle of Norway, have a husband and 4 kids (3 daughters (22, 20, 14 yrs) and 1 son (11 yrs).
An architect by education, and worked many years as an architect both in public planning and house construction, before devoting full time work to the quilt designing business in 2011. Northern Quilts started in 2002, when I began designing quilts. Northern Quilts expanded to be a quilt shop business also, and are now one of Norway’s best known web shops.
Wenche (pronounced “Venk-a” with a small V like you would say “Vector”) have designed a lot of quilt patterns and stitchery patterns for the Scandinavian market. Her patterns have been published in a been published in the Norwegian, Swedish and Danish quilt magazines, European QuiltMania, American Patchwork & Quilting and Australian Homespun. In 2013 she began designing fabrics.
I’m inspired by Nordic nature and traditions of course, and I try to combine the fun & cute with more graphic shapes. To make a quilt is all about having fun, and if my designs can bring a smile to your face, I have succeeded!