Fabric > Designers > Zen Chic by Brigitte Heitland I was born in Germany, Black Forest, and grew up with my three siblings. We were a funny "gang" and my grandma sewed a lot of clothes for us children. I always sat down next to her old PFAFF and felt so comfortable. She once told me: When you are tall enough to get your feet down to the pedal, I'll teach you sewing too. Maybe this was one of the best things anyone could give to me. So I started sewing at the age of six and I hope I mustn't end before I die :-).
When I had to decide which profession or study to choose it had to be something creative and I decided for Interior Design. But more and more I was drawn to all the students in the room next to me acting with needles and thread and so I ended up as a student of Textile Design. In my mid age it happened that I stumbled in a bookstore about a wonderful pictured quilting book and was hooked at once. I had to try it my own and got hopelessly addicted to patchwork.