Hi, my name is Hilde Hoogwaerts-Cayman, I am Dutch, 50 years old, married with 2 kids who have left home a couple of years ago.
My husband's job takes us around the world and for the past 23 years we have been living in Rotterdam, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Genoa, Barcelona, Singapore and Saigon.
After a short stay of 1,5 year in The Hague, Holland, I moved to São Paulo, Brazil, our latest posting. This is where I now set up a new life.
In Atlanta I became infected with the quilter’s virus and I have been making quilts ever since. In Singapore, a dear friend introduced me to box making and together we started giving workshops. Under the name of "Geckoboxes" I continued doing so after I moved to Saigon. I hope to continue these workshops in box making and to find more quilters after I have set up my home in São Paulo by the end of 2010.
I am also a trained physical therapist and give chair massages based on the Japanese acupressure.