Gretha was born and raised in the small farming community of Lichtenberg. In the 1960's the big city beckoned and she qualified as a fashion designer at a college in Pretoria, South Africa. Starting with an exclusive design studio, the business was soon built into a bigger design and manufacturing operation, focusing on the supply of exclusive cocktail and special occasion wear to boutiques across the country. The early 90's necessitated a change in product and together with her husband and son, she embarked on the manufacturing of steel and iron products.

A visit to the United States in early 2000 reintroduced Gretha to the world of quilting as well as the broad range of products available for the practicing this art form. Armed with renewed inspiration and inspired by a cold American winter, her first quilt was born. Back in South Africa, Gretha collaborates and also finds inspiration in dealing with four very special women. A big thanks goes to Cheryl Burmeister, Marie Pearcy, Mariette van der Merwe and Petro van Rooyen.

Gretha's natural design talent and ability to combine colour, texture and art with the quilt as her canvas has led to this one of a kind collection that can be seen on this site. Gretha has been married for 37 years, has three children and lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa.