Hi! I'm Claudia Ziersch - owner of Hands Gallery and an avid quilter and machine embroiderer. All the products in my store are handmade by either me or my colleagues.  My specialties are patchwork and quilts and machine embroidery.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything you would like to know and can’t find here. You can contact me in either English or German at claudia@handsgallery.de.

Read more about Claudia Ziersch and the products I create, find more information about the Hands Gallery artists' cooperative I founded in 2011 or read more about quilting, machine embroidery, free-motion embroidery, and textile art on the blog I post on the Hands Gallery page.

Are you looking for someone to make you a quilt, help you make your own quilt or for an embroidery service to personalize a textile product you already own? Take a look at some of my work in the photo gallery. If you are searching for a unique handmade textile gift, then visit my online shop on the Hands Gallery website.

Are you looking for a beginner's sewing course, a introduction to quilting or a class to learn more about free-motion machine embroidery? Then take a look at my courses or contact me directly at claudia@handsgallery.de. I am also willing to tutor you on a one-on-one basis - helping you through the steps needed to create and finish a quilt.

You can also follow me on Instagram or Facebook. And if you are interested in hearing more about what I am up to, subscribe to the Hands Gallery Newsletter for monthly updates.

My start in textiles is very typical - I can remember making my first embroidery at the age of 5.  It was on burlap and very big and not that pretty. But I was so happy to make it.  When I was ten years old my mom taught me to use the sewing machine by having me sew along lines she had drawn on paper. Then I started sewing clothes for my stuffed animals and Halloween costumes for myself.  Needless to say, I really enjoyed Home Economics at school when we had sewing. Later on when I was going to college I worked in a fabric store and in the costume department.  And so I continued to gather knowledge and experience bit by bit.

Today I am an active member in two different quilt groups here in Munich (The Samplers and the Munich Modern Quilt Guild) and a member of the Patchwork Gilde Deutschland. I have learned so much and come so far. But the joy I feel when I am working on a project or trying a new technique is still the same. Now I enjoy making quilts, patchwork and bags and doing machine embroidery or free-motion embroidery.
It thrills me to be able to use my skills to create a project for a customer or to teach others about sewing.

In case you were wondering, yes, I am American.  But I’ve been living in Germany for a very long time now.  
I opened the Hands Gallery artists' cooperative in Haidhausen, Munich, in March of 2011.  This is where you can usually find me – sewing, quilting, embroidering and organizing the store.

Since then I’ve been busy with the store and learning as much as I can about sewing, marketing, and more!  Here you can see some of the courses I’ve participated in:

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