Yesterday morning I left home early for my two hour drive (one of which in the pouring rain, with sometimes terrible visibility) to Petra Prins’shop in beautiful Zutphen for a workshop with Reiko Kato, designer and maker of beautiful Japanese applique quilts and smaller items.
I was certainly not the one who made the longest trip to be there: there were ladies from Belgium, Germany and even from Australia.
Time to start, Petra intruduces Reiko.
Oh, the pieces are so tiny! This is how far I got at the end of the workshop I am afraid ... but then I am always somewhat distracted during these events, great to see 'old' (not literally meant, ladies) quilting friends again!
And this is what it is supposed to become. Isn’t Reiko’s work beautiful? I love applique, this was my introduction to working with Japanese fabrics and color scheme’s.
Of course my day finished with shopping at Petra's shop, greatly helped by Gerda , when I could not choose which fabric to buy (sounds familiar?) simply said: "Why choose?" Enough said....
Enjoy your day!