Last weekend the QuiltersPalet quiltstore in The Hague celebrated their 5th year anniversary. They celebrated in style, with lots of reductions etc. and they invited An Moonen, an authority on antique Dutch quilts to hold a talk about the history of Dutch quilts.
An, former curator of the Open Air Museum in Arnhem, wrote three books and lots of articles about the history of Dutch quilts and brought some antique Dutch quilts with her to show us. I loved listening to her (history was one of my favourite subjects in school anyway), she had so many interesting things to tell (and a great sense of humour!), I found it fascinating, I learned new things, historic facts not just about quilts, but also of other cultural facts and historic events.
Here is An, signing a copy of her latest book, A History of Dutch Quilts, for one of the attendees:
And below some of the antique quilts An brought to show us:
Needless to say, I had a great evening.We were surprised by Evy and Petra, they gave us a voucher for the amount we paid to attend the talk. Also, when you bought something (at wonderfully reduced prices) you were given this template (with the name of the QuiltersPalet engraved on it) with a pattern.
Thank you very much, ladies, I will use both with much pleasure!