maandag 14 juli 2014

Feathergirls update, a bee is born and a Summer Fair

Several things to talk about in this blogpost:
First an update of the second Feathergirls quilt I am working on, remember the Ohio Stars? Well I made a few more, here they all are:

Head over to fellow Feathergirl Hubertine (click) to have a look at her progress on her second Feathergirl quilt.
Then on to something completely different:
Over a year ago I received an email from an English quilter who had moved to The Hague, had seen my blog and asked me if I knew any English speaking quilters in The Hague. I suggested we meet, we exchanged details and it turned out Emma lived in my area, only a 5 minutes’ walk from my house. Since then Emma and I meet regularly for a chat and to quilt.
Two months ago I went on holiday and on the plane to Houston I met Tanja who is Dutch but who had moved to Houston over 20 years ago. Talking to each other we found out she lived near our hotel so we met for lunch one day, with the husbands.
She told me she had a Dutch friend Agatha, who had lived in Houston for years, but had moved back to The Hague and was also a quilter. She gave me her details and back from holiday I got in touch with Agatha…… and guess what…. she lives a few doors away from Emma!

Agatha regularly meets with another quilter, Marleen, who lives around the corner from her… turns out we all live within walking distance of each other!
So last week I invited the ladies around to my house. We enjoyed it so much it will become a regular fixture in our agenda’s: a bee is born!


And then last Saturday there was the Summer Fair of De Quilthoeve. As usual, everything looked perfect! And the weather gods were kind. I spent a few wonderful hours there looking at all the booths with fabrics, cross stitch projects, brocante, jewelry, cakes etc. and meeting with other quilters.
Here is an impression

I guess for many of you it will be time to go on vacation now, we already had ours, so we are staying at home this summer, but for those of you who are still going: have a great time everyone!







15 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat leuk weer al die ontmoetingen door onze hobby en dan ontstaat er zo maar een Bee! Heerlijk om met elkaar te delen. Je Featherweight project gaat lekker, prachtige blokken!

  2. Wat ben je al ver!!! Je ohio's zien er heel kleurrijk uit!! Ben benieuwd wat er verder bijkomt! Leuk je nieuwe "buurtjes"!

  3. Wat een leuk verhaal over die onverwachte ontmoetingen. Het lijkt me een gezellige bee te zijn!
    De Ohio Stars zien er heel mooi uit. Dit gaat een geweldige quilt worden!

  4. Had ik ze maar op loopafstand, zulke leuke quiltsters! Geniet ervan, misschien kom ik wel eens bij jou buurten met een werkje...

  5. Wat gezellig zo veel quilters in de buurt. En zo'n repeterend blok blijft mooi voor een quilt.

  6. Echt prachtig, je Ohio Star-blokken zo bij elkaar! En wat leuk, dat er zoveel quilters in jouw omgeving wonen en dat er zelfs een heuse Bee wordt opgericht! Ben benieuwd naar het verslag van de 1e bijeenkomst.
    Groetjes van Ageeth

  7. its so nice that you have other people to quilt with. Makes it more fun!

  8. Wat leuk dat je quiltsters op loopafstand hebt gevonden. En dan samen een Bee vormen is zo gezellig. Veel plezier samen.

  9. Mooie blokken! Wat grappig om zooo dicht bij elkaar te wonen, gezellig!

  10. Love your blocks!!! So beautiful!!! It DID look like a beautiful time and weather!!

  11. Great work on your stars! So special to be made on your wonderful machine. Love the story about your new Bee.:)

  12. Wat een mooie sterren en wat toevallig dat je op kleine afstand een aantal dames hebt wonen die ook quilten. Erg leuk dat jullie nu samen een bee hebben.

  13. Erg leuk dat je een groep quilters zo dichtbij kent. Ik vind het eigenlijk heel bijzonder dat je deze dames zo ontmoet heb, vind je niet?
    Ook fijne zomer thuis verder hoor. Je sterren zijn mooi, het blijft een mooi patroon.

  14. How fun for all of you. It turns out that I met Emma last year when in the Netherlands and now we correspond rather regularly. I will see her again this summer when I'm there, staying with Carolyn Dijkerman in the Hague. How small the world is!

  15. It's so amazing the instant connection we have with other quilters! I have recently moved and found another quilter at our new church. I plan to join a guild, and of course, blogging has brought me in contact with many quilters. It is so much fun to meet them after getting acquainted by blogging!


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