zondag 31 januari 2016

A lovely visit and the 5th annual Dutch Bloggers Bee

Two quilty highlights in a week, how lucky am I?!

It started with a visit from Dawn (click), we had a great day together. I was lucky enough to see the beautiful antique quilts (and various other antiques) she had brought with her to The Netherlands from up close after which we spend a few hours in Delft, read all about it on her blog (click).

When quilters meet (for the first time) it is a great opportunity for personal and handmade gifts,

my gift to Dawn was a needlebook with fabrics inspired by the colors of Delft blue pottery (since we were going to spend part of the day in Delft) , including a blue fabric with with tulips

and Dawn's gift to me, a gorgeous, colourful mini quilt with mini-mini (1/2”!) hexagons and an antique flannel backing from her own collection.

Thank you again Dawn, it was lovely meeting you in person and spending the day with you. I will treasure your gift, it is very precious to me!

And then Yvonne (click) kindly invited me to attend the 5th annual Dutch Bloggers Bee yesterday.
Seventeen quilters in a room, all working on wonderful projects, chatting, eating (potluck lunch, always fun) and having a great time!

Yvonne took great care of us with cake, homemade soup (yummm!), lots of tea and coffee and she gave us all a fun pattern for a mug sewing caddy.

And of course a show and tell:

Ageeth with her Mountmellick quilt

Debbie (hiding behind her quilt ;-)  )


It was a fun day with fun ladies!

Needless to say, I am really inspired by all the quilts (old and new), projects and quilters I saw and met this week, hopefully so are you by these pictures!