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!


13 opmerkingen:

  1. Dat moet zeker een heel inspirerend quiltweekje voor je zijn geweest, met het bezoek van Dawn (en allebei de cadeautje zijn zo superlief, zowel het naaldenboekje als het mini-quiltje van Dawn) en gisteren ook nog eens de Bloggersbee! Ook ik heb van beide dingen mogen genieten afgelopen week, en het was leuk om je gisteren weer eens gezien en gesproken te hebben. Eline's stars is zo mooi, en je andere quilt-in-wording wordt ook een plaatje.
    Groetjes van Ageeth

  2. Dat was zeker een topweek Phyllis, in het teken van quilts en vriendschap! Het was weer supergezellig gisteren!

  3. Super leuk om je nu ook gewoon eens in het echt gezien te hebben No longer passing ships in the night!

  4. Wat had je een leuke omslag gemaakt met die kleuren voor Dawn. En ik vond het ook leuk om je gisteren weer een keer te zien; je Jules wordt mooi !

  5. What a great day you shared with quilt bloggers!
    I treasure my needlebook, thank you. It was generous of you to spend time with me in Delft and The Hague - I treasure the memory.

  6. Ah Phyllis! It looks like an amazing and inspiring meeting with quilters.
    I bet you had a blast with Dawn- she is a sweetie!!

  7. Dat klinkt allemaal héél gezellig! Ik las idd al Dawn's blog, gaaf hoor. Kende je Dawn al lang? Ik vond de dag bij Dorry met Dawn ook geweldig. Bijzonder al die ontmoetingen en ontzettend mooie quilts.

  8. Rleuk je fotos van het bloggersbee dagje! En je dawn day lekker weekje!,,

  9. So glad you had the opportunity to hang out with Dawn and sharing such wonderful gifts. What an fantastic group and exceptional quilts.

  10. Both of your exchange projects are so adorable--how fun to meet up and do a trade! I think I would have had heart palpitations seeing all those wonderful quilts--so inspiring. It looks like a very talented group of ladies!

  11. Wat een geweldige dag heb je gehad. En helemaal top is het quiltje wat je gekregen hebt van Dawn.