Well, I just returned from a great morning attending Marja’s (from the blog Sweet Home A La Marja, click) show and tell at Karen’s (click for her blog) bed and breakfast (click) and I thought I would share it with you straight away.
By now a yearly event at Karen’s, a Dutch quilter is invited to share her quilts and stories, a Dutch quiltstore is in attendance to make sure that once inspired by all we have seen we can make some purchases and do not leave empty handed and Karen herself (helped by some trainees) makes sure we are well catered for.
It was fun seeing some familiar faces, meeting new quilters and of course seeing all the beauties Marja brought with her.
The shop this time was the Quiltster (click) by Marcha, who was constantly too busy for me to be able to make a good picture, but I will make up for that in a later blogpost.
Now for the show and tell:
A colorful start
Small, but very special, made from her father’s old ties
A navy man
Some red, white and blue
Lots of colorful beauties
This was adorable, she appliqued her house and some of her own animals in the centre
A very special Dear Jane, with old and reproduction feed sack fabrics
Her version of the 1718 Coverlet
Beautiful old tops
And how about this one
And her version (still under construction) of the compass quilt owned by the Polak family shown at an exhibition in 2015 (click for my blogpost of my visit) , as the original, Marja’s version is a stunner
She not only showed us quilts and quilt tops, but also shared some of her large collection of old embroidery
And so-called ‘baafjes’ (a part of Dutch traditional costume)
I hope you enjoyed these pictures of a lovely morning, thank you to Marja, Karen, Betty, Marcha and Karen’s trainees J