woensdag 15 februari 2017

Show and Tell a la Marja

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


Phyllis



woensdag 8 februari 2017

A workshop with the Feathergirls

Yes, a workshop with the Feathergirls! 


A Happy Scrappy Feathergirls workshop, based on our last finishes, our scrapquilts (click).



February 25, at Quilt It and Dotty (click) , Hubertine (click) and I will be showing the quilts we made as Feathergirls with our beloved Featherweight machines and we will share with you our thoughts behind the Feathergirls projects.

Not only that, we will be busy, busy, busy with those scraps that you no doubt have stashed away in boxes, drawers, bags, where ever. It is a  w o r k  shop after all J .
Bring your scraps and your sewing machine (it does not have to be a Featherweight) and we will be give you tips, idea’s, patterns to make your own scrap quilt.




It is going to be such a fun day, no doubt Dorry will keep us very content with lots of yummy things from her AGA, while Hubertine and myself will keep you busy at your sewing machines!


For more information check the website of Quilt It and Dotty here (click)


Hope to see you there! 

Phyllis