dinsdag 28 februari 2017

Feathergirls Happy Scrappy Workshop at Quilt It and Dotty

Our first workshop, last Saturday. Yes, we (fellow Feathergirl Hubertine (click) and I) were a bit nervous, but also excited. Excited to see how we would do, which new people we would meet, would they enjoy what we had come up with for them, what would the atmosphere be like…

As it turned out we had nothing to worry about. With the organization of the day in the capable hands of the ‘hostess with the mostest’ Dorry (click ), her beautiful shop next door on the premises (there were so many ladies who wanted to attend Dorry was kind enough to open up her home for the workshop) and a lovely, fun and energetic group of quilters ready to do some serious scrap busting,  it was a fun filled day.

We were happy to share our idea’s, patterns and stories, the ladies present were happy to share their enthusiasm and their stories.

An impression….

Sweet James welcoming us

Some ladies had very special sewing machines

The labels on this case!

Time for some action!

A yummy lunch a.o. home made quiche, home made soup, and traditional regional sausage buns

As it happens it was the Carnival/Mardi Gras weekend and one of the floats of the local Carnival organisation was kept and later on wheeled out of storage at Dorry’s farm

Alaaf, Dorry!

Time to get back to work, Hubertine showing the big stitch quilting method

Before we leave some shopping at Dorry’s lovely quiltshop next door on the premises

Other blogposts about this day can be found - of course - at fellow Feathergirl Hubertine’s blog (click) and at the blog of one of our ladies at the workshop, Anja (click), it was great meeting you Anja, can’t wait to see what you will make.

Thank you so much to all of you (Feathergirl Hubertine, Dorry and our lovely attendees) for making this such a memorable day!


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


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!