So much going on in quilt land at the moment, it is hard to keep up with blogging about it all.
But even if it is a few days later than some bloggers, I wanted to make a blogpost about this very special trunkshow. Why don’t you get yourself a cup of coffee or tea and take some time to look at all the beautiful antique quilts in this post.
A few days after I attended the Nantes quilt show there was the Australian Dutch Connection quilt show at the St. Joris church in Amersfoort. Organised by the ladies of the Petra Prins’and Nel Kooiman’s quiltshops (click and click) it promised to be a beautiful exhibition, we were certainly not disappointed.
The show was advertised not only on the websites of Petra’s and Nel’s shops, on Facebook, via flyers, via the local tourist agency, but also the local media paid attention to it, in case you missed this bit of journalism have a look (click), my favorite bit starts at 1.22 min…. ooooohhhhhh….. Judith (click) certainly shows how we all feel about our quilting passion 😊
I was one of the lucky ones to attend the trunkshow by Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman themselves, where they talked about and showed antique quilts from their private collections.
Let me share some of these beauties with you (here we go Marja 😊 (click) ! )
This was just part of what was waiting for us when we entered the room
Petra and Nel welcoming us
Petra decided to start things off with a stunner!
There were many more equally stunning quilts…..
Nel’s sweet basket quilt
As a contrast: her crazy quilt
Petra’s Seven Sisters quilt
Baptist fan quilting
Which was all the more special because the pattern went in opposite directions
So many “ oooooohhhhsss “ and “ aaaaaaahhhhhsss” in the room when Petra showed this beauty
If I remember correctly Petra said there were almost 29.000 pieces in this one…… can you imagine the lady who made this… without the help of all the notions, daylight lamps etc. that we have now?
Showing you this one….
Also for the quilting
I adored this one….. love a red and white quilt anyway and the way that this quilter had no problem at all with the pieces not all being the same size just warms my quilting heart, she just solved every problem she encountered right there and then …. I can just see she had such fun making this and every reason to be proud too, I think it is such a joyful quilt!
Simplicity with many fabrics is always a great combination
A very special hexagon quilt
Did I say ‘a very special hexagon quilt’?
Petra and Nel showed sooooo many beautiful quilts…..
The blue and white striped fabric of this one was very special, it looked and felt like seersucker fabric
On and on they went with the show…
This quilt has been made into a pattern/kit by Petra (click) with different but beautiful colors
Petra and Nel brought so many quilts with them, there was not even time to show them all
When Petra asked at the end of the show if there were any questions… there were none… because we were all left speechless…
All we could do was applaud and thank them both for showing us so many of their treasures.
Thank you again, ladies, this was very special!