Friday, 30 May 2014

Quilt exhibition Appeltern, May 29, 2014

Yesterday I visited the quiltexhibition of the Dutch Quilters Guild in the Gardens of Appeltern. The theme of the show is "Garden Happiness" 
Despite the disappointing weather, there were a lot of visitors. Many of them came especially to see the quilts. 

My quilt "Rose" is hanging in the entrance building. Unfortunately the room is quite dark, so it's hard to take good pictures of the quils. I got to talk to some visitors who were admiring my quilt and I explained to them how I had made my quilt. It is so much fun to talk with colleague quilters!

Me and my quilt Rose at Appeltern
Rose at Appeltern show

There are beautiful quilts to be seen, I show you some pictures below. Many are traditional quilts, but there are also some modern and a few art quilts.  

Rita Dijkstra: Dahlia. So beautiful! 
Made with tiny bits of fabric. 

Rita Dijkstra: Dahlia (detail).
Hannie de Beer: Zomerweelde
(Summer wealth). 
A beautiful combination of techniques.

Hannie de Beer: Zomerweelde (Summer wealth)

Rose-Anne de Haan: Fladderend (Fluttering).
Made in Susan Carlson style.

Lia Meiborg: Hemelse tuin (Heavenly garden), 
very nice art quilt. 

Lia Meiborg: Hemelse tuin (Heavenly garden) (detail)

Marijke van Welzen (Art2wear):
Critters' garden party
Marijke van Welzen (Art2wear): Critters' garden party (detail)

Very surprising I thought were the outdoor quilts, I've never thought about making a weather resistant quilt before. 

Else Brandt, title unknown. Outdoor quilt. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Exhibition Appeltern May 29 - June 1

This weekend, from Thursday to Sunday, in the Gardens of Appeltern will be held a quilt exhibition by the Dutch Quilters Guild. Theme is "Garden Happiness". 
My miniature quilt "Rose" will also be exhibited. The weather will be beautiful, so it's an ideal trip to enjoy the gardens and quilts. 

Voor de Nederlandse en Vlaamse lezers: 
Komend weekend, van donderdag tot en met zondag, wordt in de Tuinen van Appeltern (aan de Maas) een quilttentoonstelling gehouden door het Quiltersgilde. Thema is "Tuingeluk". 
Mijn miniatuurquilt "Roos" zal daar ook te zien zijn. 
Komt allen, het wordt prachtig weer. Ideaal om van de tuinen en de quilts te genieten!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Exhibition Veldhoven, May 2014

Beginning of May, I visited the Expo Veldhoven, a quilt show with guest collections of many international artists. I saw so many beautiful quilts, but in particular I liked those of Ferret (UK), Sophie Furbeyre (France) and Heidi Stegehuis (the Netherlands). Here are some pictures.


Sophie Furbeyre: 

Heidi Stegehuis: 

Update Granny quilt

Update on previous post: 
My Granny quilt will not be at the exhibition in Arnhem, because the applicationform got somehow lost in the mail and arrived 2,5 weeks late! The selection had already taken place, so bad luck for me. 

A hard lesson learned: allways check if your important mail has arrived at the addressee. 

Meanwhile I will keep on working on the quilt. The top is almost finished, then the quilting begins!