A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Exhibition = inspiration, part Deux

As promised more photographs of beautiful and inspiring quilts as I hope they will inspire you, too.

The above quilt of thimbles or tiny tumblers is made by Supergoof. She does all her patchwork and quilting by hand. Her whole website and all her quilts are inspiring. Have a look!

This one was made by Wietske Kluck: each block is about 0,5 cm or 0.2".
A little more detail, though slightly blurred, below.
She makes stunning work with a very high dosage of originality.

These were made by Marijke Snijders-Witte (she doesn't blog). I thought this quilt was fantastic! Original! The idea is simple (always in retrospect) and the effect is stunning. Can you hear the cows? Or smell them?
I love this.
Below in detail.

The next 4 are made by Marijke Snijders-Witte, too.
Kaffe Fasset's fabrics nearly all are loud, and this quilt certainly is that too. It is softened by stripes of other fabric sewn over it. Now a kind of lattice appears.
Very original and absolutely beautiful.

See what I mean with lattice?

I couldn't get my head around this one (below).
I can see blocks, but no other pattern.
Just blurs of colours.
Like a watercolour paining.

This one (below) is called FIRE
For obvious reasons.

Now three miniquilts made by quiltgroup De Uitdaging (=The Challenge).
I've seen this somewhere before ...

Love this one (below); great idea and superbly done.

Any corn farmer would love this one too.
As do I.

Now onto quilting men. A minority in quilt world but some men do make the most stunning work!
A lot of geometric shapes, but also a lot of other stuff.
All of the below quilts were made by Arnout Cosman. If you live in Europe you might have heard of him. He has a wonderful website, with lots of details about quilt shops all over Europe. (winkels=shops).
Say you're on holiday in France. You can look quilt shops up on his website, really cool!
Or perhaps some of you use QuiltAssistant? He made it.

Here he is, quilting away. He seemed a bit shy. But I suppose it is somewhat awkward, sitting amidst your quilts and all these woman drooling over them.
Perhaps he's just not into PR?
I love his work!

Like this one: when we embraced the EURO, we abolished our guilder (gulden). 
We did have some really cool designs on our bank notes. Arnout Cosman incorperated these in this quilt.

Doesn't this one remind you of a famous Dutch painter?

A labyrinth, with a butterfly.
Did you see the butterfly on one of the other geometric quilts?

I also love the lady on the left, looking at his work in awe ...

Really great if you've had the patience for these 18 pictures.
Tomorrow I'd like to show you what else we did in Amsterdam.
And about the latest buzz in my country at the moment: with temperatures below zero now for nearly two weeks, all ice skaters are getting really excited about the Elfstedentocht.
Till tomorrow.


  1. I love, love, love that first quilt by Arnout Cosman - thank you for introducing his work to me!

  2. I've loved seeing all these, thanks for sharing them! I think it's encouraged me to break out a bit more :o)

  3. Oh my gosh those are all amazing, I've never heard of Arnout Cosman so thank you for sharing about him, off to google I go!

  4. That little quilt with the tan coloured statue that has great texture, is The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_of_the_North

    Love your blog and the quilts are so inspiring!

  5. Zoekend kwam ik op je blog. Het is mijn quilt Met open armen n.a.v. het thema "Schat van een stad" van de Art quiltgroep De-Uitdaging. Leuk dat je het op je blog hebt gemeld. Voor meer info zie www.marjostoeckart.blogspot.com Surging on the internet I came on your blog. It was With open arms My quilt for De-Uitdaging theme Darling of a city. Nice to see my quilt on your blog. For more info see www.marjostoeckart.blogspot.com