A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Monday, 14 January 2013

A new year and new Inspiration

You've probably been overloaded with good wishes for 2013 and you can add mine to the bulk!
After a long and dark autumn (for me) it'll better be a GREAT year.
But you have to work on that: happiness doesn't always come floating by (is my experience).

I joined two Dutch quilters to talk about a meeting of Modern Dutch Quilters: a Sew Inn, we called it.
That was in October, if I remember correctly. We set up a meeting with more quilters for January.
We invited some quilters we'd met before and others whom we only knew through the internet.
Some were ill, some didn't respond.

We met in Leiden, 30 km south of Amsterdam, which was a bit of a drive for me: I left my house at 06.45 (on a Sunday morning!). It was worth it, though!

from left to right: Linda,  Muriël,  Ingrid, Mari (you can see her back), Eva-Marie.
Lotje was there too, but not in this picture
Ingrid, Linda, Muriël
Lotje and Mari holding Mari's AMH-voile quilt 
Muriël's Medallion quilt (from Bloomin' Workshop)
We all brought part of our libraries
Muriël's Value (+ Low Volume) quilt
Special thumbs of very creative people
(Mari & Linda)
In the spring we'll have another Sew Inn.
In the meantime, I think Eva-Marie has set up a Double Dutch Flickr page for us.
Now all I have to do is get into Flickr again as I haven't been able to do that for months; my daughter said she'd help me with that: GREAT!


  1. ohhh I saw someone elses photo's and thought, oh that looks like Betty..looks so much fun and well done for organising it... Happy 2013 to you too x

  2. I'm glad it was worth the drive -- it looks like fun!

  3. Looks like a great day, glad you had fun!

  4. Het was heel gezellig! Inderdaad veel inspiratie opgedaan. Dankjewel voor de veilige heen- en terugreis!

    Groetjes Ingrid. http://ingrid-handwerken.blogspot.nl/