The quilts at the Quilts in the Barn exhibition are always a draw card, but the other bonus of visiting is the people, and spending three days there meant I met lots of lovely people!!
Mary and Joe Koval visited again, bringing some beautiful quilts, fabrics, blocks and tops, along with their funny stories, antique quilt knowledge and delightful company.
An Moonen and Petra Prins were to be the other special guests this year, but unfortunately health and family issues prevented them coming. However Petra did send many of the quilts from her latest book, Promenade in a Dutch Garden for us to hang and display. It was so exciting to see the “real thing” having viewed them in her stunning book.
So many people introduced themselves as readers of this blog, which was just lovely! I don’t get many comments on my posts so it was extra special that these peeps took the time to say hello and tell me how much they enjoy reading each entry…..so Thank You to each and every one of you – you made my weekend!!
There was a little bag envy, with this amazing one from Richelle….
Dianne stopped by to show us all the quilt she has made from one of Petra’s kits, called “Trip Around Friesland“….
Mia, a family friend of Linda’s, called in with her beautifully knitted and crocheted doilies….
You remember I said yesterday that I “worked” on the weekend? Well this was my view……
Yes, not only was I surrounded by beautiful quilts, had amazing books and bags that really sold themselves, I also got to see the gorgeous and very funny Leonie from Quilted Crow Girls fame, and the tempting wares she had for sale….Someone had to do it!!!……
It’s currently available with prints or with wools, with an antique background and, of course, the patterns. But in talking with Leonie the suggestion came up that quilters with
a substantial an established fabric library might be interested in just the antique background and the patterns. What do you think? I’m all for it and will be signing up if that option comes about. For more information, or especially to let the Girls know that you’re interested in this last option, contact The Quilted Crow Girls at the link above. There is also the sweetest story to accompany each mail out; chapter one has me desperate to know more already!!