Monday, June 05, 2006
Talking Double Dutch
Oh Poooo - I'm really kicking myself - I've been to our monthly Quilt Talk Group meeting this evening to listen to Ineke Berlyn give her talk "Double Dutch" and I forgot to take my camera so can't show you any of her awesome work. The dratted blogger won't let me sneak a picture of the front cover of her up and coming book either so I'm thwarted at every turn - drat! Maybe if you put her name into Amazon you'll get a picture on this link: http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/071348974X.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg - who knows about the vagaries of computers grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!
She's a dutch lady who married an English rugby player over 25 years ago and settled here so that made me prick up ny ears for starters. Her opening gambit was that she hardly saw her husband sober in their first few meetings which raised lots of laughs and broke the ice.
We were treated to an impromptu fashion show during the talk as she explained about dutch national costumes and proceeded to dress up in them whilst showing us examples of her work.
She has developed from traditional quilts through traditionally constructed quilts with contemporary designs right up to the most exquisite wall hangings made from crystal organze and fine tulle which had an ethereal quality and were truly beautiful
I came home really inspired to 'have a go' and play!
I've stitched and halved all of my bullseye base blocks and stitched them back together ready to cut and swap again to make the final blocks - this is such a quick and fun way to make a quilt