16 september 2011

My first quilt exhibition visit in the Netherlands

Last Sunday I went to the Algemene Tentoonstelling of the Quiltersgilde. I have been a member of this guild for 10 years, but never attended this exhibition. September is the beginning of a new school year and I was always busy getting the kids back in school around this time of the year. Not the right moment to leave them alone and travel to the Netherlands.
Pieterskerk where exhibition was held
But this year nothing could stop me and off I went. First I took the train to Utrecht and my friend Astrid picked me up and we drove to Leiden.

our favorite quilt of the show
It was a fun day out, we saw lots of beautiful quilts and had a look around in the shopping area. There I met Françoise from the beautiful shop de Quilterij again.
But before I unpack my container, I have told myself not to buy any fabric. I was strong, only bought the greeting cards of the Quiltergilde.  Building a new kind of stash???

After the show we had a cup of fresh mint tea at one of the many bars. The weather was nice, so we sat outside. Both Astrid and I studied in Leiden and have good memories of our time living together as students. 

It was a special weekend, because all the monuments were open for the public. People in traditional costume and even this carriage pulled by horses past us by.

Next year we will definitely go again!!


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