Visit to Veldhoven
Saturday the second of May my friend and I visited the European Quilts Championship Exhibition in Veldhoven the Netherlands. It was a welcome break after two week of working solidly. We enjoyed the exhibition very much but were dissappointed at the way the quilts were displayed; some of them were so high up that after a few hours you ended up with a sore neck plus one could not see any of the details on any of the quilts, not even those hanging lower down. A great pity since a lot of the quilters must have gone through a lot of trouble and effort to give their quilts that little extra. Taking photo's was another problem. We did but unfortunately most of them were rather blurred. You could buy a DVD of the entire exhibition but I prefer taking my own photo's. At the cost of 12Euro's entrance fee I at least like to see the quilts in detail and not on a DVD. I did leave a comment on the site of the organisers and hopefully next year their display will be a bit kinder to the visitors. Otherwise it was a great exhibition with some outstanding quilts and off course lots of shops. Shop till you drop was the message :-))
For those that would like to see the winning quilts you can go to the following site
I bought two books that will help me (I hope) with future landscape quilts that I have planned.
The quilt "King Solomon's Magical Carpet" won a price of merit and was made by my friend Shulamit
A photo of Christiane (no blogger) and myself at the stand of McKenna Ryan she was demonstrating some of her newer selection blocks. Lovely works
Glad to be back blogging, till next time,
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