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    Hi everyone, thought you might like to see pics of the quilt exhibition i visited in holland last week. Sorry some are a bit dark or fuzzy - I wasn't allowed to use flash. Some are from the mid 19th century and some modern, also some patchwork skirts made just after the second world war - this was reallt moving, they were made as a symbol of regrowth - taking the scraps of a wicked past and rebuilding them into a new future, I haven't explained that very well but i hope you get my drift!

    Here's a link to the museum's site http://www.friesmuseum.nl/index.php?id=2086 it's in Dutch but if you go right down bottom left and click on the word English!

    K x

    PS Also went to a fabric fair where i got some lovely bargains - especially lots of blue and whites which are typically Dutch! There's a pic in their somewhere! And yes I went a bit mad but fabric in France is REALLY expensive so I don't often get bargains like this!

    A sampler more modern - beautiful dresden plates!
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    More 19th century
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    Some 19th century quilts - made by a 14 year old
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    how tiny are these?!
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    the war memorial skirts...

    stainedglass window - HAVE to try this soon!
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    They are beautiful, those tiny hex's are exquisite. The first one Dresden plate is wonderful - of course you didn't touch any, did you!

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    the war memorial skirt closeup , very touching.

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    A modern quilt - the letters refer to the block name or picture but some are in dutch so DH had to translate for me!
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    This is made of old 'baafs' which is part of Dutch national dress and is like a bib for grown ups! The centre panel lifted up like a bib!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    They are beautiful, those tiny hex's are exquisite. The first one Dresden plate is wonderful - of course you didn't touch any, did you!
    Qui, moi? Jamais!!

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    still more

    A close up
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    a local textile art college project to make quilted collars - this was my favourite, you could use the idea around a quilt edge in place of prairie points.
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    tu rigole!

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    and finally - the 'fabric wall' leading into the exhibition (tried to pry some out but it was stuck on tight, dang it!!! :wink: )

    And lastly, my lovely bargains from a fabric fair!

    K x

    Yes I know it's a lot but I don't often find it this cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    tu rigole!
    toujours!

    K x

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    woooo - mega bargains - lucky you

    The war skirts are really special - are they owned privately or from a collection?

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    How beautiful! I love mini field trips! Thank you so much for sharing! :lol: :lol:

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    Thanks for sharing. I love seeing what quilters have done and are doing in other places. The war memorial skirts are touching. Be sure to let us see what you make with your bargains.

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    Wow -- beautiful stuff! Thanks for sharing. (And it doesn't look like you bought too much fabric to me :wink: )

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    Amazing!!! Especially those tiny hexagonals. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam S
    Be sure to let us see what you make with your bargains.
    will do pam, tho it may take a while! :wink: :D

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    woooo - mega bargains - lucky you

    The war skirts are really special - are they owned privately or from a collection?
    some where from the museum itself, one from another museum and a couple privately owned; They were amazing, all embroidered with names and dates of people who had died in the camps or fighting for the resistance.

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    of the 15 family members that were still in Germany at the beginning of the war and the progroms against the Jews, two of my family survived. the rest perished in various concentration camps. Thats why the memorial skirts were so touching.

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    Yes, I'd read some of the messages on them, very touching.

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    Great photos. I am often amazed at what people can make. Those hexagons are tiny--I can imagine a group of people sitting around putting them all together.

    I think the war memorial skirts are so very special. What a wonderful exhibit.

    Your fabric is beautiful too!

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    Oh how very wonderful to have gotten to "see" this exhibit. The skirts are very special indeed and the quilts, amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    K-thank you for sharing this amazing and very moving exhibit with us.

    I think your new stash additions are wonderful!!

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    Beautiful. I am amazed at the work they must have put into these quilts.

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    thank you for sharing, you broaden our lives. :D
    loved seeing all the quilts and my how tiny are those hexes WOW and the fabric wall...such a statement. Glad you were able to get some material! Is there a project in mind for that :D

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