Saturday, May 20, 2017

A special visit with Quilters from The Netherlands

On King's Day we visited the home of my Dutch blogging friend Yvonne van Rijn.
She lives in a beautiful historic home in Katwiijk and several months earlier she emailed to invite us to meet. I was so honored and excited for this opportunity!
We received a heartfelt Welcome!


Yvonne was a fabulous hostess, she served us a delicious Dutch meal and a special dessert to celebrate King's Day.

Yvonne also arranged for us to meet with her quilting Bee group.
We had a wonderful time getting to know each other!

Show & Tell was amazing - these talented women have been working on some very intricate quilts such as Dear Jane and a few other stunning quilt projects.






I can't thank Yvonne enough for opening her home and her heart to us! It was a magical evening of American and Dutch quilters sharing time together and quickly becoming friends! Truly the best evening of our trip!

Next week I will share about our final day in The Netherlands.
Another Fairytale of an adventure with the happiest of endings.

every quilt tells a story....

19 comments:

  1. how nice to be able to have a meeting between the two groups - that must have been so fun. From the Dutch blogs I read I find a lot do hand work is that what you have found too?

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  2. Thanks for sharing your trip through photos with us. Hugs

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  3. What fabulous quilts your Dutch friends have made...and so glad you had such a wonderful visit...
    thanks for sharing....hugs, Julierose

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  4. Yvonne is ever so kind, and she knows the word 'generous' like no other! I am so glad you were able to meet!!

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  5. I am blushing while reading your kind words. The pleasure of meeting you, Kyle and the rest of your amazing group was all mine. It was So much fun and we are still talking about it. Amazing.how quilter's can connect and bekomen friends in such a short time!

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  6. Wonderful time for both of you. WOW--those are some amazing quilts and quilters

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  7. Beautiful memories made with your new friends!

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  8. Wow...there were some fabulous quilts there. How wonderful to hook up with some of your cyber friends. This will be a trip to remember.

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  9. I have been looking forward to your post about meeting some of the Dutch quilters. I am assuming they spoke some English. I know many of the Dutch know English fairly well.

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  10. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of what looks like such a memorable adventure for you. A great idea to take some of your Dutch Treat blocks along and pair them up in perfect settings. Loved seeing all the Dear Janes and that sweet house quilt - two projects I am also in the slow process of doing.

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  11. Intricate indeed ! Each one is amazing. I had to smile at all of those houses :)

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  12. So much fabulous inspiration. Wow what a great group of talent!

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  13. I have to say this was one of the high points of our trip. The unfortunate part was that the time we were there went by way too quickly!

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  14. I enjoyed your post. How fun to be traveling and meeting new friends!

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  15. Sounds like a lovely evening. Those ladies shared some very pretty quilts.

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  16. What a wonderful way to connect with your Dutch friends! Love seeing their show and tell!!

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  17. I am so enjoying reading about your trip. It is almost like being there. Well, o.k., not quite!

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  18. what a beautiful show and tell and the visit ( and FOOD! :) sounds wonderful. You know if it is not about quilting the next best thing is the food.

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  19. How Exciting ! Have a WONDERFUL TRIP !!!! Can't wait to hear all about it .

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