were to be found at the An Moonen lecture on the history of Dutch Quilts & Textiles yesterday. This wonderful lecture was a Victorian Quilt Study Group event organised by their Convener, Janet O’Dell. Without Janet this would not have happened, so Thank You, Janet.
After An’s talk we had a lovely afternoon tea and had the chance to chat with old and new friends, and the opportunity to look at some of Janet O’Dell’s beautiful old quilts
Unbeknownst to Janet this Crib quilt is actually a Antique Dutch quilt, not English as Janet believed. Whilst looking at it An found a small triangle of Indian Chintz which clearly marks it as Dutch. It was apparently illegal for the English to have Indian Chintz.
We also were asked to bring any quilts for either made from Dutch Chintz or inspired by the quilts in An’s book.
The above quilt is now at Margaret’s, who is now inspired with entirely different ideas of how she will quilt it.
During a quick chat with An, she insisted that I bind my quilt in the traditional manner, turning in both the front and back and stitching them together, almost with a ladder stitch, to compliment the work I’ve already done. That is going to be a new and challenging skill to learn.
I’ll be back soon with another post with photos of some show n tell from Kaye. It’s time for bed.