vrijdag 27 februari 2015

Caro's oude quilts / Caro's old quilts

Vind je het leuk om ze te zien kom dan op zondag 3 mei a.s. naar Wietske in Den Bosch. If you like to see my quilts, maybe I see you on Sunday the 3th of Mai at Wietske's Quiltshop in Den Bosch.


maandag 16 februari 2015

Guess who is 50 now?

It's Rob...... just a small celebration in the Louwman Museum in The Hague.
Suprise from Seattle.

Rob and his brother Thom

Mariette (sister), Thom and Rob; all over 50s now.

with his mum .....

zondag 1 februari 2015

Bloggersbee in Katwijk

Yvonne invited me for her bloggersbee to show me some of my antique quilts. Well of course I wanted to do that for Yvonne (she is such a sweet lady, and as well is her husband Alex, who helped me to get everything out of the car.)

After lunch 19 girls were waiting, which gave me that nice nervous feeling. Would they like my quilts and story.  I took 15 of my old quilts with me, dated from 1880 - 1954.

Thanks Mariƫlle, you made great pictures of me and my quilts.
And I loved your"randje en kantje'. Very orginal and inspiring.
I just love of old quilts and give those old quilts a home were they are treasured and taking care of.

My collection is a mix of old quilts, quilttops  and blocks. Some quilttops I just finished, knowing nothing about who made it. Some of my quilttops have a history like the Grace Quilt and the Sunbonnet Sue.

I turned old antique orphan blocks into new quilts, and they turned out lovely, there are so many possibilities and ideas. E-bay is wonderful place to buy these blocks, and really sometimes you can buy these blocks just for a couple dollars. I'm always thinking would the lady,  that orginally started this block or quilttop but couldn't finish for some reason, look down at me, and would she be happy to see her blocks finished. I believe so.

A special thanks to my dear friend Marne in Seattle, she's my 'personal shopper', and found some lovely blocks and tops during the church sale. And I have to blame her for it as well, six years ago I was with her and Ronda on a quiltshow in Monroe and there I found my first antique quilttop: a logcabin  from the thirties made from feedsack. But without her I couldn't do it.

And I must say I feel very flattered (and happy) all those girls making pictures of my quilts and writing lovely things on blogs and facebooks. Thank you so much, it means lot to me.

Yvonne: http://stitchinbitch-yvonne.blogspot.nl/2015/01/de-4e-bloggersbee.html#links
Ageeth: http://me-and-my-needle.blogspot.nl/2015/02/de-bloggers-bee-in-katwijk.html
Patricia: http://quiltsathome.blogspot.nl/2015/02/show-tell-van-caroline.html
Judith: http://juudsquilts.blogspot.nl/2015/02/bloggersbee.html
Carina: http://tuinpatchcarina.blogspot.nl/2015/02/bloggersbee-nr-4-en-story-of-grace-en.html
Lida: http://lidakunkeler.blogspot.nl/2015/02/oud-en-prachtig.html

Lieve meiden, hartelijk dank voor alle leuke blogberichtjes. Ik word er verlegen van. Mocht ik nog een link vergeten zijn, mail het alsjeblieft. Ik geniet van jullie foto's. En ja Judith, ik vind het hartstikke leuk om mijn quilts te laten zien, dus mensen neem vooral contact op. Zie mijn emailadres onderaan het bericht.

Picture made by Yvonne

Picture made by Yvonne

Picture made by Yvonne.

Feel free to contact me about my quilts for a show-and-tell at your home or shop. caroline.dijkerman@gmail.com


...... for grannies birthday, butterflies from Edyta. Still two months to finish this little quilt. She is having her 89th birthday on Sunday 22 of march. Finished number 10 yesterday, still 10 to go. 

Quilt fun on friday morning

What do quilt girls do if they are having or had a hard time.

Of course .....  you go out for fabric shopping.

We (Emma and me)  had a splendid morning in the Quilthoeve in Naaldwijk.

 We are looking forward to the Steampunk Workshop on the 14th of March.

I love this dogs, Emma bought me this book with the pattern  as a birthday present. Just have to wait till the 21th of march. Then I'm celebrating my birthday with a quiltbee.
Friday morning

And of course the selfie
The loot of quilt morning shopping

woensdag 21 januari 2015

Meet Edyta Sitar

Just a regular wednesday evening!!! But not at the Quilterspalet in The Hague.

From the USA was there Edyta Sitar, designer of fabrics for Moda, and making beautiful quilts and patterns, she owns her own company Laundry Baskets. Together with her husband she showed us several quilts and told her secrets ; ). Thanks Evy and Petra.

About Edyta
Edyta’s love for fabric began at a very young age- when she used her mother’s drapes to create her first fabric project!
Fortunately, for all of us, Edyta's mother recognized her passion for fabric and thus began her journey with fabric and sewing.
One of Edyta’s biggest blessings is her marriage to husband, Michael. She not only fell in love- she was introduced to a Sitar family tradition of quilting by her mother-in-law, Carol, and grandmother-in-law, Anna.

maandag 19 januari 2015

For the fifth time: Featherweight Day

Maybe you get bored with pictures of feather weights and food ..... well I think the feather weight is great.

Again a lovely day at Atelier Bep.
And a very special on it's the fifth meeting of the Featherweight Club.

Thank you Bep and Gerard for your great hospitality!!!!

Getting up very early on sunday morning 7 am, brr brr. But the weather forecast wasn't looking to good: wet snow, rain, more rain, snow. But what can stop a quilter from going to the Feather Weight Day? Maybe a hurricane.

It was a lonely sunday morningdrive over the high way: 1h40 minutes, the only other drivers were probably going to Bep as well.

It was really cozy, in her big kitchen, close to the stove, all those machines making nice noises...... and of course there was Francine (our technical expert) to help us with little problems. Like me, putting my needle the wrong way into the machine ; ).

I haven't finished my little project yet, but it's almost done. Most of the time I'm too busy chatting, walking around in her little shop and drinking tea with carrot-cake.

4. Featherweight Day: januar 2014 (with Diana and Dieuwke)
3.Featherweight Day: august 2014 (Dieuwkes birthday)
2. Featherweight Day: mei 2013 (with Marne)
1. Featherweight Day: june 2012 (Paco just died)