I never heard of a Trunkshow, and I never had heard of Sue Daley (australian designer), but that didn't matter. There so much to learn and see about quilting.
Sue did a wonderful show-and-tell in the Quilterspalet in The Hague. Petra and Evy managed to get 30 chairs in the shop, quite amazing. THANKS!!! Sue uses the technique of English Paper Piecing for her quilts. You can do beautiful things with this technique, as you can see on the pictures.
I think Dieuwke and I loved her "Pie and Tarts" Quilts the best. It's a perfect way to get rid of your scraps.
Especially as she told us: "the scraps you don't like, make your quilt special". You know us quilters: we buy a piece of fabric, treasure it for some time, put in a drawer because it's so nice, so we won't use it, and after a few years we look at it, and say: How could I ever buy this ugly fabric. Well as Sue told us: That are the fabrics you need for your "pie and tarts" quilt.
The only other thing you need is lots of time, because it's all hand-pieced, and the pieces are rather small. But the advantage is you can take your English Paper Piecing everywhere, just put it in your handbag, and sew when you get a chance.
Another new project to start in 2010... well maybe.