Quilt-It Dotty, (Dorry van Osch) a quilt shop in Overloon Netherlands hosted me. Generous, gracious exceptional hostess!
She booked two full days of fun! The hexagon program we did Saturday we repeated with another group on Sunday. I am so thrilled with their interest in antique quilts.
This is a view from the kitchen door - looking through the French door window panes into the great room.
The quilts are laid out ready for the lecture and trunk show.
This room was later transformed into stitching space for the afternoon workshop.
Dorry's Shop, Quilt-It-Dotty is filled with wonderful fabrics and trims, gift items as well as women's clothing.
The shop is light and airy - a happy place to gather.
Attendees had so much fun shopping, we had to hurry to make the program - it was fun!
Sorry started everyone off with wonderful baking from the Aga and fresh coffee/tea.
Dorry set up beautiful seating all over her gardens. Quilts adorned the seating while fresh flowers were on the tables.
Large shade trees provided comfort from the noon sun. The weather was beautiful so lunch was served outside.
Delicious gourmet lunch was served with elderberry lemonade, tea and more baked goods!
I bought a few little extra pieces of antique chintz to share after ahttp://hesterpatchwork.blogspot.com/2017/10/hexagons.htmlhttp://hesterpatchwork.blogspot.com/2017/10/hexagons.htmlhttp://hesterpatchwork.blogspot.com/2017/10/hexagons.htmln online discussion about the "hand" or feel of 19th century chintz.
Always fun to share a little something extra.
Everyone got to see and feel the antique fabric.
The attendees were fun, attentive, curious and a joy to spend time with! I hope they enjoyed the days as much as I did.
I was so busy talking, I am glad others were able to take photos. This was the only group photo I got. (Hello Ladies!!)
Also thank you to the ladies who brought show and tell - amazing quilts!
You can read more about the events on these blogs:
Oh, Oh, Quilts! - Phyllis Blog: HERE
Me And My Needle - Ageeth's Blog: HERE
Workshop Prince - Betty's Blog: HERE
Quilt It & Dotty - Dorry Blog: HERE
Juud's Quilts - Blog: HERE
Quilt Things & Stuff - Marieke's Blog: HERE
Please let me know if I can add more links here!
Dorry will have many of her patterns converted to English soon! Including the medallion quilt in the picture. She has some family history on this Dutch treasure so stay tuned.
THANK YOU DORRY!!