Thursday, September 04, 2008

Passing on the comfort

A few weeks after our vacation I read that there was a little quilt show in Friesland. The quilts which were shown are from the book: 'Passing on the comfort'. I've read the book a few years ago. I knew that the quilts were travelling through the US. What I didn't knew that they were back in the Netherlands. As soon as I read it I told my DH that we are going for a weekend to Friesland.

The book is very impressive and so was the little show in Friesland. It's the story behind the quilts what makes them so outstanding!








We love Friesland. It's our favorite part of The Netherlands. The countryside is so beautiful. I love seeing the beautiful churches in the small villages.



Behind the dike at the left hand is the Waddenzee. Look how peaceful. If you enlarge the picture you can see a typical old Dutch style boat.








I had to capture our wonderful weekend in a quilt. I was inspired the most by the beautiful log cabin quilt I saw. So I grabbed my ruler, fabrics, nice music on en started cutting, sewing and singing....


To be continue :-)


Lucy

21 comments:

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

I look forward to the continue...and I want to read this book. Beautiful pictures from your country!

LaDiabolik said...

Looking forward too.

cdnj said...

Beautiful quilts. The sentiment and caring behind the quilts is amazing. I love that such rotten times can bring out such good in people.

I too got to see the quilts and read the stories behind them. It was quite a moving display.

Janet said...

Hi Lucy, It is a very inspiring exibit! I got to see it here in Canada but I'd sure like to come to Friesland and see it again. :)

Lynn Dykstra said...

I will order this book for my mother--she says she would often come home to find her favorite dresses missing--her mother sent them in packages to the Netherlands after the war. They did not have much to spare, but it was sent anyway.

Bizarre Quilter said...

I would love to hear the story about one of the quilts you photographed.
Thank you for sharing.

niki said...

What fabulous quilts and the countryside is lovely. I've just become enamored with log cabin quilts and can hardly wait to see how yours progresses.

Hanne said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos - both quilts and scenery :-)

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, what beautiful photos of Friesland. And the quilts...looks like they were displayed so beautifully. Looking forward to seeing your quilt!!

Judy said...

Wow Lucy those are just spectacular~! The patterns and colors are so lovely, and the scenery is also fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Lea said...

Oh, Those quilts are breathtaking!
I saw this book on Amazon several years ago and wonder how good is it.
I just finished read an antique quilt story book in Japanese. I might share this book in my blog in near the future. *S*

Marilyn R said...

I'm looking forward to seeing that log cabin quilt! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Jacqui's Quilts said...

So neat you got to see the show of those quilts Lucy! I have that book and read it from cover to cover a few years ago. Would love to see the quilts in person! And, would really love to come to Friesland to see them :-).

Jacqui in Canada

Karen said...

Wonderful quilts and Friesland is beautiful. I look forward to part two.

Suzie said...

Thnaks for the beautiful pictures! I'm really looking foward to your next post, Log Cabin quilts are always so cosy, so wonderful!

BrendaS said...

Hi Lucy: That exhibit travelled all over North American and came to my hometown a few years back. There were also gift cards produced with it by Mennonite Central Committee. Send me your snail mail address and I'll send you one. /Brenda in Winnipeg, MB

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I would have loved to see those quilts in person!

La Tea Dah said...

Friesland is awesome! Very beautiful!

I thought of you this week-end while at the Oregon coast. Especially when we passed a huge truck filled with logs. I thought "Oh, Lucy would love this" and I missed you!

LaTeaDah

PS: I took a picture of a motorhome just like the one you rented so I could show it to you! It's still in my camera, but I will send it along soon!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Thank you Lucy for telling us about this very moving story. I have put the book on my 'wish list' for Christmas. Your log cabin quilt is just beautiful.

Sue said...

How cool! My gr-grandfather, John Simon Vellenga was born in Friesland. I'm glad I got to see your pictures of where he came from.

Heidi said...

Did I miss this show in Friesland Lucy? I am going to try and look it up and see if it has ended as I would enjoy seeing it and we are up there each weekend. It sounds like you had a really wonderful weekend there. And now I can already see the fruits of that weekend in your other blog entry. Wonderful!

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi