Monday, May 11, 2009

Lovely Gifts From Inge, Beautiful Miniature Quilts

For over a year my dear friend Inge from The Netherlands and I have been planning to meet at the Paducah Quilt Show in 2009. The anticipation of our meeting for the second time was really enjoyable but our meeting in Paducah was fantastic. We spent many hours of quality time together and enjoyed looking at the glorious quilts and shopped till we dropped. We also took three classes together which was really fun. Inge gave me some very lovely gifts. Above is an up close photo of some lovely unique threads I have never seen before in the market. The two top and bottom one was created by Kates Kloths In the UK, click on her name to go to her website. The third one down from the top was called Imitation Silk Embroidery Thread Made in London by De Haviland Embroidery. I was disappointed that I could not find their website. It is very soft and shiny floss and I really look forward to stitching with it. I also received some lovely silk dupioni fabrics, lovely ribbons and a Peacock charm. Lovely Lovely.

Inge also gave me some lovely greeting cards created from winning quilts from her friends in The Netherlands. I also received some wonderful strong beading threads, Italian applique threads, and a couple of wool felt kits. I received my first very pretty " Inches" but they are really 2 Inches. Pretty neat. I have never made "Inches" but Inge's will received my first ones soon. VBG
Above is photo of a daisy beaded seam treatment that Inge taught me while at Paducah in her room in between our hectic schedule. Thanks Inge I really enjoyed our two beading sessions together.
The above Crazy Quilt is called, "Dreaming Hearts" by Michiko Yoshida, Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan. When all the Yo-Yos were joined, Michiko's Heart filled with Happiness. She loved using delicate embroidery and attaching ribbons and beads. She also hand quilted this CQ. This is an extremely lovely Crazy Quilt and the photos does not do it justice.

Here is an up close photo of some of the lovely laces and buttons and beads used in this wonderful created Crazy Quilt.

This is another up close photo of the detail of this lovely Crazy Quilt.

This miniature quilt is called, A study In Silk Ribbon Embroidery and was created by Katy Conde of Aurora Colorado. I feel this SRI is truly lovely. Thank you Inge for traveling all the way from The Netherlands to come and meet me at Paducah. I treasured every minute we spent together.
I would like to thank all my wonderful and kind visitors for stopping by to visit my blog. Greatly appreciated. I hope you all enjoyed seeing more of the lovely quilts we saw at Paducah.


Cathy K said...

What a great post, Judy! Loved all your goodies and am so glad you got to spend time with Inge again. The SRE quilt is beautiful, as is the heart one. Wow, so much to feast the eyes on! Hugs, Cathy

Heather said...

Judy, it sounds like you had some wonderful quality time with your friend Inge... the gift she gave you has some lovely goodies... the two quilts you have shown are indeed unique and very inspiring. Hugs..

Inge said...

Goodmorning my dearest Judy!!
What a wonderfull time we had in Paducah!!! I treasure every moment we spent together, it was certainly quality time!!! Glad you liked all the goodies!!!Have a great day, love, Inge

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Cathy, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your wonderful comment for me to read. Yup, I love all my goodies too. I agree those quilts are incredible beautiful. Hugs Judy

Hello Heather, Yes, I really enjoyed my time with Inge and truly treasure all the goodies she bought for me. Oh, How I wish I could create a CQ like thoses. Hugs Judy

Hello Inge, Thanks for leaving your lovely comment. I will always treasure Paducah 2009. And thanks again for all those wonderful goodies. I love them all. Hugs Judy

Genie said...

Hi Judy
great to hear from you, glad you had a great time away,
Hugs from Jean

Maureen said...

You must have had a lovely time with your friend and her gifts to you look lovely, it really is good when you can meet your crafting friends.

Art4Sol said...

Oh, how lucky! I've been reading elsewhere how fantastic this show was. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Deb H said...

All I can say is WOW! Lucky you!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Genie, Yes, It is always nice to be back to chat with everyone after being absent. I miss everyone. Hugs Judy

Hello Maureen, Yes, Inge and I had a super great time and I will always cherish this time forever. Hugs Judy

Hello Darlene, I am glad you enjoyed my posting on the quilt show. Hugs Judy

Hello Deb. Nice to have you stop by. I love visiting you blog too. Yes, my goodies were all very lovely. Hugs Judy

jeannie said...

This is such a lovely quilt, all those beautiful flowers and their splendid colours!
Have a nice day Jeannie

Sharon said...

I just found your blog and was thrilled to see all your sewing and gardening posts. I am a crazy quilter,sre and gardener too. Those beading stitches you learned from Inge are lovely and the sre of the flowers is gorgeous. Thanks for the peak. I shall come back. Sharon

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