Sunday, 20 December 2009

Yoko Saito

I am making a Bag from the book of Yoko Saito
I have it in French From Quilt Mania
I have a lot of books from Yoko Saito
She is a big inspiration for me.
I like the japanese fabrics from Daiwabo and Le Chien.

The book

Yoko's bag

My first half of the bag.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Quilt for Pepijn

I made this quilt for Pepijn, the grand son of one of my friends.
Here you see him on the quilt.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Quiltmania and thank you

In the new Issue of Quiltmania you see my friend Ellen.
That is the last one with friends of mine.
First we had Bonnie Hunter and Lucy,myself, Isabeau and now Ellen.
This last number 74 is the december one,
there is also a nice article about QUILT PLUS,
one of my favourite quiltshops.

Margaret and Kathie
thanks for your help.
I know know how to delete gadgets.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

need help.

who can tell me how I can delete 1 of the neocounter gadgets.

elephant parade

In Amsterdam was this summer the Elephant parade.
There were Elephants all over the city.
A lot of artist made there own elephant
and you could buy one at the action
Last week the output was 872.500 euro
it is for the asian Elephant.
next year it will be in London.

This was the vieuw outside my window

this two were in my neighbourhood.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

2 x Joes

I have a funny story.
Sometimes I google my name,
and last year I saw a report of a schoolmeeting in Wijhe,
my birthplace.
They had a new child at the school by the name of Joes Meester.
The name Joes is not a common.
I phoned some people with family name Meester in Wijhe,
and I spoke with the father of this Joes.
He is a boy 5 years old, and he lives in the same street,
I lived from my birth till I was 13 years,
he on number 54, I at 45.
Years ago in Amsterdam, there was a meaningless homicide
the victim’s name was Joes,
the little boy is named after this victim.
His grand father owned a forge at the building,
where my great- grandfather had his meat factory.
Last Sunday my mother and I visited Joes and his family,
We are not related, we only share the same last name.
Isn’t it a curious story?
Here you see a picture of 2x Joes Meester.

2x Joes

Monday, 26 October 2009

Quilt retreat Gwen Marston (2)

on the way to the quiltshops we saw this beautiful colours every where.
this is a one room schoolhouse.

by us are they brown.

At the show and tell I showed my little baskets and this was the inspiration for other quilters.

The border of this quilt from Susan McCord gave me the idea for my design.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Quilt retreat Gwen Marston ( 1)

In the beginning of the month,
I went with my friend Isabeau and Lucy to Michigan to join
the Gwen Marston Retreat in Elk Rapids.
We stayed together with Bonnie Hunter is a Holiday house.
It was a great experience I have a lot of designs in my head,
we met a lot of nice people, made a lot of new friends.

At the retreat we met Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms they wrote
the book Small blocks, Stunning quilts
And I was with my friend Bonnie Hunter who wrote
the book Scaps and Shirttails.
Here you see the picture Joes,Lucy , Isabeau with the writers of the books.

A detail of my design

Isabeau's design in progress

Isabeau,Lucy,Gwen and Myself (Joes)

Lucy with Gwen( her idol)

Gwen is packing all her belongings in the pick-up at the end of the retreat.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Isabeau in Quiltmania

Isabeau, Wil and I where in Saint-Marie -Aux - Mines.
There we visit the quiltmania booth.
In the new magazine NR 73 is an article about my friend Isabeau.
Here are some pictures.

Guy,the photographer of quiltmania, Isabeau and Carol the editor in chief of Quiltmania

This quilt Isabeau made years ago.

Work in progress.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

my little lion

I have two cats,sisters.
They both are britisch shorthair tabby cats, one grey and one brown.

Saartje is the grey one

Pluisje is the brown tabby,
she is a breed variation, has long hair ,
she hates the comb, and therefore. she gets a lot of knots.
so I take her to the vet each year to be shaved,
unfortunately she has to be under anaesthetic.

This is how she normaly is

And this how she is now, the vet keeps a plume at the end of her tail, otherwise she doesn't regornises her own tail.

She looks like a cartooncat now,she is so tiny .
But I think she is happy without all that hair.

Monday, 31 August 2009


the quilt you see in the header of my blog.

I want to share some information about it.
I bought it in Paducah, in the town during the quiltshow in April.
The dealer was from Houston.
I fell in love immediate.
What I like so much is the bright cheddar triangles,
And that it is not so perfect.
It is from ca 1880.
Good condition.

next time I will show you the little Lion in my house
Whait and you will see, she doen't want to be on a picture.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Lake district England

I was on a short holiday in England Cumbria ( the Lake District) With a friend , We are friends for more than 40 years.
We stayed in a Bed and Breakfast near Windermere.
It is a beautiful part of the UK

This is our b& b.

This is Henry the cat at our Bed and Breakfast.

Near Kendal is LEVENS HAll House and Gardens
the Elizabethan mansion is built aroud 13th century
the gardens are famous they are from ca 1694.
This is an example of the cutting

this is levenshall house

We saw the earliest english patchwork in the house

we went to the Quaker Tapestry Exhibition in Kendal( Cumbria)
the picture of the Amsterdam part of the tapestry is on their leaflet.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

my quilt space

When I am quilting I always need a lot of space ,
never it is good organised,
it is always immediately a mess
I wonder how other quilters,
can have everything clean and tidy .
when I clear out my room I cannot find things.
but it is time to do it.

Monday, 27 July 2009


It is time to put something on the blog.

I made this quilt years ago a workshop with marianne fons
making a quilt in a weekend ( it took some more time)
I made it on machine.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Quilts block swap

Years ago I did a catblockswap
we had to make a lot of catblocks
Jeannette finished the quilt,
mine is still in the Ufo box

This is the block I had made,
( ca about 30) ,
with my cat Pimmetje in mind
( he is in heaven for many years now).

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

for lazy gal quilting

My friend lazy gal quilting like this type of quilts so special for her this pictures.

this quilt I saw in the book:
Massachusetts Quilts - editor Lynne Zacek Bassett

Friday, 26 June 2009


this is the way I do the setting of my baskets.
I do them by hand and I cannot stop with making them.

I tried to make 4 very small baskets
It was not so difficult as I touhgt it would be.
Now I want to make a small quilt with this little baskets (4,5 cm)
in brown and pink.
I started cutting them already.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009


I made a mistake
The label quilt is from my friend Tieneke from Oss.
Sorry Tieneke about this.

Sunday, 14 June 2009


Last week I had a meeting of my quiltgroup the LYONNAISES
we met during the first Quiltexpo in Lyon in 1996 (?)
we see each other once in the 3 months,
are not living nearby most live in the south of the Netherlands.

This is my friend Adri she is the oldest of the group
she is 91 and still making quilts ,
this one is for her new greatgrandchild

This is Jeannette here label quilt.
Mine is in the UFO box hope to finish this quilt once.

this are Leontine and Jeannette with their results of a workshop they made
The name of the teacher is Ineke Berlijn(?)

this is my friend Tineke with her houses quilt