Friday, April 11, 2008

Oh Lucy, Lucy, Lucy! Looky, Looky, Looky!!!!

Look what I found! Some Den Haan & Wagenmakers fabrics! There was a Quilt Store (Petra Prins Patchwork & Quilting) from the Netherlands at the Chicago Quilt Festival this year and they had the Den Haan & Wagenmakers fabrics! And she had a little pattern to put together with the panel (below) that Lucy gave me as a gift last year! I've been afraid to use it as I wanted it to be very special and Dutch! And now I have it! I need to go back Saturday and buy a small sampler pack yet for the hour glasses and squares - but I was out of money last night! But isn't this panel AWESOME! (Go to the link - De Winkel- to see how cute the shop is!)

We shopped for about 4 hours and only got through 1/2 the vendors! YIKES! I"m going back on Saturday and am meeting up with Sossy! Won't that be fun! The plan was for me to get all my stuff last night so I could just do what Sossy wanted to do on Saturday. Well best laid plans! I'm sure she won't mind stopping at a few booths for me!



Only got to see one short quick row of quilts as we headed out the door. I"ll be doing that on Saturday too! So here are just a few for you to see......








15 comments from wonderful readers:

Kathie said...

oh my dawn how lucky did you get.
I have that panel too
wow can't wait to see what else you can buy to go with it.
I love the pattern they gave out to use the fabric
wow perfect for this.
OH love the R and G applique quilt..was it amazing in person...
K

jovaliquilts said...

Great to see those photos, I'm heading to the Chicago Quilt Show tomorrow!! I visited Amsterdam last summer and tried to go to a shop that features traditional Dutch fabrics, but it was closed for vacation while I was there! So frustrating, but I'll check out the booth at the Quilt Show.

lil said...

oh yes, Petra Prins has an amazing shop
know her from the festval in Val d'Argent in France

kris said...

Hi Dawn,
I read your blog often but this is the first time I have commented and the reason is that...I am a American living in the Netherlands and I work in the shop from Petra Prins!!! What a small world! I hope you enjoy the show and say hi to Petra for me if you get this in time! You have a great blog! Till next time! Kris

Wendy said...

You are a very lucky girl to find that fabric and pattern to go with your panel. I love seeing the pictures of the quilts. Have fun at the rest of the show.

Lissa Jane said...

Dawn
all I can say is 'holy crap'.. that pane is awesome.. and the quilts??? OH MY GOSH!!!!


Lissa
who suddenly wishes she could transport herself from sunny australia to the chicago quilt festival!!!!!

Nines said...

WOW!! That is sooo cool!! I almost went again, this year, but decided I was too tired. always worth the effort, though. It keeps getting bigger, every year! Enjoy your second day out!! Hope you run out of day before you run out of money!

Lynn Dykstra said...

My grandfather's family was from Zutphen so I was happy to see the booth there.
I also was able to take in only about half of the vendors, even less of the show. I will try to get back today.
Lynn

Marcie said...

Oh Dawn, I love that Dutch Medallion quilt! The colors are wonderful, the design, and the panel! Oh wow! You must feel like you won the lottery! Also that red and green applique is outstanding. The star in the center really gives it focus or balance or something!

Stacy A. said...

Dawn, what an amazing show, you must be having a blast! This last quilt you posted is stunning. All the birds and appliqué. And that hand quilting is unreal. I am so glad you snapped some pic for me :) Your Dutch quilt is going to be gorgeous. You'll be so happy you waited til the right pattern/fabric came along. Thanks for giving us a little part of the show. Love Stacy

Lucy said...

I'm so happy that you found Petra Prins! Yes she has an amazing shop here in the Netherlands. Shall we going to visit it ;-) ??

Guðrún said...

How special to find that fabric for the panel. It will be a great quilt.

Libby said...

Oh boy do I wish I could get to that show! It must have been a complete overload . . . but who cares? *s8

Patti said...

Dawn, you will just love working with that Dutch fabric. I bought myself a bunch of it - three bundles of fat quarters - at the Reproduction Fabrics booth at the Pacific Northwest Quiltfest in Seattle in August 2006. I've used quite a bit of it in the medallion that I'm working on once more. I bought that same panel at the same time - eventually it will be the center of another pre-1830's medallion quilt. The fabrics were very expensive - as you well know - but I just couldn't resist.

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

Hee, hee. I bought that Tree of Life panel and associated chinzes from Den Haan & Wagenmakers at the Houston IQF. Great minds think alike. You've inspired me to work on this project. thx