Sunday, December 6, 2009

Trunk Show at Schweinfurth

As part of the Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit at the Schweinfurth Museum, trunk shows are presented on Sundays.

Today Aafke Steenhuis shared her quilts with us. Aafke is from the Netherlands and has lived in the US for 30+ years. She resides in the Ithaca area and is a member of the Thompkins Cortland Quilt Guild.

We noticed her lovely orange jacket and her use of many orange fabrics in her quilts, and she pointed out that orange just happens to be a favorite color of hers. (I think we need to invite her to join the orange jacket challenge!)

She's made many quilts since she started quilting in 1998 -- some based on traditional patterns, along with several art quilts.

This red and white beauty has fabrics that Aafke brought from the Netherlands. Some of the fabric patterns are based on bed linens used on farms in her homeland.

This is a very recent quilt that grew from building out from small blocks.

This quilt is based on the design of a napkin from the Netherlands.

These are a couple of her more traditional quilts.

Aafke has had treatments and surgery for a giant cell tumor on her right wrist, and she showed us some of the many "giant cell" quilts she has created.

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