Views from workshops

Workshop at Nadelwelt 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 15th

My second workshop outside Denmark. We got along in English and the 20 participants (over two days) did very well. Nadelwelt supplied an interpreter on stand-by in case of language difficulties. Someone even had a little exhibition of her work!


Workshop at Nadelwelt 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 16th



Workshop for the Sea & Fjord Quilters, Hals, March 2014

The sun shone from a clear sky and the windows looked out on to the fjord. The participants were nevertheless able to concentrate and here are the impressive results of 6½ hours of intensive work.  

Workshop in Lystrup, February 2014

This was the first time I arranged a workshop myself on home ground. The 12 eager participants came from near and far and the 100 kr. each paid for the 5 hours were donated to help for Syrian refugees. 


Workshop for Aros Quilterne, Vejlby, October 2013

More hard work, and the result is proudly displayed. A fine flock of colourful princesses shining in the dark of autumn. Just the thing to cheer you up!

Workshop for KaløQuilterne, Rønde, October 2013

It happened again. A flock of eager quilters began to sew princesses, and once more the results were amazing! All fifteen were proud when they went away after 5 hours of intense work.

Workshop for Rosquilterne, Svogerslev, September 2013

Princesses make princesses! Some wore crowns, others didn't, but neither does the Crown Princess on an ordinary day... They worked intensly for many hours and gradually these wonderful 'quilts' took form.

Workshop for Symus, Skælskør, September 2013

The last weekend of September was warm and sunny. Even so, these women chose to stay indoors and produce princesses. And fine they were, after five hours hard work!

Workshop for Kreastedet, Frederikshavn, April 2013

On the first spring-like day of the year, in the middle of April, these fascinating women were produced by these lovely ladies. Knivholt Manor Farm was an exciting place to be, both outside and inside.

Workshop at Viby Bibliotek, Aarhus, April 2013

The result of five hours concentrated work on one of the first days of April. Inside it was cosy, outside snow, hail and rain.  

See Workshop in Holland, 2011
by Nienke Smit & Marijke de Weerd

Workshop for Sønderjyske Quiltetrekant, October 2011

Hard-working quilters at Starup School, near Haderslev, on the hottest October day ever recorded in Denmark, and the result was these fine princesses.

Two workshops for Nordsjællandsk Quiltelaug, October 2010

First day. The usual concentration - no time wasted. Outside the sun shone on the town of Birkerød and the trees glowed in autumn colours, perhaps inspiring the choice of hair?

Second day, new class, same concentration as the day before. Overcast outside, but definitely not inside, where everyone enjoyed being allowed to use their fantasy.

Workshop for Sokkelund Quilters, October 2010

A delightfully warm and sunny late-summer day in Gentofte, ten good humoured quilters, and look what they achieved in five hours . . . .  . but it was hard work!

Workshop for Gentofte Quilters, March 2010

A very productive Sunday. Winter-cold outside, cosy inside, great concentration and a riot of colours.  Grand pictures after only five hours work!
Two months later, some of the finished work.

Workshop at VESTLANDSTREFFET 2008 in Stavanger, Norway
2008.10.04-05 arranged by Rogalands Quiltelag
'Creative Princesses'


Halfway through and sewing machines still not unpacked

12 hours later and 21 Norwegian princesses are on show,

every bit as different as the participants . . .

Workshop at Bråskovgård 2007.11.03 arranged by Bjerre Herreds Patchwork Group

Participants get started on the exercise

The battlefield at lunchtime

 After five hours the work is pinned up for discussion and photography.

A great exhibition!

Workshop at Vejle 2006.03.25, arranged by Vejle Husflid

The exercise for participants was 'Portrait of a princess'.

Nobody had tried the technique
before. Everyone worked eagerly on the task.

The results are displayed after six hours of intense work.

And here they are!