Today I was fortunate enough to visit the beautiful patchwork shop Den Haan en Wagenmakers in Amsterdam. Den Haan en Wagenmakers are a Dutch Reproduction fabric company known in English as Dutch Quilts. They make an amazing range of absolutely beautiful reproduction fabrics – check out their website at http://www.dutchquilts.com/
The shop is located in a traditional Amsterdam building and as you step inside you find a room swathed from floor to ceiling in seemingly every style of Dutch fabric available. There are many quilts on display, both antique quilts as well as quilts made from the reproduction fabrics. I was again met by extremely friendly and helpful staff who were happy for me to take photos.
I bought a gorgeous little book called “Amsterdam Made By Hand” which showcases the artisans of Amsterdam with beautiful photography.
Of course I was not able to resist their fabrics. I fell in love with the antique Tree of Life quilt and decided I needed to make a quilt with a tree of life panel. Below is a picture of my purchases.
Amsterdam was wonderful - it is a beautiful city and the day was rounded off beautifully with my visit to Den Haan en Wagenmakers.