Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

January 28, 2011

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years 2 / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años 2 / Exposition de Courtepointe Finnoise 20 années 2

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Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years 1 / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años 1 / Exposition de Courtepointe Finnoise 20 années 1

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years 3 / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años 3 / Exposition de Courtepointe Finnoise 20 années 3

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years 4 / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años 4 / Exposition de Courtepointe Finnoise 20 années 4

Quilting and patchwork / Almazuelas / Appliqués

Patchwork and quilt exhibition / Exposición de Colchas y almazuelas / Exposition de courtepointes

Quilt and patchwork exhibitions / Exposiciónes de Colchas y almazuelas / Expositions de courtepointes

Finn Quilt 2012 (1) / Almazuela Finlandesa 2012 (1) / Courtepointe Finnoise 2012 (1)

Finn Quilt 2012 (2) / Almazuela Finlandesa 2012 (2) / Courtepointe Finnoise 2012 (2)

Quilted hand bags and toiletry bags / bolsas de mano y bolsas de aseo acolchadas / Sacs à main matelassés et trousses de toilette matelassées

In English:

On Saturday March 13th, 2010 we visited the exhibition of Finn Quilt when it celebrated its 20 years in Tampere. This exhibition was the biggest ever organized exhibition in Finland. I can say that there were a lot of quilts and patchworks to be seen. I am not presenting only photos from quilts and patchworks, but also from people and from selling stands.

En español:

El sábado 13 de marzo 2010 visitamos la exposición de de Guilda de Finn cuando celebró sus 20 años en Tampere. Esta exposición fue la más grande jamás organizado exposiciones en Finlandia. Puedo decir que había un montón de almazuelas a ver. No voy a presentar fotos sólo de almazuelas, sino también de personas y de la mesas de puesto.

En francais:

Le samedi Mars 13th, 2010 nous avons visité á l’exposition de Quilde de Finn quand elle a célébré ses 20 ans à Tampere. Cette exposition a été la plus grande exposition jamais organisée en Finlande. Je peux dire que il y avait beaucoup de courtepointes a voir. Je ne fais pas seulement la présentation de photos de courtepointes, mais aussi des personnes et de la tables de vente.

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Exhibition of Finn Quilt 20 years / Exposición de Almazuela Finlandesa 20 años / Exposition de Courtpoint Finnoise 20 années

Patchwork and quilt show Summer 2012 / Exposición de Colchas y almazuelas de verano 2012 / Exposition de courtepointes de l’ètè 2012

44 Comments »

  1. The quilts are so amazingly complex and beautiful! As I saw each photo it seemed that it was the most beautiful, but then the next. I have so much admiration for the folks who can conceive of and create those intricate patterns.

    Comment by montucky — January 28, 2011 @ 07:47 | Reply

  2. Thank You for Your visit and comment.

    So do me, much admiration for these people who create things with their hands and of course with mind. I guess that people who have the hobby to make patchworks and quilts have some interest to these, just to see how we are doing them, although this hobby is spread throughout the world. I have noticed that inside quilting there are many different techniques. Personally I like quilted bags, small or big. My wife is still using some which she made many years ago.

    Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2011 @ 07:56 | Reply

  3. Wow, my Wife, Mother and Mother-in-law are all quilters. My Wife has looked at these and it was great. Thanks for share the experience by photographing the wonderful art. Great stuff.

    Comment by leesacrey — January 28, 2011 @ 08:47 | Reply

    • Hi Lee.

      Oh, how glad I am when reading Your comment. I think that “changing ideas” is good for all of us and if Your wife likes these, then she might get ideas and inspiration.

      Thank You!

      Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2011 @ 08:56 | Reply

  4. Wow what a beautiful quilting works… real pieces of art ! It must have been a fantastic event. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a lovely upcoming weekend🙂

    Comment by Tamara — January 28, 2011 @ 10:17 | Reply

    • Hi Tamara.

      You are right when saying “real pieces of art”, I think also in that way. Yes, it was. The best is, that I can present some these works to others also, that they can thenselves feel like “I was there”.

      Merci beaucoup et belle journée.

      Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2011 @ 12:30 | Reply

  5. I’m a wannabe quilter (but it’s never gotten further than that) and some of these are AMAZING! The detail is brilliant! Thanks SO much for the close-up photos especially, I LOVE those.
    I also like the mixture of very traditional patterns and the very modern abstract ones… a feast for the eye, and as for attempting a choose a favourite? … Not possible because I could be changing my mind every minute LOL.

    Comment by kiwidutch — January 28, 2011 @ 10:53 | Reply

    • Hello kiwidutch.

      Thank You. What comes to close-ups, I thought when photographing them, that some might be interested in them.

      Happy Friday.

      Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2011 @ 12:33 | Reply

  6. The quilts are amazing. You can just imagine the time, effort and creativity to put those quilts together. The patterns and colours have to complement each others just right. All in all a great inspiration for me.

    Comment by Amryl Malek — January 28, 2011 @ 14:28 | Reply

    • Hi Amryl.

      Thank You. That is true that they require plenty of time. One example is a snooze blanket with 700 pieces which my wife made, took from her all the long winter to make. That can be seen in my first quilting post and it is the number eight. BTW, in the same post number 11 is made from 7000 pieces! Can You imagine it?

      Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2011 @ 14:48 | Reply

  7. Hello Matti,
    On ne sait plus où donner de la tête ! Entre géométrie, dégradés de couleurs, motifs naïfs, tout le monde peut y trouver son bonheur.
    C’est un travail fabuleux et tu as bien fait de photographier certains détails pour mieux s’en rendre compte encore.
    Je te souhaite un très bon week-end.

    Comment by Marion B. — January 28, 2011 @ 15:47 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Je ne sais de quoi dire de ton commentaire, parce que tu l’as dit si bien. Je suis vraiment heureux, que ces s’éveillaient intérêt á toi. J’en suis sûr que ceux qui font ces, s’intéressent à eux beaucoup.

      Bon week-end á toi aussi!

      Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2011 @ 16:44 | Reply

  8. The quilts in your photos are absolutely beautiful. This must have been a marvelous exhibit to attend. You showed the work of many talented people. Thank you.

    Comment by seniorhiker — January 28, 2011 @ 17:20 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You so much for Your visit and nice comment. Well, this exhibition lasted two days and visitors came from North, South, East and West. We came from South by train and spent a lovely day in Tampere. I am glad that this post awoke interest in You.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2011 @ 17:39 | Reply

  9. Quite an incredible exhibition of quilts. They are all so different and so unique. I think that the one in photos 84 and 86, looks very colourful and complicated. I like the abstract quality of number 100. But my favourite is the blue one in 61, it has such movement in it.
    It looks as if the quilt is rippling or bending. Very clever.

    Comment by jackiequeen — January 28, 2011 @ 17:35 | Reply

    • Hi Jackie.

      Thank You. Great choice that number 84. 86 / 87 are more detailed view from 84, I really wanted to show them. BTW, this one seemed to be one of the most “visited” quilt in the whole exhibition. Number 100 is really so “different” looking quilt, that I have been examined it many times. I think that the planning of 61 is “complicated”, that is not so easy to de, due to its rectangle and curved forms.

      Happy weekend to there. We are just about to start to enjoy us Friday evening, few hours and You can start too.

      Comment by sartenada — January 28, 2011 @ 17:52 | Reply

  10. They are all amazing. I would love to spend hours at this display looking at all these beautiful quilts. I think my favorite is #100–it is very different and love the simple embroidery on it.

    Comment by kateri — January 29, 2011 @ 13:51 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      Thank You. So glad that You did find something interesting among them.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by sartenada — January 29, 2011 @ 14:40 | Reply

  11. Amazing and incredible amount of work must have gone into making these beautiful quilts and if I have to choose, I really don’t know which one as the designs and colours simply gorgeous!! I love all of them🙂
    Thanks for the awesome pictures and close-up shots as well, a wonderful presentation very delightful to the eyes. Superb 5*****
    Have a lovely Sunday.

    Comment by Anne — January 30, 2011 @ 07:21 | Reply

    • Hello Anne.

      Thank You so much for Your nice comment. What comes to work, You are right. Total number of photos I took, was 231 photos, but I am presenting them all. There will be two posts more, some day and there will be some “pearls” also.

      Happy Sunday to You too.

      Comment by sartenada — January 30, 2011 @ 08:31 | Reply

  12. What a better way to spend a grey day than visit your spectacular quilts exhibition ! I am totally admirative of the talent of all these quilters from Finland. So many different patterns and shades : samplers, logcabins, stars, cathedral windows, waves, appliqués, hexagons and so much more… Truly this is magnificent and so creative. Congratulations to all the artists and to the photograph for sharing those wonderful quilts.I very much like the quilt no 94 for its brightness and all the various fabrics and scraps that were used, in the very sense of patchwork.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — January 30, 2011 @ 17:34 | Reply

    • Good morning Isa.

      I am delighted that my post could “illuminate” Your grey day. Thank You for Your lovely comment.

      We had on Sunday sunny day. I was training nearly all the day “icy road driving tests at extreme conditions” at the airport of Hyvinkää.

      It was fantastic to learn how to drive my car at extreme conditions on the ice. Yes on ice at frozen airport! Everyone should learn it. I tell one example from this training. We had to drive as fast we could to manage our car by slaloming between rubber cones and braking was not allowed. At first attempt, I cleared it at the speed of 50km/h or 31 mi. No cones were allowed to touch. Slowly I could increase speed to pass this test brilliantly. Finally I passed the test at the speed of 70 km/h or 43 mi after many attempts. When I tested at the speed of 80 km/h or 49 mi, I knocked over two cones and my car began to spin around like a pinwheel. To managing my car with the increase of 20 kilometers or 12 miles more, was a “victory” to me, because my additional driving education is not wasted. There were of course different types training, but this is one good and simple example. To manage one’s car on ice is not so easy. Test it yourself, if You do not believe, but not on a road.

      The strangest thing is that the majority of participants were Ladies. It seems that Finnish men are thinking in their mind: “I am the best; I do not need nothing extra training”. Maybe this kind of thinking is a universal among men? Okay, I felt that I need although I have been driving in about 1200000 kilometers or 745645 mi since 1972. When driving on snow and ice in Finland this kind of extra training is useful in case if something happens. So, the loss of control of car while driving would be disastrous in some situations.

      My sunny Sunday on the icy “track” was awesome.

      Comment by sartenada — January 31, 2011 @ 09:43 | Reply

  13. So many beautiful quilts. Thank you for showing, and thank you also for the close ups, that shows some of the used techniques.

    Comment by Giiid — January 30, 2011 @ 19:08 | Reply

    • Hello Giiid.

      I am so glad that You liked my post too. Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — January 31, 2011 @ 09:44 | Reply

  14. Good morning Matti,
    Again, I look at interesting and admirable craftsmanship. The motifs and colors in the images 53/60/69-70/71/80/89/94/97 are my favorites. Particularly attractive are the quilts in the pictures 69/70 and 97 These blankets I would respectively, for decoration, hang on neutral-colored walls. The natural light in the exhibition area is advantageous. The motifs and colors of the quilts come beautifully expressed. All designs and colors are in their own way very expressive and interesting. I thank you for allowing me to look at the pictures of this series and look forward to the next. Thank you very much, that you my web page stored in your blog. I am very happy. Also I would like to thank you for all your nice comments including stars. We wish you and Anja, all the best and health on your common everyday ways. e-mail follows today in the evening.
    Dear greetings Christel and Detlev

    Comment by Christel — January 31, 2011 @ 02:45 | Reply

    • Guten morgen Christel.

      Thank You making Your comment. Great selection. I tell that number 97 is showing a view from Tampere, the city in which this exhibition was hold. In photo can be seen “Vapriikki”, coming from the word Fabric, so I think. Vapriikki is nowadays is a museum centre. So, this is really an interesting quilt with nice thema.

      I wünsche ihnen einen schönen Montag.

      Comment by sartenada — January 31, 2011 @ 09:54 | Reply

  15. Absolutely terrific exhibition that’s worth a visit!
    Amazing how many patterns and designs people can come out with this tiny piece of cloth!
    Very inspiring and educational.

    Comment by London Caller — February 3, 2011 @ 02:49 | Reply

    • Hello London Caller.

      How nice that You found this post of mine interesting.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Comment by sartenada — February 3, 2011 @ 08:28 | Reply

  16. Me gustan tus trabajos son preciosos
    saludos
    Josefina
    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

    Comment by Josefina Ballester — September 12, 2011 @ 01:06 | Reply

    • Hola Josefina.

      Te agradezco por tu comentario tan amable.

      Saludos.

      Comment by sartenada — September 12, 2011 @ 08:32 | Reply

  17. there is one fabulous quilt, love it , what is the name on this one with blue border around and bottons at each flower square….. what technique is this. sosoooooooooooooo amazing….

    Comment by debbie lee — January 5, 2012 @ 21:42 | Reply

    • Hi Debbie.

      I am very happy that You visited on my site. Thank You. I know very exactly what quilt You mean, but I am so sorry that my wife could not answer to Your question about the technique. We loved it also and it is due to that why I presented it here.

      Happy quilting!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 6, 2012 @ 09:12 | Reply

  18. Thank you Matti. You have given me yet another example of the excellent art work that can be found in Finland. Each picture had something that arrested my eyes. You can be very proud of your photography. Thank you also for including some of the people at the exhibition. Apart from your lady wife, we don’t know who they are but they are all enjoying the exhibition.
    I am still “Wallowing” in the wonderful music I bought in Helsinki. I cannot understand why it is not popular here in England. If I ask in a music shop for Finnish music – they look at me as if I asked for music from Mars! The Kantele makes a wonderful sound; so sweet and warm. Like those quilts!
    Now I’m listening to Ulla Katajavuori, “Grand Lady of Kantele” It is a feast for the ears, like the quilts are a feast for the eyes!
    Many thanks again,
    Clive and Adi

    Comment by Clive and Adi Anderson — August 10, 2012 @ 07:16 | Reply

    • Hello Clive and Adi.

      I am so glad that You did like this quilt show. Ulla Katajavuori, oh yeah, I remember when I was child and young, then in our radio I could listen to her Kantele playing. She was a true virtuoso.

      What comes generally speaking to Finnish music, it is unknown. I feel myself very sad when knowing that many of our traditional song are not known abroad. People even do not know that we have in summer for example Tango Festivals in Seinäjoki. Our songs and music were written at “wrong” time, at the time when there was no Internet and maybe it is due that they are “music from Mars” to modern people. We have many “heart breaking” Christmas songs and at Christmas time feelings are allowed. Anyway I am very glad that our music is known by You and Your wife. Thank You very much commenting.

      Have a wonderful Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 10, 2012 @ 07:38 | Reply

  19. These quilts are exceptional. Have you ever thought of putting the collection together in a book to sell to the public? I live in America and much of this country is unaware of the fine weaving, knitting and designs that are produced by Finnish craftsmen.
    Two of my grandparents came from Finland and I am fortunate to have a number of things made by both of them. They both originated from the Vipuri area and I have no connection with relatives there. I have done extensive genealogical research, but have not had much luck since that area is now part of Russia.
    Quilting has made a comeback in the USA and is much more creative and artistic than it was formerly.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Janet

    Comment by Janet Jackson — October 14, 2012 @ 01:07 | Reply

    • Hello Janet.

      Thank You for Your visit and very interesting comment.

      There are two coincidences. First, next week I’ll publish a new quilt post; that is Friday. Second, my wife’s roots are from Karelia too and more specifically only 18 miles from Vyborg. In November I’ll publish three posts from the trip which we made last summer to former Finnish Karelia. I send to You private message.

      Have a lovely Sunday.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 14, 2012 @ 08:55 | Reply

  20. I know this is not a new posting, but I must tell you how much I enjoyed both the quilts and the comments. Anna Witesman

    Comment by Anna Witesman — March 26, 2014 @ 01:56 | Reply

    • Hi Anna.

      I am very glad for Your comment. This year I’ll publish one quilting post full with colorful quilts and “fancy” pattern from 2013s. Next Sunday we’ll visit again in a quilt show and I hope that I can find something about which people love.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 26, 2014 @ 08:15 | Reply

  21. I’m sure I’ve already commented this post months ago….
    But let me tell you how much I appreciate your photos and what they represent!
    Fantastic works , really!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — March 26, 2014 @ 10:11 | Reply

    • Buongiorno, Anna.

      Your comments always warm my mind and quilting is very near my heart, because it was / is yet Anja’s hobby today. Many quilts are like art, beautiful art and I enjoy seeing how skilled people are. She has so many hobbies that sometimes she says that why there are only 24 hours in a day, I need more! When my series presenting road trip to the beyond the Arctic Circle ends, then I show two “amazing” hobbies, well maybe I praise too much. She guides her hobbies step by step and thus everyone can learn to make them. If You are interested, I can send one photo.

      Buona giornata!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 26, 2014 @ 11:23 | Reply

      • Yes, please!
        Of course I’m interested and in turn I have myself various hobbies…
        Though none of them , so beautiful and committing as Anja’s , of course!

        Comment by 76sanfermo — March 26, 2014 @ 12:50 | Reply

        • Hi Anna.

          I am happy that You have many hobbies also.

          It is on the way, with a little surprise.🙂

          Matti.

          Comment by Sartenada — March 26, 2014 @ 13:37 | Reply

  22. beautiful! beautiful! beautiful!

    Comment by patricia anne anderson — September 26, 2015 @ 20:17 | Reply


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