It makes me happy that many Dutch quilters are quilting with Inklingo. When Anneke translated some pages for the web site, she offered to translate the free chapter of the handbook too.
I am always impressed that so many Dutch quilters speak excellent English, but I wanted to make it even easier for them to print shapes on fabric with Inklingo. So now, when they go to the Inklingo Snelle Start (Quick Start Guide), thanks to Anneke, they can also download the free PDF of Chapter 1 with all of the instructions for printing on fabric—in Dutch!
The translation looks exactly the same as the English version, except that it is designed for A4 paper, and I rearranged the photos a little bit to make the translation fit. In most cases, translations from English to another language are longer than the English version.
Holland has a very long tradition of quilting. An Moonen’s ‘t is al Beddegoet is full of wonderful photos of quilts made by Dutch quilters between 1650 and 1900. Many of them are inklingoable!
It is one of my favorite quilt books, even though I do not read Dutch. It was a gift from a dear friend from The Netherlands ten years ago. I treasure it. She also gave Monkey his wooden shoes.
Monkey’s wooden shoes are just about the same size as a computer mouse.
I wonder what Dutch quilters from hundreds of years ago would think of us printing our patches with a computer and Inklingo! Wouldn’t they be amazed that Anneke and I can share our love of quilts and become friends through cyberspace?
Anneke started blogging this summer. She has already written some detailed, illustrated posts on “Stof Genoeg” about using Inklingo and using EQ. Every message is in Dutch and in English. It is already one of my favorite blogs.
Thank you, Anneke, for translating Chapter 1 for us. Jij bent een goede Vriendin!
Linda & Monkey
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