I wanted to make a quilt celebrating my birthplace, a beautiful old farm in Friesland, a province in the north of the Netherlands. As a child, I loved to explore the barn, the orchard, and the remains of the old moat. But, I lacked a photograph to guide me until my mother discovered a very old, detergent advertisement featuring a black-and-white picture of our farm! With my brother's long-distance advise, it all came together. I knew I'd succeeded when my mother proclaimed, "It looked just like that!"