Friday, May 1, 2015

Quilteuses de Légende exhibition in Brouage

 On my way to Nantes, I would not have missed this exhibition which is my favourite in France. It takes place every other year and exhibits reproduction quilts which are, for most of them hand pieced, and for all of them hand-appliqued and hand-quilted.

I first stopped on the way for some raw oysters and a glass of white wine  on the coast with a view onto the ocean and then I was ready to admire all the quilts exhibited this year.




This is for traditional quilting lovers. So, if you are, go get a cup of tea or some fresh lemonade, sit down in a comfy chair and enjoy the photos. I will not comment much as the photos speak for themselves. Follow me on this visit, enjoy the quilts, the details, the quilting and even the creative labels on the backs of the quilts. There are also a few amazing boutis!

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I have not been disappointed! This is really beautiful.

A catalog of this exhibition has been published by France Patchwork. You can see all the quilts, some close-up photos and read all the details about the quilts that inspired them.

To finish, I want to pay tribute to these masterquilters. I have not named them under each photo but here is the list of the quilters whose quilts were selected for this exhibition : Nathalie ferri, Anne-Marie Uguen, Simone Patouillard, Marie-Josèphe Véteau, Marie-José Charpy, Maud Trocque, Anne-Marie Sierra, Gabrielle Paquin, Isabelle Muzeau, Monique Hovette, Aline Joulin, Jocelyne Picot, Yvonne Calvez, Martine Lanux, France Aubert, Louise-Marie Stipon, Laurence et Eric Durth, Dominique Husson, Anne-Marie Schmitt, Ghislaine Lucas, Annick Tauzin.

Congratulations to you all! Your quilts are breathtaking!!! Thank you for such a wonderful exhibition.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour through my blog too. If you have the opportunity, don't miss it! The exhibition is open every afternoon until June 14, 2015 and it's free!

Until next post which is going to be about the quilt show in Nantes ;-)

27 comments:

  1. Gracias, una exposición digna de visitar he disfrutado cada uno de los quilts que has mostrado. Saludos.

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  2. Que preciosidad. Son verdaderas obras de arte!!!
    Besos, Paki :)

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  3. Thank you very much! It's trull amazing exhibition!

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  4. J'apprécie énormément les gros plans celà stimule mon travail merci!

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  5. Truly gorgeous work. Thank you!

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  6. Thank you for the suggestion to get a cup of tea before starting to read your post! Amazing! What a wonderful exhibit of quilts and to see they are all handwork makes is extra special! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Absolutely magnificent quilts. Your photos are very nice David. Thank you for sharing these photos for all of us to enjoy.

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  8. Great photographs. Thank you for the tour, it was wonderful and I loved the boutis. Magnificent.

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  9. Verry beautifull, thanks for sharing,
    Where is this quiltshow,
    have a nice day,
    Bep

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  10. Magnificent work - one of the best show of quilts I have ever seen ! Thanks so much for showing us. I have made a version of the Ann Randoll quilt myself so it is so exciting to see all of these versions up close!

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  11. Thank you very much, David, for sharing these great photos!!! The quilts are masterpieces, I will be returning to this post again and again.

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  12. merci pour merveilleuse visite !!!

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  13. Magnifique, que de beauté. Merci pour ce partage, pour les photos qui nous montrent les détails et nous font un peu moins regretter de ne pouvoir admirer cette exposition de plus près.

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  14. no words to comment...really. these are masterpieces!

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  15. Merci beaucoup pour ces magnifiques photos, des quilts superbes et sublimes.

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  16. Merci David , je ne suis pas encore allée à Brouage mais j'ai hâte d'aller voir tous ces merveilleux quilts si bien photographiés .

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  17. Merci david de nous faire profiter de ces petites merveilles !

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  18. What a fantastic exhibition, thank you for sharing with us.

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  19. C'était un début de parcours prometteur pour ta semaine de vacances sur Nantes et surtout son salon.......
    Je crois bien que je vais passer quelques belles soirées à visionner de très belles photos qui vont me faire rêver.....
    Merci de partager avec nous ton escapade ...........
    Amicalement.

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  20. C'était un début de parcours prometteur pour ta semaine de vacances sur Nantes et surtout son salon.......
    Je crois bien que je vais passer quelques belles soirées à visionner de très belles photos qui vont me faire rêver.....
    Merci de partager avec nous ton escapade ...........
    Amicalement.

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  21. Thank you for the private tour. What magnificent quilts. The work is just amazing. Love the boutis pictures---hard to find. The edges are very lace-like on the first one. I am attempting a small quilt on my own---it is just a wonderful texture experiment!!

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  22. Thank you for sharing these beautful quilts. They are stunning.

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  23. Thank you, David! I will never get to France but do enjoy their quilts. They are magnificent.

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  24. oh my!! I'm speechless!!
    thank you for showing us such impressive pieces. I'll look at them over and over again mesmerised.

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  25. Hola David, he llegado a ti por recomendación de Carmen María, seguidora tuya. He visto con detalle cada una de las piezas que nos has enseñado y me he quedado maravillada. Sin duda, cada día pienso y viendo estos trabajos, más, qué tengo mucho por aprender. Un saludo

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