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!
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 ;-)