The other artists.

Well, you have understood how fascinated I am with the Japanese quilters. But the quilt show in Nantes had other designers invited.

First, the American designers.

As you know, I like folk art and I was thrilled to see Jan Patek and her quilts!

Have a look :

It was like being invited at Jan Patek's.

Another folk art artist was Bonnie Sullivan. And she is from Oregon!!! So it was fun to talk about her state for a little while.

And finally, the quilts of Piece O'Cake Designs.

Second, the beautiful and elegant quilts of a Dutch artist : Petra Prins

Third, the Australian quilter Lynette Anderson. Her booth was very busy and it was very difficult to take photos so here are the only ones I have!
I was really happy to have met her in person and to have had a little chat with her as I have been following her blog and creations for a long time. I like her quilts and patterns very much.

And finally, the very creative French artist Cécile Franconie who had a beautiful booth. Lucky I could take this photo as there were also a lot of people at her booth all day long!

I also went to say hello to Beatrice Meillac who taught me rug hooking last year and look what was exhibited in her classroom's wall! Don't you like this beautiful hooked rug panel ?

An finally my daughter took her first class with Marie-Claude Iperti from Les Secrets de Marie to make this :

She is busy finishing it and she seems to have fun. She gave me permission to put a photo of her and Marie Claude on the blog.

Until later,


  1. What a wonderful show! And how cool that your lovely daughter is sharing your hobby too! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

  2. Merci David pour ce très beau reportage sue le salon de Nantes......Cela fait rêver de voir tout ces très beaux quilt.
    Et puis ta fille est entrain de suivre les trace de son papa.....cela promet des merveilles à venir.
    Douce soirée.

  3. Great post, enjoyed all the photos and inspiration.

  4. Thank you for taking me on a tour! I wish I could have seen it myself but I'm happy you showed me a lot of the show. How nice it is that your daughter is also interested in making these things.

  5. Oh j'adore tout ce que tu nous a montré !! Que de belles choses !! Et tous ces designers que l'on aime et que tu as pu rencontrer " en vrai" .
    Thanks for all the beautiful pictures .
    Bravo aussi à ta fille pour son premier atelier , c'est très réussi !

  6. Beautiful photographs David. Your daughter is lovely and so talented, what a nice project to make, well done to her!

  7. Thanks again for sharing your pictures of Nantes. It is like having been there!

    Your daughter is a beautiful and talented young lady.

  8. thank you so much for sharing i love quilts and anything folk art. what a great show and how nice your daughter is trying out what you love.

  9. What a farbulous show You've been to! So many yummy looking works and pretty things all over. I may pass out if I see them all at once!! lol I'm sure you are feeling overwhelming and getting great motivation by now... Good for you :)

  10. Merci infiniment de partager tout ça avec nous ! Je ne me console pas de ne pas avoir pu aller à Nantes... :(
    Jan Patek, Lynette Anderson, Marie-Claude Iperti... toutes ces créatrices que j'aurais tellement aimé approcher ! J'espère vraiment que j'aurais une autre occasion !
    Encore merci, David ! :-)

  11. Wow David, what a show that must have been, thanks for sharing your pictures, which I am enjoying on my sisters pc in NL.
    Off to de Quilstshops in Amsterdam now :)


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