dimanche 1 mai 2016

Jane Lury, quiltcollector.

Jane and her husband now come to Europe for long years, travelling with their extended collection of antique quilts , orphan blocs and some other interresting textile items.
But this time for a special occasion: the book!
I stared at the quilts with open mouth: fireworks of chrome yellows, poison greens and turkey reds and not to forget prussian blues.
The book is definitely a must for quiltlovers and makers, and all the visitors were unanimous: the absolute highlight of PAF 2016.
















samedi 30 avril 2016

PAM second day

A few quilts from Brigitte Giblin's corner, she is also from Australia, but her roots are french, and that becomes clear when you look at her fabric choice: some toiles and prints she gathers in France during the visits.



Hello Helen, hello Susan, so nice talking to you again, come back next year!

The vendors corner, very busy  for long hours, better go there after 4 pm....

And dangling conversations with Sue, Mirjam, Linda and Françoise, and her box of chocolates to die for...

Still meditative sewing, but something will happen pretty soon:


look at their faces....

sewing boxes and pincushions....

hey, the best scissors in the world

books....


 Betty appliquéing a darling little block,

WOW!! Sue Maddox and the glowing lone star she will bring back home in the UK

And all of a sudden madness all over: Mary Koval poppin'in with her palampore panel giving a piece to all the girls around the table as a souvenir!





Who showed that Quiltmania mysteriequilt?

This is what i brought home this year: new books and some fabric, just a few fat quarters, Hirishima needles, supposed to be the best there is and they truly are marvelous, don't bend at all, easy to thead also. I bought twelves my fav. number.
I stopped every day at Petra Prins' booth and had a little chat with Gerda who makes the most enchanting hexies.
Greetings from Will V. in Paris, cold and windy, i'm still in winterclothes....

vendredi 29 avril 2016

Nantes, POUR L'AMOUR DU FIL 2016

This year's edition of "Pour l'Amour du Fil" was de best ever. I've always been looking forward to this show, but there were so many  interesting quilt and quilters, booths and vendors that i simply don't know where to start bu let"s go with the flow:

Interresting small quilts from Afghanistan with cross-stich borders. Much smaller than bed quilts, morly wall hangings, most of them had ikat fabrics inside.


The flying geese strips are soooo tiny: 2 cm!


And here is Michèle Beugnon standing in front of her flying geese contest quilt and she won a prize!


A few pictures from  Yoko Saito's corner, her quilts are easily recognisable, greyish like morning mist, and here and there a color spot    





My favorite was this grandmother's garden, with the intricate and intensive quilting.

Never a dull moment at Linda Collins' booth: the Australian quilters conquered the show this year: all of them wrote a new book for Quiltmania and came to Nantes with their impressive quilts, a feast for the eye. Linda's book is about her antique quilt collection and she explains how to make them. Linda, who organises herself every year QUILING IN THE BARN, communicates her enthousiasm to all of us with a laugh and was surrounded all over the days!





Linda with Sue Maddox.

Me, Sue and Linda.
See you tomorrow? Stay tuned, there is a lot more to show!