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!

4 commentaires:

Nifty Quilts a dit…

Oh, so inspiring! Those Afghanistan quilts are different and wonderful. Thank you for sharing all the photos. I will look forward to seeing more.

Patricia a dit…

O, thats funny ! I also was in Nantes, but I didn't see you !
I too loved the quilts and the book of Linda. They are so beautiful !
But once, a while ago, I noticed a very beautiful quilt at an exhibition you showed on your blog. It was a quilt with stars and red borders. Did you make it tyourself ?

Pebblyn a dit…

Glad you took some pics of Linda's house! Of course, I forgot.

Pebblyn a dit…

I mean Françoise, not Pebblyn. Sorry about that! :)