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France 21 Sep 2015 02:58 #133034

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At the Eglise des Chaines there was an exhibit of Pennsylvannia Quilts in Miniature and Amish Farmhouse (Dollhouse).

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Sorry. I didn't actually take pictures of the miniatures. oops.
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France 21 Sep 2015 01:46 #133033

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Wow

Mug rugger and lounge lizard
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France 21 Sep 2015 01:30 #133032

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This exhibit was entitled "Facets and Reflections" and the artist, Erica Waaser, is from Germany.


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The other artist here was Michele G Samter from Switzerland with her "Sounds of Colors"

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France 20 Sep 2015 23:19 #133029

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What a treat to see the country side and the wonderful variety of quilts. I especially like the "secret" garden gate.
Thanks so much Lorna!
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France 20 Sep 2015 15:59 #133028

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Jeanne Chausson from France works with different fabrics and uses wood to print her own fabrics.

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France 20 Sep 2015 15:57 #133027

I've enjoyed all your photos Lorna and it has really whetted my appetite for a visit sometime. I love the fact that it is exhibited through a series of villages and I'll bet they are all really pretty. The French really know how to do hanging baskets during the summer months and just being there and soaking up the architecture and the atmosphere nourishes the soul, never mind the cuisine which nourishes the body. :cheer:
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France 20 Sep 2015 15:51 #133026

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Also a favorite of mine, one exhibit had log cabin quilts. "Log Cabin: between Tradition and Modernity" I worked with DH on the names of the different settings. He joined me for the day.


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This second photo isn't pieced like a log cabin. It's all solid squares or triangles pieced and set on point and then the "logs" are appliqued (really just fused) on to appear like it was a pieced Courtyard Steps.
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France 20 Sep 2015 15:38 #133025

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There was a large commercial area with lots of quilting goodies for sale. One venue was wearable products for sale...raincoats, hats, coats, jewelry, scarves, and spats, I guess you would call them?

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France 20 Sep 2015 15:31 #133024

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This exhibit was called "Reflection" and was a 2015 EPM (European Patchwork Meeting) International Contest. About 40 pieces were selected for travel for the year.

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Central Park West Sunrise by Linda Evan
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Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain by Susan Gregg
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Hidden Falls (sorry forgot to get the artist
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Forgot to get artist and title
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The name of each flower was embroidered on that section of the quilt.
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France 20 Sep 2015 14:59 #133022

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More from the Austrian exhibit.


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Note the red circles...they are yo-yo's. I thought that was a great use of yo-yo's.
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France 20 Sep 2015 14:46 #133021

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Reetzbobeetz wrote:
I agree with Nancy - it all looks very interesting. So would you recommend it Lorna? Did you find good accommodation nearby? Was it easy to get to and easy enough to get around the different venues - apart from the weather?

Rita,
We had been planning our post-retirement "Grand Tour" of France for quite a while. We figured we would take advantage of that fact that we were already over here in Europe. During our planning I mentioned that there was a big quiilt show in France somewhere. Pure coincidence that we happened to be in Alsace at just the right time. The day we chose to go was a day that we were moving between Ribeauville in Alsace to Nancy in Lorraine. The Val d'Argent is only about 30 minutes from where we stayed in Ribeauville. We did not need a place to stay so I can't speak to how difficult it would be to get a room in the immediate area. We also happened to have a car so getting around wasn't a concern. The villages are small enough that we parked once in each village and then walked between the exhibits. They did have a free shuttle bus that ran between all exhibits.

In addition to the exhibits, there was a contest award ceremony on the first day and then 3 lectures offered on Thursday and Friday. Looks like about 25 different classes were offered during the week on a variety of topics and for different experience levels. All were offered in French. Most were also offered in English and some were also offered in German, Dutch, Japanese or Spanish.

I rushed through a bit but easily finished in the one day (though I missed one whole venue. :( ) I am very glad that we were able to work it into our schedule. There were top notch artists with a wide variety of techniques. It was a great day and very inspiring.
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France 20 Sep 2015 14:17 #133020

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twiglet wrote:
The book looks interesting, I'd love to look through it. I've booked a workshop in October on art journalling which I hope will help my quilting and creativity and give me a push to use inks, colours and mixed media.

It was a bit disappointing that the 2 books on display were in glass cases as I would also have liked to see more of them. The art journaling class sounds like fun. You'll have to let us know how it went.
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France 20 Sep 2015 13:48 #133019

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Thanks, Lorna, there's lots of inspiration right there! What a trip! Good for you.
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