Thursday, 23 April 2015

Travel, Nantes and Pour L'Amour/ du Fil

After 20 1/2 hrs of flying and 2hrs in Transit we arrived in Paris, settled into our hotel and went to this quaint french restaurant for dinner, called Le Chateau de L'ouest. We dined on escargots, froi Grais, codfish and steak, then early to bed. Looks like we were lucky to fly out of Sydney when we did due to the torrential rain and flooding that has occurred, since our departure.
Next morning up early to walk to Montparnasse train station to catch our train to Nantes, a little different to Japan, no English here.
On our arrival to Nantes, a pleasant 2 hrs by train we booked into our hotel and walked 30 mins to where the Pourlamourdufil show was being held. 
From 1230hrs until 1730hrs  I was at the show, easily navigated my way around, lots to see, no quilts on display for their Flower Power theme, but there was a wonderful display of New York Beauties and an Indigo challenge. Also on display was a wonderful collection of cross stitches on tea towels, linen etc. The show was wonderful in that it is a perfect opportunity to meet the designers of books that have been published by Quiltmania. I purchased a couple of the books and got them signed by the designers. A display of the designers creations are also on show, great to see up close, some amazing work as well.

The show was held in the XXL building in a lovely surrounding, only 30 mins walk from our hotel.
DH walked me to the show then picked me up at 1730hrs.
Just some of the vintage NYB on display.

Great yellow and red quilts.
Green, red and black.
Navy blue, white and red.
As well as a New York Beauty display of antiques quilts, there was an indigo challenge of small quilts.

Also some cross stitch on linen and tea towels etc.

It was a delight too see Di Fords Montmellick quilt finished and being quilted.

Some amazing hand quilting and trapunto was work, what patience!

Great chaise lounge covered in tapestrys
Quilts by Kate Rado

A cape embellished and hand quilted.

Wonderful fussy cutting from Wilyne Hammerstein
That's it for now. Off to enjoy the sites of Nantes.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the pics Heather. Looks great.