A simple, but pleasurable 2 1/2 hours drive south from Nantes,
brought us to the village of Brouage.
As we approached the walled city,
we felt our excitement build.
As seen in the front of the Quilts de Legende 7th Edition Catalogue.
"Every two years, an exceptional challenge is proposed by the
Association of France patchwork to its members. In the purest quilting
tradition, real experts do a textile sparing match all over France.
Beyond our borders, the heart of our quilting friends, British, Italian,
German Czech etc,,, has been conquered by the virtuosity of our members,
with their tenacity and expertise, their respect of the ancient works and
appropriate mix of fabrics. No doubt they're going to please you again
and give you pins and needles in your fingers. ""
President of France Patchwork.
Just reading that, you know you are in for something magical!!
The catalogue is mostly in French,
but who needs words to describe what we saw!!
Who would think looking at this unassuming building
that so much beauty was to be found inside!
Take a walk around inside with me!!
This is the view as you first enter.
The beautiful stone walls are an amazing backdrop for the quilts.
We wandered around in amazement.
All the quilts are hand pieced and hand quilted.
Quilt after quilt , such beauty, such workmanship!!
We really were left speechless!
My fingers were busy with the camera.
Over 140 photos later, l was content!
No, there were not that many quilts, but l took lots of close ups of each quilt.
l will share many of them here with you in the next few posts.
Le jardin des 2 Annick.
Hommage a Jennie.
Diagonales de carres.
Marie-Paule et Anne-Helene Nedelec.
1864 Passion Sampler.
La Preuve par 11.
Hexagons, Hexagons quand tu nous tiens.
Regal de Fruits.
And if you felt content and satisfied after that tour,
There was ANOTHER building full and bursting with amazing quilts!!
But too much goodness is not good for one's heart,
let alone ones "must make one of those" lists.
So next post will continue to delight with more stunning quilts.
Thanks for visiting.