A couple of weeks ago we had a stand at the fabulous French quilt show – Pour L’amour du Fil (For the Love of Thread)……WOW what an amazing quilt show.  This was the first time we had been to this show and we were a little nervous as our French is basic at best but it turned out to be a brilliant week and a show that we will definitely be attending again.  It was bright, vibrant, buzzing and the quilts on display were seriously awe inspiring.  We have to say a HUGE thank you to our fabulous french speaking friends, Mary and Mick – they were great and got stuck straight in (Mick got quite a following with his brilliant demos!)  They gave us a crash course in French quilt show vocab and so when they left us to our own devices on the last day we were very pleased to report that our French had greatly improved!

The show celebrated the 150th anniversary of Dear Jane and the quilts simply took our breath away – so much work and so much intricate detail.   The quilts were hung in two tiers and in numerous rows – when you first walked into the room it really was quite an incredible sight.

Not only were there Dear Jane quilts but there were individual exhibitions (which we’re ashamed to say we only found out on the second day as they were tucked away downstairs!).  These were wonderful exhibitions by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably, Petra Prins, Polly & Laurie (you may know the ladies as Minnick & Simpson who design for Moda), Di Ford plus a few others.  They were all great but the we especially loved Di Ford’s exhibition.  Her quilts were stunning!

It was so easy to get to ( we got the ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo) and then a couple of hours drive from there – so if you like the look of this show then we highly recommend a visit as it is well worth it!