Friday, June 28, 2013

Quilts De Legende Brouage 2013 - Part 1

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. ""
Catherine Bonte.
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.
Isabelle Muzeau.

Medallion Souvenir.
Marie-Claude Bernard.

 Hommage a Jennie.
Monique Hovette.


Diagonales de carres.
Marie-Paule et Anne-Helene Nedelec.

Agnes Carretier.

1864 Passion Sampler.
France Aubert.

Maryvonne Marmion.

La Preuve par 11.
Marie-Josephe Veteau.

Cleveland quilt.
Anne-Marie Uguen.

Hexagons, Hexagons quand tu nous tiens.
Cecile Lacoste.

Chemins creux.
Marie Baraer.

Penelope Roger.

Regal de Fruits.
Penelope Rogers.

Mon Premier.
Penelope Rogers.

And if you felt content and satisfied after that tour,
just wait!!
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.


  1. They are all so wonderful! and a great setting. Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration

  2. O wish we could have made it down to see these amazing quilts.

  3. Lovely and you are lovely to share with us.

  4. Wow!! Just stunning Linda! Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love the setting for these quilts! what a wonderful place to visit - I also like that all of these quilts are old fashion looking and not modern- it suits the setting so well.

  6. O.M.G. Absolute heaven! Do they do this every 2 years? If so, it's time to start planning a trip...

  7. I think I would feel privileged just to be in the presence of such beauty. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Just breathtaking! Thank you, thank you for sharing!

  9. The 'mission statement' at the front of the catalog was wonderfully enticing! Thanks for sharing your experience being able to view these beautiful quilts. Fabulous show and the backdrop obviously made it even more breathtaking.

  10. I love that building. It's the perfect place to show quilts. Thanks for sharing you lucky girl!

  11. Brouage is a really beautiful Quilt show , because of the quilts of course but also because of the place . Those stone walls fit so well with the quilts .
    I am very proud too that my quilting teacher gets hers on the wall here , so many hours of hand piecing and hand quilting !!
    Great to see that you came from so far away and appreciate that show in Brouage .
    Thanks for the pictures !!

  12. Pretty good start to a list of quilts one should attempt in their lifetime--I see a few on my long list!! Thanks for the pictures of the quilts--it is so much fun to follow you around as you travel!!

  13. Thanks for the great pictures! Since I didn't make it to Brouage this year, it will be something to look forward to in St Marie since they will be there. Of course, I won't have the surroundings there. But I guess, you can't have it all, count your blessings, be happy with the 'small' things in life etc...

  14. OMG what can I say? It is just amazing and the location also. Really WONDERFUL.

  15. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. The quilts are so beautiful and so inspirational.

  16. Oh my Gosh !! They're fantastic! thanks for sharing these beauties. You're right. They're stunning, and how lucky you are to have seen them in person.

  17. Beautiful setting for the fabulous quilts. WOW!

  18. Beautiful quilts. Another reason to head to France.... Thanks for sharing with us.

  19. I am in awe! I'm looking forward to your next post.

  20. They make me want to sit down and make them all!

  21. Wow!.....I can't get over the quilting on Mon Premier! Amazing! And now I'm going to find out all the info for the next show (in 2 years) and I'm going to plan my first trip to France around it!! Woohoo! :o)


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