Monday, September 19, 2016

European patchwork meeting visit

We have just had a lovely few days in Strasbourg, I went to the EPM, Peter strolled then drove around Strasbourg and its suburbs!
The EPM was interesting, my French is terribly basic, however I managed quite well!
There were many small venues and churches along with larger venues full of quilts , mostly art quilts by European artists, and not , well to my eye, influenced by traditional American patchwork.
There were buses to take viewers to the 4 different towns, I just followed the crowd!
My favourite pieces were the ones curated by Nancy Crow, large, bold, I bought the book. I really wanted to sit for a bit, sadly no chairs. I saw these quilts twice I was so impressed!
There were a few smaller exhibitions of work in series by several quilters, the works by Ann Johnston were magnificent. It was good to see progression over the years in their work and some really simple yet very effective art quilts!
The European quilters seem to work a little differently, which was quite refreshing.
There were also some antique quilts that had been machine quilted by a handi quilter ! These were wonderful!
I saw a woman wearing a Suffolk puff hat, then a bit later  I saw her from the front! She had a colourful Suffolk puff dress on! I thought it may have been a bit rude to take a picture of her from the front!
All in all a wonderful few days. Inspiring, busy full of wonderful things. I bought one skein of thread, one book, a Mola kit and a magnet. Thrifty!
My Mola stitching work from my class with Marion Wetter

A refreshing beer on a busy afternoon

Waiting for the bus back to Selestat, then a scramble to catch a train

That hat! With matching dress under the coat!

Lastly a picture of me taken by a new French friend I met on the bus! I saw her and her friends later on in the day, they greeted me like an old friend.
The find of the day - when I got cold and didn't have a jacket! was a green jacket I bough for 2 Euro's at the local Vinnies! Perfect!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the descriptions I enjoyed reading sounded
    great.

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