I am back from France, and ready to try to share with you what a great time I had!
I flew out on the Wednesday morning and bumped into Sue and Sue on the bus going into Nantes. I was so surprised to meet two English ladies, and then to realise that I read Sue's Blog! You can see what she has to say HERE.
The show has three main parts, the shops, the Rooms with the selected quilters in and then some quilts from a challenge in a gallery area.
Today I will show some of the shops to give you a feel of the place, and what to spend your Euros on.
There were lots of stands with knitting and crochet as well as patch work fabrics. This is something that the French seem to combine very well.
There was a lot of lovely linen fabrics by a company called Stof.
And there was this stall which had vintage motifs printed onto linen:
There lovely things from the English magazine Selvedge:
And there was a stall which had beautiful old linen and monogramed linen:
It is interesting to see what is popular in France compared to here. At this show there were vintage linens, and bright Kaffee Fassett fabrics and yarns to knit and crochet with, but not a Jelly Roll in sight!
The show is very stylish as many of the stalls have strong identity. They had tempting bundles and I loved the fact that 'Fat Quaters' were called 'Coupons'!
I''ll tell you more next time, but look at these blogs for some other views of the show: