Please read the introduction post to this series here if you have not already done so.
Today I would like to share with you my experiences of the quilt exhibits I visited in the town of Lièpvre, as part of the 23rd Annual European Crossroads Patchwork Meeting. I must mention here as in the rest of the towns, I was not able to see all of the exhibits; that would have required more time.
Please note that all photos were taken by my husband, Yves Zollinger on his Nikon.
My first stop on the tour of the quilt show was:
Le Pavillon des Pays – Espace Exposition
I must say that this was an excellent first exhibit to see, and one that was exciting culturally, with all the nationalities that were represented.
Please note that I have tried to translate the titles, where possible.
The first quilt I saw blew me away. It was traditional, which is probably my favorite design genre.
“Crépuscule” by Anita Querin, Belgium, 2015
This quilter has assembled what must be thousands of tiny hexagons, no bigger than the size of my pinky fingernail, to make a central pattern of hexagons and star shapes.
She uses a beautiful scalloped border which she has appliquéd with hexie flowers and hand quilted leaves.
The work this must have taken, I can only imagine!
“Mystery Family Quilt” by Claudine Bryneel, Belgium, 2016
I was particularly drawn to this quilt for its eye to detail: beautiful hand quilting combined with adorable embroidered blocks.
Here are a few of my favorite.
I wonder if the tulip block is what’s called trapunto quilting?
Jung Hi, La, Korea, 2017
“Travel to the Island” by Hye Sook, Kim, Korea, 2017
The machine quilting on this is amazing.
“Symfony of wild iris and fuchsia” by Anny Celis, Belgium, 2016
This was one I thought my mother might like with its vibrant colors and subject matter.
I would love to do a stained glass quilt like this, one day.
“Crammed in Granny’s Sewing Box” by Christine Naumann, Germany
Using old family letters, photos and family memorabilia, the artist combines fabric and doilies, together with items found in her granny’s sewing box such as decorative elements and other linens and lace. This type of quilt tells the kind of stories I would one day like to tell through my quilts.
“Squares, Squares” by Ingrid Meier, Germany
This is an excellent example of what you can do with only the littlest of your scraps.
What a great example of turning thrift into art.
“My Life Tree” by Heike Heidberg – Költgen, Germany
This quilt reminds me of the Dear Jane Quilt with its small intricate blocks, only diamond shaped of course.
What intricate hand quilting.
“Tutankhamun – Memories of an Exhibit” by Monika Sturm, Germany
The vibrant colors and textiles used are just fabulous, depicting Egyptian history and culture.
What a fantastic eye to detail the artist has.
I’m sorry we didn’t get more photos of this impressive quilt.
“The Almond Trees” by Anne-Marie Schmitt, France
The colors used in this quilt were just beautiful and the overall design, such a classic.
I would love to have this quilt hanging in my home.
With the amazing hand quilting it looks like a true antique.
“Vase of Flowers and Climbing Roses” by Michèle Beugnon, France
This is yet another quilt I wish I could call my own.
The details: both to the appliquéd arrangements and delicate border, as well as the intricate hand quilting is just phenomenal.
I adore the echo quilting, cabelling, and hatching designs used.
“Te Quiero” by Yvonne Calvez, France, 2017
I loved the “Ohio Star” blocks in this quilt and the beautiful fabrics used.
The final quilts I would like to share were exhibited in
L’ Eglise de l’Assomption
This was a special exhibit showing the works of Romana Cerna from the Czech Republic.
The two quilts that most caught my eye were:
“Sea Voyager” 2016
“Denim Trees” 2016
I just couldn’t believe how she used the different parts of jeans.
Well I am finished with my impressions from Lièpvre, but I will be back with photos and information about the quilts I viewed at the other villages as soon as possible.
Please, if you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to mention them here.
I wish you a very productive and creative weekend!