I am not doing very well with this blogging lark I want to share my news and ideas but am frustrated at my lack of knowledge about typepad. Twice now I have lost into cyberspace two big blogs that took me ages to download. It old news and i have nearly forgotten it all. The help button doesn't! I will dunk my digestive and try again. As I was saying twice before! that I recently crossed the water in a very impressive Brittany ferry, with pink cabin and duvets! and taught at the Pour L'Amour du Fil quilt show in Nantes, i say taught i didnt have full classes cos of me being english! but my interpreter Elizabeth and i had a lot of fun, and a few tears that actually turned into sobs because i missed the Royal wedding. At this show like ones in Japan they have 'rooms' decorated in the style of invited guests. They were very impressive and inspiring. This is Yoko Saito or Shizuko Kuoha, i lost forgot, ( sorry thats a family saying that my brother used to say). Alot of these fabrics were vintage and the stitching, on such thick fabrics, were so small.
The next room was the two girls from American, Piece of Cake designs.................. These quilts really sang, i have a book of theirs but now i have seen these i must study and investigate their techniques. The settee is sensational.
Jan Patek . I have loved her stuff for years and years and to see her in the flesh was amazing, i acted all cool and couldn't even mumble a sentence let alone ask for an autograph. Its strange when people ask me to sign a book i think don't be silly its only ole me, but i love having a signing from someone i admire humm!
Lynette Anderson from Australia was there, we keep meeting up in the most unusual places . Her stand looked wonderful and she never fails to surprise me with the amount of quilts she churns out each year.
This is Kate . I could never have done the show without her. We have learnt lots of new French words and giggled so much it was great fun having her on board.
I feel much better now I have overcome my blogging problems!! I think the photos were worth seeing as it is a very special show.