Wednesday, September 30, 2015

European Patchwork Vacation Part Two

We left Paris early in the morning on the high speed train to Strasbourg, where we rented a car to drive to the villages that the European patchwork was taking place. It was so beautiful and quaint!
 The first town we went to for the exhibit was Liepvre and the first building and the first quilt I saw was......
This amazing beauty! These were the " Quilts de Legende" Reproductions of antique quilts. They were all masterpieces!! I was so thrilled to see these in person.




 This is the border from the quilt above it. It looked like tapestry fabric.  I was intrigued.
 These were tiny baskets. I adore that pink print too!


 The workmanship was amazing- all hand done!



 The villa behind Rene was where one of the exhibits was. 
 Most of the churches were open with quilt exhibits.
 A view from our kitchen window in Thannenkirch. As you can see our pace slowed a bit from Paris.
 The hidden gem of Thannenkirch is considered the zone of tranquility and silence. 
We couldn't get enough of the beauty of the countryside!

Another exhibit I liked a lot was called, Log cabin: between Tradition and Modernity
11 contemporary artists created their own interpretation of an antique log cabin. Uh, I didn't get any photos of the contemporary versions, only the antiques! LOL Enjoy!






More to come.

33 comments:

  1. What wonderful quilts. I long to see those Quilts de Legende in person someday. Thank you so much for sharing them. Simply magnificent!

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  2. Oh My GOSH what fabulous traditional quilt - thanks Lori!! I loved seeing these beauties

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  3. Thank you to specify that all the quilts of Brouage are all hand made (piecing and quilting !). Most of the ladies are working now for the next show in two years !
    The Log are awesome too......wow !
    Thank you for sharing Lori !! :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing, it's wonderful.

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  5. Thanks for sharing, it's wonderful.

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  6. Amazing quilts! And beautiful countryside. Lucky you!!

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  7. I had no idea that such masterpieces were being made in France. To me, each of these quilts would take years to produce (even one of them would take me a lifetime). The design and workmanship are unbelievable! Thanks so much for sharing!
    And I love the pictures of the French countryside.

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  8. Great trip and great everything. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. OMG...amazing quilts! Incredible scenery! I need to go back and take another look...perhaps several! WOW!

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  10. Wow, absolutely stunning - the quilts and the countryside! I keep looking again and again!

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  11. Thanks so much, Lori! These are SO inspiring. I must go to this show someday.

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  12. how lucky i am to travel to such wonderful places like this via the blog....thanks!

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    1. And I feel so fortunate and humbled to be able to go!!!

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  13. WOW! WOW! What incredible quilts! I enjoyed you pictures so very much.

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  14. You've certainley made beautiful memories on this trip. The countryside looks stunning and quilts just as stunning.

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  15. After picking my jaw back up from the floor, I hardly know what to say.
    Looks like an astounding experience!

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  16. What a wonderful trip for you and your daughter! Just love your photos! Is this the show where ALL quilts are All handmade? I love the idyllic countryside photos.......that would be my favorite place to visit!!

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  17. I've enjoyed every photo you've posted about your trip. The quilts are beyond beautiful. What a truly awesome experience you and your daughter were able to enjoy.

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  18. I am so thankful for sharing such beauty through your space on the Web. I feel so blessed to have seen so much talent.... thank you :o) mari by the way: the log cabin quilts are just stunning!

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  19. Wowsers! Almost too much inspiration to be believed! I bet you had a hard time soaking it all in.:) What a great trip. Glad you can share it with your daughter.:)

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  20. Beautiful landscapes, beautiful quilts--thanks for sharing!

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  21. Dear Lori,
    these are beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing.
    Did you enjoy the landscape. Wonderful colors at the moment with fall just arriving.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  22. Gorgeous! The Quilts de Legende are always breathtaking, I have seen two of these exhibitions at the Quilt Festival in Houston, and when I am there I just keep coming back to those quilts. Lovely to see more of the surroundings as well, so beautiful.

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  23. Thankyou for sharing these lovely photo!

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  24. These quilts are amazing! Thank you for showing close up pics of the quilting.... gave me a few ideas for my next quilt! :-)

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  25. Wow - what amazing quilts and beautiful countryside! I can't get over all of the beautiful work and stunning quilts. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. The first quilt you show with the circles of triangle shapes is a wow quilt!

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  27. I love, love, love, the quilt with the tapestry-look border! Thanks for sharing all your vaca photos with us, especially the quilts. Did I mention that I love the quilt with the tapestry-look border!?! ;o) HUGS... and stitches

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  28. I cannot believe it! I just bought that piece of upholstery fabric that is used in the border! Now I know how to use it. I was going to make a duffle bag our of it, but it may now be destined for a quilt. What an incredible coincidence!

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