Monday, April 10, 2017

Beauville Textiles

In the fall of 2015 I was able to see these amazing and beautiful antique textiles by 
Beauville  on display in Alsace. 








 They were selling scrap bags and I really didn't think I had room for them. Mary Kovall said I must! So I did!
This backing is from that bag of Beauville scraps. Such a fun memory when I look through these fabrics.

Quilts and fabric are so much more than a "blanket" for warmth. Each piece of fabric is associated with a person, place or memory that makes it special.

Have a lovely week, dear friends.

12 comments:

  1. So beautiful! What a treat :)

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  2. The piece in the first picture is a gorgeous one. Scrap bags.....I can see why you purchased one.

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  3. I have been sorting through fabric lately. I have so much fabric that brings me joy and good memories. I love it when that special piece makes its way into a project.

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  4. Really lovely fabric and great advice! I'd do what Mary Koval said too!

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  5. You are right, Lori! In 1997 I did my very first trip to U.S., where I fell in love with the world of quilts! I bought a handful of fat quarter. During this twenty years I made every effort to learn how to make a quilt, and right now I'm not an expert but I find joy in every little work I have done. Every small scrap of this fabrics still reminds me of this wonderful trip!
    Your scrap bags is a treasure!

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  6. OH so pretty! Each quilt reminds me of what I was doing at the time I was making it, along with special fabrics...quilts become memories for me!

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  7. Mary is good at encouraging us to appreciate history in fabric. Yeah Mary! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Well, I think it is a good thing you listened to Mary!

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  9. Enjoyed seeing the fabrics.I was fortunate in 2013 to visit the States and went to Mary's store. I fell in love with a quilt Mary had on the wall.Mary had a kit, which I have since made.It is my memory of fall in your country.JulieQ (a longtime friend) comment is so true for me.

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  10. love fabrics with a story!
    those large prints are so gorgeous!!!

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