Friday, November 8, 2019

Broderie Perse Exhibit and Almost Amish winner!

First, what is Broderie Perse? 
In French "broderie perse" means Persian embroidery, but it also came to refer to the lovely applique of printed chintz flowers and other motifs onto a solid fabric. These exquisite quilts have been made since the 1700s.
A good explanation of the history of it can be found HERE at

Cynthia Collier proposed to Quilts, inc an exhibit of currently made Broderie Perse quilts from a wide variety of talented women.
They accepted and it was one of the highlights of the International Quilt Fest this month.

Such an elegant block. One of my faves!!

This was just a sampling of the amazing exhibit!! 

And, in case you thought I forgot, I drew a number from everyone who added their Almost Amish quilt to the linky party. 
I have a little of this and a little of that!! Aurora tells the story of a religious community that started in Oregon and now they have a wonderful and active historical society and home of my favorite quilt show in Oregon! I love this book. 
The random number generator chose #7 out of 38 links!! Katy of KatyQuilts is the winner! Please send me your mailing address and I'll get the goodies in the mail.

You all have an amazing weekend!!


  1. Thanks for sharing this amazing exhibit. I've never done this, have you? Some of those prints are to die for!

  2. Beautiful quilts! Thanks for the Friday eye candy

  3. Some pretty amazing quilts! Thanks for sharing the exhibit with us. I have a copy of Aurora, a very interesting read with photos of some wonderful quilts,
    Katy will love it.

  4. Thank you for sharing these! I get to Bird Song and think "??!! Wait... !?!?!?!? I have that bird fabric!" My use of it is not nearly so fantastic though.

    1. i HAVE BEEN thinking the same thing since seeing these quilts! Great use of fabric that my mind doesn't seem to work like theirs.

  5. The quilts are incredible. I have never attempted (nor do I think I ever will) this technique, but what quilters can do with it is fascinating.

  6. Congrats to Katy on the win. Almost Amish was really a fun quilt along. Thanks for doing this Lori. Blessings.

  7. I've never been a super fan of Broderie Perse, but I can tell these quilts are amazing. Would love to see some of these in person. Thanks for sharing!:)

  8. I cannot imagine the hours and talent that went into making these beautiful pieces of art. It amazes me that these talented people walk among us on this planet. It's astounding and so are their quilts! Thank you for sharing as I would never have known.

  9. I always thought the term perce' / perse', w the accent mark that we can't type on English keyboards, meant pierced or cut out embroidery. The Persian translation is new to me, learn something new in quilt history every day. Interesting.


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