Saturday, April 24, 2010

Pour L'Amour du Fil - Nantes France

Carol and her staff were incredible! They all made us feel so welcome and were so enthusiastic about the show and the craft of quilting. Quiltmania magazine just produced my book 'Contemporary Folk' which was launched at the show. I am ecstatic about he quality of this book. I could not have wished for a better publisher. It was produced in French and English and is 207 pages with 15 projects, 3 of which are all large quilts. They really captured the essence of my work.
You can see from a sneak preview that the photography is wonderful, very large, graphic and colorful.
The photography of the quilt projects for the book were taken by Guy Yoyotte-Husson and the pictures of my studio and family were taken my dad Mike Morris and my sister Wendy Morris.
The graphic designer was Elodie Beillevert (on the right below) and the translator was Elisabeth Fuchs, who also interpreted for my classes. The Book was edited by Carol Veillon the owner of Quiltmania magazine. Thanks to all for a superb job.
This is a complete picture of all of the teachers who attended the show. Due to the volcano only teachers from France, England and myself were able to make it.
I taught three classes and met wonderful people from all over Europe. They were very keen to learn about wool and the use of dimension using embroidery and textural fabrics.
I had a great interpreter Elizabeth, she made it very easy for me to teach everyone.
PourL'Amour du Fil designed a home for each teacher who attended. Due to the volcano and the fact that I was traveling in Europe prior to the disaster I am the only foreign teacher who made it to France. Here are a few pictures from my home.
I am so sorry my dear friend Sarah Fielke from Australia was not able to get here above is our quilt we did together for Down under quilts, 'Peacocks and Plumage'.
Below are some pictures of Sarah's home her in Nantes. Her quilts looked great. I just wish she was able to be here to enjoy them.
It has been very busy here. The show went until 7pm each evening, we then have dinner and collapse into bed each night. Exhausting but wonderful! Thanks to all involved.
Off to Paris this morning. Will blog again soon.
Take care
Sue

37 comments:

  1. Hi Sue! Thanks so much for the pics of the show... I wish I could have been there too, but I'm glad my quilt were and that you were able to bring your version of our quilt too :) Congrats on your book! You didn't tell me you were doing that you sneaky thing. It looks wonderful and I see something familiar draped over the table there... can't wait to see a copy. Hugs xx

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  2. Hello Sue, congratulations for you stand in Nantes. I'm sure than it was very well day. Your designs are beautiful!!!
    Thanks for your creativity!!!
    Glòria Torra (Catalunya - Spain)

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  3. bonjour, c'est avec plaisir que je vous ai saluée pendant le salon bien sur je ne suis qu'une anonyme mais j'admire votre travail.
    martine
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    Hello, I am pleased that I've praised during the show of course I'm only anonymous but I admire your travail.amicalement
    martine

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  4. Hi Sue, you always inspire me. Your work is so beautiful and fun! I just love to hear of your travels too. Cant wait to get a copy of your new book. Thanks for posting you have inspired me to get off my butt and get busy on my craft room. Take care and enjoy the rest of your trip, cant wait to see what's next. mary gealy

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  5. What a wonderful group and I know there must have been some great projects there..Your new book looks awesome and when will it be out? Looking forward to seeing it..
    Take care,
    Maggey

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  6. Wow! Love all these pics and so excited about the new book!!! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  7. I didn't know your work before Nantes and now am in love with all of your projects :)
    Got your wonderful book !!

    Merci merci for coming over to France !!!

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  8. Wonderful...your blog is so inspiring! I'm off to my wool stash! Can't wait to get your new book!

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  9. Gorgeous photos! The book looks fantastic. Do you know when it will be available in the states? What a bummer about the volcano, I hope the show was well attended even so.

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  10. I wish I may, I wish I might . . . next time...hop a flight!
    This looks amazing! I too am inspired by you . . your creativity & your teaching skill!
    See you in a couple of weeks! I am SOOOOOOO loking forward to Workt By Hand!!

    Lori Ann

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  11. Sew happy to see your post! How wonderful everything looks in your "home" and at your classes......I've been dying of curiosity to hear of your classes and students. Hope that you post soon again, miss you, hurry home, Carol

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  12. Thanks Sue,
    It was really nice to meet you in Nantes! Your "house" was stunning as were your quilts downstairs or in the class corner!

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  13. Hello Sue !
    I meet you at Nantes on saturday and it was a very nice day ! I buy your book and you dedicace it. I like a lot that you made, it's very very nice !!!
    I hope meet you later...
    (my english is very very bad)

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  14. Nice Post~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  15. yet another book I need to purchase!!!! Hoping to take a class with you when you are in the Mid Atlantic region in the future!

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  16. uhhh mom i miss you! :) oh and love you! oh and i think you are amazing! and cant wait to see your book! LOVE YOUUUUUUUU

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  17. I love how they made up your home, it is beautiful with all of your quilting and colors in it. I definitely want that book, when will it be available in the states?

    Debbie

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  18. Fantastic Sue! The book looks fabulous!!!Will they sell it here???
    Just got back from Uruguay and Brazil...was quite busy there and actually started creating some of my own patterns!
    See you soon! Gabriela

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  19. So sad !!! I was not free to be in Nantes ... I would have be so happy to tell you how much I admire your work.
    Sincerely

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  20. Wow the quilts and wool projects are fantastic in every way. We just got home from Paris on Sat, you are going to LOVE it there.

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  21. Ah - the pictures. I feel like a little hand vacuum - sucking it all in and breathing the rare air of it. I write books. But you write graphic novels. And each of your projects is like treasure, like my eyes open the chest, and layer upon layer of delights are to be discovered. So you go to Paris now? If you take the bridge to the left bank just beside Notre Dame, you will find some of the funkiest little stores on the most narrow of ancient streets (and the oldest tree in Paris). You'll like it there. And there's a quilt store just there - somewhere a few streets further in on that left bank - they had some lovely province prints there years ago -

    And now I know which one you are! I want to do what you do when I grow up. Hope I don't run out of time before that happens . . .

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  22. Okay. See what you've done. I'm yearning for this book. I want it very, very badly. Can't find it on line. Too new? Please. Tell me it's real.

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  23. I am so thrilled for you to have everyone in awe of your work, perfect title for your book and can tell I will love it. Will be waiting to see it on your website.
    Nancy

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  24. Magnifique!!!!!
    J'ai adoré ce salon!!!!
    Merci!

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  25. Sue,
    Thank you so much for all your kind words. Translating your book and interpreting for you has been a delight. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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  26. J'ai découvert vos ouvrages à Nantes et ...je suis tombée sous leur charme . J'ai , en plus , eu la chance de pouvoir échanger quelques instants avec vous et de repartir avec votre livre sous le bras : des moments de plaisir à n'en plus finir !
    Merci !
    Mano

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  27. Congratulations on your wonderful new book! It looks fantastic and I can't wait to get a copy! I l-o-v-e your quilts...Wow...so colorful and fun. What an interesting background you have.

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  28. 讚啦!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  29. 幫你加油打氣哦!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  30. Dear Sue,
    First of all congratulatios for your new book,I hope to have it soon in my shop. I have seen so many nice pictures from the show, that next year I shall plan to go. I don'nt know if you shall be there, but if so, I don´nt want to miss your class.
    I wish you good luck with your new book.
    Regards
    Rita

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  31. Your photos are fabulous! You look so happy too for the opportunity to be abroad. You are such a breath of fresh air and it's so nice to read how much people love you (Aimee too...that is sweet). I'm glad you returned home from Europe safely. Your blog is a delight for the eyes....so inspirational!

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  32. I'm SO glad I found you!via Art Escapes and our One Flower Wednesday! I'm going to put a link to your blog today because it's my new found favorite! I love, love, love everything about you.... I had an upholstery/drapery workroom for 15 years and I'm so in love with your upholstered sofa picture! :) Lots of great ideas! I'll be back to visit often! GREAT JOB! If you ever have time, I'm new to blogging... Live on Cumberland Island, GA with no bridges, stores, nothing.... but do have wild horses and love to quilt! :)
    HAVE FUN in your travels! :)

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  33. Sue, you lucky lucky woman. I had the wonderful opportunity to live in Nantes for a year. I found your blog by following a link from another one, and when I saw Nantes, it just jumped out at me. I hope you found the hospitality there as rich and welcoming as I did, and it sure sounds like you did.

    My middle name on my blog, Martine, was a name I took on myself, after a dear friend and next door neighbor while we lived there. :)

    Your book looks fantastic, how will it be marketed?

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  34. Oh la la! What lovely photos! Wish I could have been there. You are such an inspiration! Love, love, love your work!

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  35. Congratulations !!! Your book is very very BEAUTIFUll . I like your style ! You're a very good artist !
    Le ptit Bucheron
    http://bland.canalblog.com

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