Chintz

No blog tonight, I’m writing an assignment on Chintz "The painted cloth"…. sorry. This first piece was one I viewed today at the Victoria and Albert Museum is embroidered over the painting. The bottom quilt is just painted…. I told you drapplique is an old method.

Leaving France.

Leaving on a jet plane!!!!! First you have to actually GET to the airport. We had a hire car in France and driving to the airport wasn’t really a problem… but the traffic was beginning to build up as we approached he airport…We did go around a couple of times but finally the GPS got…

Taking photos to create quilts

One of the things we do intuitively when we make quilts is pay attention to detail.If you are piecing a quilt you know that it’s important to have an accurate 1/4" seam other wise you’re going to end up with a dog of a quilt. If you come to one of my classes, we alway…

Monet’s garden

We arrived in London quite late last night. (well early this morning really) Tired, late and a little brain dead. There was no conversation as we sat side by side in the back of Cyril’s London taxi on the way to the apartment. I dislike arriving in another place at night, I wake up in…

Art is not what you see.

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas (1834-1917) I thought I might share a little information about this area of France. Normandy was named by King Rollo, a viking who invaded the country. His Descendant William, commonly spoken of here as William the Bastard became William the Conqueror…

Monet’s garden album Classes from Monet’s Garden

Poppies, Projects and persistance.

wo days without a blog. But the mind and body have not been idle. I’ve had some time to study and begin a new article. First of all, everything is in bloom here and I’m suffering mightily with hay fever. Time away from my major project is weighing hard on my mind….. it’s possibly because…

There were too many things to write about yesterday. However, I will have a rest and then attempt to do it justice.

French Country Side

Our friend turned up with our deposit early this morning…. so one challenge completed. (wipe the brow) Next challenge.  – drive the car through Paris. Fortunately for us Hertz was just one block away, so like a troop of tourists we wound our way down the street towing our cases behind us.We picked up the…

Quilting in Paris.

Le Rouvray. Walk a few 100 feet down the cobblestone rue de la BĂ»cherie and at the end you come to a charming little interlude of old buildings which now house cafe’s and the Le Rouvray quilt shop. It’s just a stones throw from Notre Dame Cathedral and  a short walk from the banks of…