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Thread: like to see a French expo?

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    Went to look at this small exhibition the other day.
    The group consists only of 7 ladies, and their work is beautiful. Everything is done by hand, none of them uses a machine at all. As always the photos don't really do justice to the quilting and the applique work, which is stunning. Unfortunately the sun through the big windows prevented some photos.
    It was in the Abbey in the town of Brantome (about 40 minutes from us). The town is an island on the river Dronne, and is known as the Venice of the Perigord. The Benedictine Abbey was founded by in 769, has a very interesting history, and has the oldest belltower in France. I have put a few pix of the Abbey etc at the end.
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    WOW! Those are awesome!

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    Very nice.

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    hope I'm not boring you!
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    this is the Abbey
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    love this, board game!
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    beautiful, but EXPENSIVE restaurant
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    Katrine, what amazing talent for only seven ladies!! Those quilts are simply stunning, I particularly liked the African plain, but they are all very special quilts, thanks for letting us see such fantastic work :D

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    Izy, Yes they are really talented. There were some wholecoth quilts with amazing quilting on, but these I couldn't get because of the sun.
    There was a tombola, bought some tickets, and the prizes were pieces of their work - hope I am lucky!

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    Your not boring me at all! Keep em comin'

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    Wow, Katrine, thanks for sharing those incredible quilts. What talent those ladies have. It is very interesting to see quilting as an art form in different countries. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Also--that Abbey is incredible--so glad you included pics of it too.

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    Gorgeous quilts! I couldn't even imagine doing one all by hand. Such talent! Pictures of Abbey are amazing. So much history.

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    Gorgeous!! I LOVE the one with the baskets. Thanks so much for letting us see them.

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    Ah, thank you for filling that part that needs to look at beautiful things.
    Those quilts are incredible. I couldn't even begin to pick a favourite, although I'm partial to the 3D effect in the very first one. And the setting, it would be a real reverent feeling to be in such an awe-inspiring place surrounded by those quilts. Thank you so much for the pictures.


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    Such beautiful work! I had never thought of a bargello with triangles - it is spectacular! All of them are. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us.

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    The quilts are stunning! And the other pics were beautiful too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    Absolutely beautiful!!!

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    Beautiful!!!! Both the quilts and the Abbey. Just gorgeous!

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    wow! beautiful

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    Amazing work! Thanks so much for sharing with us. And what a beautiful place the Abbey is too, just lovely, all of it! :D

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