Quiltmania magazine is a bimonthly magazine which is published in three languages:
French, English and Dutch and which has become, since 1997, the reference for all the quilters thanks to
the quality of its content, exhibitions of quilts from all over the world, collections, artists and
original sections, of which Quilts & Enchanting Homes, and also 3 detailed projects in cm and inches.
From appliqué to piecing together, all the traditional techniques are offered in our magazine and come
with many free tutorials.
for the 2018 "Pour l'Amour du Fil" show!
The 10th edition of the « Pour l’Amour du Fil » show will take place à the Parc des Exposition de la Beaujoire, in Nantes, France, from April 25th to the 28th, 2018.
From Provence to more distant horizons, the South will be honored with everything it represents: heat, colors, sea, landscapes, traditions…
"Spirit of the South” will be the theme of the contest for this upcoming show!
Take up your needle and thread and let us dream and travel with your colorful creations!
The next show we will be participating in will be in Birmingham from August 10th-13th at the Festival of Quilts.
For this occasion, Quiltmania is organizing a little prize contest. The lucky winners will receive FREE ENTRY PASSES to this top European quilt show! All you have to do is answer our online questionnaire between June 22nd-30th, 2017.
6 winners will be drawn from the participants who answer the questions correctly.
The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Militar
War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics
September 6, 2017–January 7, 2018
War and Pieced is the first exhibition in the United States to showcase the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by men using richly dyed wools derived from British military and dress uniforms.
Soldier's Patchwork with Incredible Border, artist unidentified, India, 1855 (pre-1881), felted wools from military uniforms, with beads; hand-applied beadwork, layered and hand-appliquéd border, 82 x 88 in., The Annette Gero Collection. Photo by Tim Connolly, Shoot Studios.
Organized by the American Folk Art Museum, New York, in collaboration with the International Quilt & Study Center and Museum, University of Lincoln–Nebraska. Cocurated by Dr. Annette Gero, international quilt historian, author, and collector, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Chief Curator, and Director of Exhibitions at the American Folk Art Museum.
This quilt is a true work of art, and yes, it is mainly aimed at appliqué enthusiasts as this wild herbarium is composed of dozens of different fl owers, cut from a subtle palette of greys and taupes, appliquéd directly on a background.
This marvel will be given to you in three parts, due to the enormous full-size pattern!
Anne-Hélène's video in English to help you creating this quilt
Important note regarding the background fabric
- If you have not yet purchased the background fabric, you will need 5.3 m (57/8yd) of fabric. Either via three 175 x 65 cm (69” x 26”) strips sewn together OR via an assembled 175 x 192 cm (69” x 77”) rectangle.
- If you have already purchased your background fabric, do not worry. All you need to do is to cut a central strip measuring 105 cm wide (42”) x 175 cm (69”) long (diagram #1). Then cut the two strips measuring 105 cm wide (42”) x 175 cm (69”) long which will be added at the top and bottom of the central strip. In doing so, you will not have any problems in creating the background rectangle measuring 175 x 192 cm (69” x 77”).
05/15/2017 - Update
Please, find below detailed pictures of the quilt.
PLEASE NOTE: The entire Quiltmania team will be preparing for, and present at, the Pour L'Amour du Fil show from Friday, April 14th in the evening until Monday, April 24th. As such, we will not be able to respond immediately to your calls nor emails during this time. All requests and orders will be handled upon our return.
We thank you for your understanding.
Come visit us and discover our lastest releases at our booth C00.
Visit the Pour l'Amour du Fil show's website to discover the artists, the classes, exhibits and to ro reserve your tickets!HERE
Pour l’Amour du Fil show - From April 19th to 23rd, 2017 in Nantes – FRANCE
Embroidery . Patchwork . Knitting . Sewing … « BOHO-INDIE » is the theme of this 9th Edition !
Thread Arts will be hugely displayed at this new edition!
In 2017, Exceptional exhibits, the Antique Welsh Quilts and Passacaglia, dozens of artists and designers from all over the world : Amy and David Butler,Di Ford, Ségolaine Schweitzer, Bonnie Sullivan, Norma Whaley, Margaret Mew, Judy Newman, Petra Prins, Kaffe Fassett, Deidre Abel, Dawn Heese, Misao Wada, and many others…
More than 120 selected stands, workshops, live wide-screen demos and an open space for bloggers to stop and chat in a friendly atmosphere.
Salon Pour l’Amour du Fil
Hall 4 – Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire – NANTES - France