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mardi 4 septembre 2018

Quilters Meet & Greet


I'm so honored to be part of the 2018 Online Quilters Meet & Greet!
Benita from Benita Skinner's Creative Space and Victoriana Quilt Designs ask me to be part of it, and so here is a post about me and my quilting, to introduce myself.
Je suis très honorée de faire partie de 2018 Online Quilters Meet & Greet ! C'est une opération menée par Benita de Benita Skinner's Creative Space et de Victoriana Quilt Designs, qui vise à faire connaître des quilters.


It's also about winning One Great Grand Prize!
Every blog you visit during the party gives you a chance to enter for the Great Grand Prize.
See at the end of this post for more details.
C'est aussi l'occasion de gagner un Grand Prix !
Chaque blog visité pendant cette opération vous offre une chance de participer au Grand Prix.
Voir à la fin du billet pour plus d'infos.


I'm so pleased to meet you! I'm Frédérique, a French girl (well, when we reach 48 years old, are we still a girl? Hmmm...), living in North-East of France. I'm a teacher, a trainer of trainers.
Ravie de vous rencontrer ! Je suis Frédérique, 48 ans (bigre, déjà...), installée dans le Grand-Est. Je suis enseignante, formatrice de formateurs.


I live here!
Je suis là !

Hi! Here I am ;)
Bonjour ! C'est moi ;-)

My hometown is in the Alps, but I used to travel a lot, sometimes during long periods. I visit US and Canada for 6 years, traveling with a sailboat, and for 6 months with an RV across the country, visiting nearly all the National Parks! It's where I learnt to quilt.
Je suis originaire de Savoie, mais beaucoup de voyages m'ont permis de visiter des bouts du monde, dont les Etats-Unis et le Canada, en voilier pendant 6 ans, et en camping-car pendant 6 mois. C'est là que j'ai appris le quilting.


All began in Tahiti, French Polynesia. I was living there and took interest at the local patchwork, the tifaifai. An art which fascinated me, by the beauty of the patterns, inspired by local fauna and flora, and the meticulous hand stitching. In 2005, I made a tifaifai pa'oti: 2 large pieces of fabric sewn together in applique.
Tout à commencé à Tahiti, en Polynésie française où j'ai habité plusieurs années. Le patchwork local, le tifaifai, est un art qui me fascine, par la beauté des motifs largement inspirés de la faune et de la flore locales, et la confection manuelle minutieuse. En 2005, j'ai fait un tifaifai pa'oti : 2 grandes pièces de tissus cousues l'une sur l'autre, selon la technique de l'appliqué.

My very first patchwork!
Mon tout premier patch!

After that, we visited Hawaiian Islands, Washington State, British Columbia, California, so many inspiring places for quilting! Quilt shops and classes, libraries full of wonderful books, I was delighted! I learned how to appliqué, to piece, to quilt, the traditional and modern way.
Ensuite nous avons visité Hawaï, l'Etat de Washington, la Colombie Britannique (Canada), la Californie, autant d'endroits inspirants ! Boutiques de quilts et cours de quilting, bibliothèques pleines de livres merveilleux, j'étais ravie ! J'ai appris l'appliqué, le piécé, le quilting, le patch traditionnel et moderne.

At the beginning I had very few space inside the sailboat for quilting, but now I'm living in a house, with my sewing studio! Much more convenient ;)
Au début j'avais peu d'espace dans le bateau pour coudre, mais maintenant que je suis dans une maison, j'ai mon petit studio ! Bien plus pratique ;-)

Inside the sailboat, layering the top and the border where the bed should be!
Dans le bateau, bordure appliquée sur le top, à la place du lit !

In the house, a sight of a corner of my sewing space. Much bigger!
A la maison, une vue d'un coin de mon espace de couture. Bien plus grand !

Since 2005, I made some quilts, all given to friends and family! I started a blog then, for keeping a record of all of them. This one, Celtic, was given to my mother-in-law in 2007, and I love to see it on her wall!
Depuis 2005, j'ai réalisé quelques quilts, tous donnés aux amis et à la famille! J'ai commencé un blog à cette époque pour tenir un journal de mes patch. Celui-ci, Celtique, a été offert à ma belle-mère, et j'adore le revoir sur son mur !



An overview of my quilts:
Un aperçu de mes quilts :





I'm not a super productive quilter, I made few quilts, but very often only one or two at once. Very few work in progress left aside and forgotten!
I love to learn new techniques, and recently:

Je ne suis pas du genre à produire beaucoup de quilts, j'en ai relativement peu fait, mais très souvent un ou deux maximum à la fois. Très peu d'en cours non achevés et oubliés !
J'aime apprendre de nouvelles techniques, et récemment :

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And now, more about the Great Grand Prize!
Every blog you visit during the party gives you a chance to enter for the Great Grand Prize. Just click the button below!
Limited to one entry per blog.
What is this Great Grand Prize? Have a look HERE
Et maintenant, plus d'infos concernant le Grand Prix !
Chaque blog visité pendant cette opération vous offre une chance de participer au Grand Prix. Il suffit de cliquer sur le bouton ci-dessous !
Limité à une entrée par blog.
Qu'y a-t-il dans ce Grand Prix ? Un aperçu ICI


Enter for the Great Grand Prize, from as many blogs as you wish to visit, throughout the month!
Participez au Grand Prix, depuis autant de blogs que vous voulez visiter, tout au long du mois !




Thank you for reading my post, I hope you will come and visit again ;)
Merci de votre passage, en espérant vous revoir bientôt ;-)

39 commentaires:

  1. You do beautiful work! Nice to meet you through the Meet and Greet!! I hope the hop brings you many new readers and followers!

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  2. I love that you lived/quilted in a boat! So fun! Glad you participated in the M&G -- lots of beautiful work to see. And yes -- we're 'girls' 'til the end!! :)

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  3. Beautiful work and I LOVE the Celtic! thanks for sharing.

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  4. Excellent post! Well done! It’s fun to learn more about you!

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  5. J'ai beaucoup appris sur toi et ce que tu aimes. Merci de nous faire visiter un petit coin de ton univers. Superbe tes quilts! ;^)

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  6. Love them all, but your "Dashing" is my favourite. I enjoyed learning more about you.

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  7. Celtique, he is stunning. How brave and with a lot of perseverance to quilt on a boat. I am sure your studio is so much easier. A wonderful selection of your quilting, and I also really enjoy applique. Lovely to "meet " you.

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  8. What fun to learn more about you and see lots of your beautiful projects, Frederique! It's hard to imagine making a quilt while living in a boat - I enjoyed seeing the photos of where you worked!

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  9. Oh Frederique, it is so nice to get to know you. It is commendable that you managed to create beauty within the limited confines of a boat. I am heartened that there are still some things about America that can inspire folks across the pond. Machine binding is fast and strong - I love it!!!

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  10. Quilting in a sail boat is quite the challenge! Your work is very beautiful!

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  11. Lovely to meet you and your blog. Love your projects.

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  12. Such a wide range of quilts made around the globe. Dashing and Little Red Riding Hood are my favorites!! Enjoy your new studio.

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  13. Bonjour! Great to meet you, gosh my french is not what it used to be, I tried to read the English first and then the French, ha ha, I remember some words and it's easier to read than to speak.... I've been to France several times as a kid and up in the mountains too I think, I'm trying to think of what painter's studio we saw on a school trip from Denmark, I've also been to Paris a few times with my parents and with my mom when I turned 18!
    Great quilts you've made, keep going at it! where do you get your fabrics? I remember this french market in Provence I visited and now I wish I had bought some fabrics or a skirt! Oh well C'est la vie! That's life!

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    1. Hi Bea! My English is not that good, and I don't accurately translate French to English ;)
      As I lived 18 years in French Polynesia (yes, my post doesn't say everything about me, it would be too boring ;)), I bought a lot of fabrics there. Since I returned in France, I get them from fabric stores in Paris or closer to my place, and from events like the "Salon du tissu" (France, Belgium, Luxemburg), or the "Carrefour Européen du Patchwork" very soon in France (Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace). Great places to buy a lot of fabric ;))

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  14. Je suis heureuse d'avoir trouvé ton blog. Je suis impressionnée de la variété de tes projets, tous superbes. Tu t'es lancée à plein élan avec ton premier! Ce tifaifai pa'oti est magnifique. Je n'ai réussi qu'un petit coussin de 20 cm de ce genre!

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  15. It's nice to meet you. You have a wonderful collection of quilts. I love the variety of your work :)

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  16. Je suis ravie de voir ta photo, je me souviens d'une où tu avait les cheveux court il y a longtemps. Ce petit résumé de ta vie de quilteuse et bien sympathique... Je me souviens quand je suivais les déplacements de ton bateau.... Je vais aller voir un peu les autres blogs bien sur.

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  17. I always love visiting your blog - but now I have learned so much more about yoU! What a great thing to travel and see so much of our world! that is so amazing. And quilting on a boat - that is something totally unique!! Great to learn more about your quilting adventures!

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  18. So many gorgeous projects, especially the Tifaifai quilt!

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  19. I am absolutely in love with applique and would love to be as proficient at it as you. Beautiful quilts and designs

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  20. Love all your work. Isn't it great that you have travelled so much and we're able to stitch at the same time.

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  21. Your blog post inspires me to keep finishing projects as I start them rather than letting them become UnFinished Objects or UFOs as we call them. You’ve made a lot of lovely quilts.

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  22. Your work is fantastic. I especially love the Red Riding Hood quilt. I am heading over to read more about that one now.

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  23. génial de redécouvrir ton parcours!

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  24. Beautiful! Thank you for giving us a look at your quilts!

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  25. Beautiful work and it was so nice to learn more about you! You are certainly traveled around the world!

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  26. Bonjour Frédérique, je suis ravie de te connaître. Tu as fait des beaux voyages et tes quilts sont vraiment fantastiques. C'est si intéressant de voir le cheminement de tout le monde - on est toutes différentes mais le même!

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  27. Je rattrape un peu de mon retard en visites de blog! Sympa de voir ta photo! J'espère qu'un jour, on pourra se rencontrer. J'adore ton chaperon rouge :-) Belle soirée

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  28. Nice to meet you! How wonderful that you are able to quilt while traveling. I enjoyed your quilt show and especially liked the Red Riding hood quilt. Thank you for sharing!

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  29. That's a pretty incredible quilt for a first effort at patchwork! And it's amazing that you could manage to quilt in a small sailboat. Thank you for inviting us for a visit.

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  30. You are quite the accomplished quilter. To think you did much of your earlier quilting in a sailboat is outstanding. You've been very lucky to have such travels in your life.

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  31. So awesome, Frédérique - I got a great sense of you as a quilter.
    I love your Red Riding Hood quilt - so fun!
    Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  32. Amazing work! Quilting in a sailboat would be very little space, but you did a wonderful quilt. Beautiful

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  33. I enjoyed reading of all your adventures. I can't imagine living and quilting on a sailboat, what an experience. Your quilts are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Celtique, magnificent with the colours and the border. Thanks for all your tutorials, I loved the owls so much I have saved it.

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  35. Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL!!! Your work is Amazing...and so creative! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  36. I especially like your version of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge - one of my favorite nursery rhymes.

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  37. Bonjour, Frederique! I've read your posts over the past few months but I had no idea of your quilting journey -- a real journey, not just metaphorical! Lovely work. Thanks for joining the Meet & Greet.

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