Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Hi Everyone

I'm very excited to share with you a rare opportunity that has just cropped up.  We are very happy to present 

Marie-Christine Flocard

Lecture on

French Toiles de Jouy  
 The History and Printing Process in the 18th Century.

Marie-Christine has quilted since 1980 when she started quilting in Berkeley, California with Roberta Horton.  She teaches throughout Europe.  She is the author of three  books Published by Martingale and C&T, "Le Rouvray ", Quilt Basics" and "Provence Quilts and Cuisine".

This Fall one of her quilts, a "Provençal Boutis" won an Honourable mention at IQA.

For 20 years Marie-Christine has worked for all the quilts shows organised by the International Quilts Festival, as their European liaison in charge of the floor plans for special exhibits.

Marie-Christine has an interest in French Toile du Jouy, and has extensively researched these fabrics.  Her lecture” French Toiles de Jouy - The History and Printing Process in the 18th Century”, has been presented in Europe and the US.  This is the only Lecture being given in Australia.

I understand Marie-Christine has quite a few toile fabrics in her suitcase to show us.

If you have any interesting French Toile de Jouy fabrics please bring them along.  I always love a show and tell.  Afternoon tea will be provided.

Lecture in the Shop

Sunday 2nd February 2.00 - 4.00

Cost $30.00 per person. (non-refundable)

Booking essential, please phone the shop on 02 9550 4947.

I realise that this is short notice, but you have to grab an opportunity when it presents itself.  Please tell all your friends about the Lecture.

Toile is a fabric, from the French word meaning "linen cloth" or "canvas", particularly cloth or canvas for painting on. The word "toile" can refer to the fabric itself, a test garment (generally) sewn from the same material, or a type of repeated surface decoration (traditionally) printed on the same fabric. The term entered the English language around the 12th century.

Look forward to seeing you .


1 comment:

  1. Wow, I wish I lived in the country you do. What a fantastic opportunity! I am a bit jealous of all the quilters who will be in attendance.


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