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