Etoile de Bethléem
(Star of Bethlehem)
by Nathalie Ferri
I've finally figured it out. We missed a great show of reproduction quilts in Brouage, France this spring.
The French Patchwork Association
puts on an exhibit every other year called
Quilts de Légende
April 13-June 12, 2013
The quilts are reproductions of antiques and must be hand quilted.
One of the stars of the show is Nathalie Ferri's.
In the comments here a few days ago Susan called my attention to the fact that Nathalie used my Civil War Crossings collection from Moda to make this amazing quilt.
You can see a PDF on the fabric at Moda's website:
Nathalie added a plain white background to show off her hand quilting.
Her inspiration was a mid-19th century American quilt
made by Ellen Fullard Wright, now in the collection
of the Shelburne Museum.
The Civil War Crossings fabric was introduced several years ago, but
pieces and pre-cuts are still available on line.
The pair with the antique on the left;
Nathalie's very impressive reproduction on the right.
More about the Legendary Quilts Exhibit 2013
I first noticed it on Linda's Quilts in the Barn blog:
I also noticed this comment from Katell here last fall:
Amitiés de France, Katell at Quilteuse Forever
Here's Katell's blog
I should have bookmarked this page.
Association France Patchwork's webpage (French Patchwork Association might be a translation):
And now we have to wait two more years. But next time I'll try to tell you ahead of time in 2015.
See an album of the 2013 exhibit:
Here is a post on their last Legendary Quilts exhibit (shown at Houston's 2012 Quilt Market):