My trip to Nantes was hugely successful apart from the night before when I discovered my car wouldn't start. The AA man arrived late evening and run lost of diagnostics from his computer and couldn't find out what was wrong. Gone are the days when they just lifted the bonnet and pushed and pulled a few things. After some time it was decided the car should be towed to the garage where the keys were left for them. Fortunately Sue had driven up from Cornwall that evening and we were able to set off at 6.30am for the airport in her car. Before I go any further I will tell you now I had a phone call in France that afternoon from VW to say they had found the fault. Wait for it !! I had put petrol in my diesel car!Duh big Duh I think the diesel pump swapped places with the petrol. Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. As you can imagine I came back to a large bill!!!
Well Nantes was great and will now show you lots of eye candy.
Bill Volckening's New York Beauty quilts were just wonderful. http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.co.uk/
Of course I had to have my photo with Bill
Then it was time to find Irene Blancks booth.http://www.focusonquilts.com.au/ what lovely fresh quilts Irene makes and she now has a book out with Quiltmania
so these were the two books that came home with me. Bill's is a little on the weighty side and not for bedtime reading and makes a nice addition to my coffee stool.
The weather was wonderful in Nantes and as usual meet up with lots of friends from around the world. We have such a good time when we meet up with these like minds . Randi, Ellen Sue, Sylvia, Irene and myself had dinner together in the evenings but without Irene one of them as she was at the Quiltmania reception.
I will try to get posting some more from this trip in the next few days but with Quilts UK coming up who can tell.