I am a Textile Artist who lives in the South of Brittany.

Playing with fabrics since my childhood I started quilting 30 ago with tradional quilting but have now moved to Contemporary and Art Quilts.

I had my first solo exhibition at the “Galerie du Pressoir”in Ecublens (Switzerland) in 2006, followed by a second one at the “Centre Jean Vilars in Bellegarde (France) in 2012.

I love to introduce hand printing and new techniques to modify the surface of the fabric I use and I like to hand-dye my own fabrics.

My quilts are inspired by nature, landscapes and photos taken when I am travelling. Oriental architecture and historical facts are also a source of inspiration for me.

When I am not making quilts or preparing an exhibition, I am teaching.I enjoy these opportunities to meet new people and share my knowledges.
I also completed a Certificate in creative Quilting with “City & Guilds” of London.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo exhibits

2012 Centre Jean Vilars, Bellegarde (France)
2006 Galerie du Pressoir, Ecublens (Switzerland)

Exhibits in shows

2016 Vendée Quilt, La Roche sur Yon (France)
Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saône (France)
2015 Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival, Ontario (Canada)
Open European Quilt Championships (OEQC) Maastricht (Netherland)
2014 Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saône (France)
Quilt & Fiber Art Festival Waterloo Region, Ontario (Canada)
2013 Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saône (France)
Aigu’illes en Lubéron, Saint Martin de la Brasque (France)
Fils Croisés, La Roche sur Foron (France)
2012 Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saône (France)
Art Textiles, Brioude (France)
Salon des créateurs, Evian (France)
2011 Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Anse sur Grave (France)

Group Exhibits
2016 Contemporary Quilt, Challenge « On the Edge”, several locations in the UK
2016 Fifteen by Fifteen : TAQS (Taïwan International Quilt Exhibition), Tainan City and
Taichnung City (Taïwan)
Fifteen by Fifteen : Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saône (France)
Stitched-Art-Textiles : Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saône (France)
Stitched-Art-Textiles : Minnesota Quilters Special Exhibit, Minneapolis (USA)
2015 Fifteen by Fifteen : OEQC, Maastricht (Netherland)
Stitched-Art-Textile : OEQC, Maastricht (Netherland)
2014 Contemporary Quilt, FOQ (Festival of Quilts) Birmingham (UK)
2014 Fifteen by Fifteen : Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Villefranche sur Saône (France)
2013 Contemporary Quilt, FOQ (Festival of Quilts) Birmingham (UK)

Other Exhibits

2016 TAQS (Taïwan International Quilt Exhibition), Tainan City & Taichnung City (Taïwan)
2014 OEQC (Open European Quilts Championship) Maastricht (Netherland)
2014-2013-2012-2011-2010-2009-2008-2007 FOQ (The Festival of Quilts), Birmingham
(UK)
2009 Swiss Quilt Festival, Soleure (Switzerland)
Centre Européen du Patchwork, Sallèle d’Aude (France)
2008 Salon « Art du Quilt », Morzine (France)

2005-2004-2003-2002 Quilt Expo, Lyon (France)
2004 Europa Quilt Festival, La Haye (The Netherland)

Publications

Burda Patchwork N° 50 (Summer 2016) : Artist Portrait
Les Nouvelles, Patchwork et Création Textile N° 120 (Spring 2014) : Artist portrait & article
published
Magic Patch N° 61 (march 2006) Pattern published
Magic Patch N° 53 (Nov. 2004) Article published
Magic Patch N° 51 (July 2004) Pattern published

Experience
2016 Quilt Expo en Beaujolais (France) : Judge for the challenge “ Liberty “
2015 OEQC Maastricht (Netherland) : Judge for the challenge “People”

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Créatrice
Chantal Guillermet