I am Katell Renon, living near Toulouse, my pseudo is Quilteuse Forever. Everything is said, but just in case of questions about my surname, it is the Celtic form of Catherine in Brittany. Same origin as Kate, Kaitleen and so on.
To be helpful for Chloe, I gather the blocks coming from a part of my region, Occitanie (South-West France). Instead of sending all the blocks to Jeanne, we decided to make quilts with them. Thanks to Cécile Milhau, we will dispay them in a nice exhibition at the Temple of a small village, Lacaze. It will take place on June, 24 & 25 2017.
This is our first official counting. I am proud to tell you, Jeanne, that you can add 421 blocks to your account!
Here are the kind persons from Occitanie who made them:
+ 3 anonymous.
Thank you so much to each Maker!
So far, from all these blocks 2 quilts have been made, each one by one single quilter:
One top is to be added, made by The Bees from La Ruche des Quilteuses:
A club from Gers kindly sent us a parcel with as much as 60 blocks, thank you all!
Thank you so much Jeanne for this incredible Project, as much for the memory of the dear souls as for the education of people of today.
With my respect and admiration,
Katell, Quilteuse Forever
I thank you, Katell for penning this beautiful post to let everyone know about the enthusiastic commitment block makers and quilters in France brings to The 70273 Project. Thank you to all those who have made blocks and who will make blocks in the future. And last and definitely not least, thank you to Chloe, Cecile D., Cecile M., Marie-Christine, Chantal, Kristine, and so many others who reach across cultures and languages to stand shoulder-to-shoulder to commemorate the 70273 souls. It was a lucky day when our paths crossed, and I look forward to calling you “Sugar” to your face next June!
The block count has been amended to reflect an additional 421 blocks added by the good people of France, bringing our official block count to . . . 6104!
There’s a French Facebook group, if you’re interested, sitting right beside the English-speaking facebook group. You can also subscribe to the blog to stay abreast of what’s happening in The 70273 Project, and don’t worry if you don’t read English . . . there’s a translator button in the sidebar.