In 2012, there were more than 10,000 visitors at this event which attained international heights. It is within this same colourful, warm and jolly atmosphere that the organisers are waiting to see you in April 2013 and with maybe even more of you wanting to discover new things to do for handwork!

There will be exhibitions, designers and artists of international fame from the world over: Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably, Polly Minick & Laurie Simpson, Di Ford, Anne Woringer, Ségolaine Schweitzer, Petra Prins, Nathalie Méance (La fée Pirouette)...lodged in their little "house" furnished and decorated and where they will be glad to meet you.

Exclusively dedicated to the delights of thread (embroidery, knitting, sewing, patchwork....), Pour l'Amour du Fil is the place for swapping creative ideas and in 2013, you will be able to see demos on giant screens, together with classes and workshops for all levels given by our artists and designers.

More than one hundred exhibitors from around the world will be in the Big Hall !

There will be a big surprise, NOT TO BE MISSED!

This 5th Edition will be marked by an exceptional occasion for quilt-lovers from the all over the world ! The mythical quilt 'Dear Jane' will celebrate its 150th birthday at the Pour l'Amour du Fil trade-fair and it will leave its home for the first time in the Bennington Museum, Vermont to come to Nantes.

Our special invited personality will be Brenda Papadakis, author of the eponymous book sold at more than 109 000 copies in several languages and who, during the fair, will be offering conferences and workshops - a real chance to meet her .

To celebrate all this in style, we are hoping to accommodate as many world-wide Dear Jane fan clubs as possible!

The organizers are launching a challenge :

To exhibit 100 Dear Jane quilts from far and wide (exact replicas or adaptations are accepted) !

To make room for this enormous exhibition, an extra hall will be opened on the right hand side of the Big Hall.....the trade-fair is getting bigger !

Practical information about the fair !

- Classes and workshops are on offer through-out the fair

- The Exhibitors' list : CLICK HERE

- Demos of fabrics and techniques will be held on a giant screen

- Fees : 9.5 Euros full fare (only available on site)
8 Euros : only available before the faire, either by phone or via internet
7.5 Euros : for groups (10 and more), either by phone or via internet
3 Euros : students
18 Euros : 4-day pass

- Address : La Cité - 5 rue de Valmy - 44000 Nantes

- Hours : 10 am - 7 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 am - 6 pm Saturday. Closed : Sunday

- How to get to the fair : where to stay, transport, contacts ... CLICK HERE

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