|Boutis tabletopper, set into linen, with the blue toile that will be the backing, in the background.|
An excellent book about the quilts of southern France, including much information about boutis, is "Quilts of Provence: The Art and Craft of French Quiltmaking", written by Kathryn Berenson and published by Henry Holt and Company, Inc. 1996. She has published another book, "Marseille, the Cradle of White Corded Quilting" published by International Quilt Study Centre and Museum, UNL, 2010.
Tomorrow, I am off to Ste.Marie-Aux-Mines in Alsace, for a week at the European Patchwork Exhibition, www.patchwork-europe.com. I have registered for a 2 day workshop "Handquilting in Amish Technique", with Esther Miller, and a series of lectures with Monique Alphand "Quilting and Stitching in 18th and 19th century Provence. It should be a very good week and I will report on it when I'm back.