Anne Bellas

Regional Representative
Nantes, France

I discovered art quilting in 2017. This discovery quickly developed into a total passion, and my life is now devoted to dyeing my own fabrics, sketching, cutting, sewing, creating, trying on the design wall, and quilting. As I learned with some renowned American artists, I work with « no rules, no rulers, no patterns » and I am absolutely delighted with it.

I have been a member of SAQA for 2 years, have participated in local exhibits and international art quilt competitions: four of my quilts were selected in 2020, one for the “Carrefour Européen du Patchwork” in France, another for the exhibition “Quarantine quilts: creativity amidst chaos”, which was published in Sandra Sider’s book. Then I won first prize in the Moda fabric contest, and I am also one of the 40 artists whose work was displayed at the SAQA “Light the world” global exhibit in Ste Marie aux Mines, France, in September 2021.

Cathédrale des 1000 soleils

Cathédrale des 1000 soleils, 48"x33", 2021

Anne Bellas