The French Quilter: Spreading the Love of Quilting Across the Globe

Claire Haillot has been a prominent figure in the quilting industry since 2004. With a mission to demystify the art of quilting and make it accessible to French-speaking individuals, Claire opened her own quilt shop. Her passion for quilting quickly translated into teaching and writing, as she became the go-to reference for French Canadians.

Over the years, she established her own line of quilting patterns, published in numerous magazines, and even won several awards for her stunning quilts:

  • Best of show at International Quilt Festival Chicago 2018  for Remembering Sochi
  • Second Place:
    • Salon 2022 for Remembering Sochi
    • Vermont Quilt Festival 2016 for  Remembering Sochi
    • Salon 2016 for Lone Star quilt
    • Vermont Quilt Festival of 2014 for Bienvenue
  • Juror’s choice at the Salon 2012 for Thomas goes fishing

Claire closed her quilt shop in 2016 and ,with a recently ended marriage and three boys to care for, finds solace in sharing her love for quilting with others and continues to inspire quilters in North America and Europe.