Every year, Claire, owner of the quilt shop where I teach, organizes a group trip to somewhere in the world which always includes a stop to a quilting related event.
This year the trip will coincide with the 19th Annual European Patchwork Festival in Ste Marie Aux Mines. The festival includes an exhibition of masterful works of art quilts, contemporary, and traditional quilts.
The Alsace region of region of France is also known as the birthplace of the Amish Movement And although the Amish are said to have learned to quilt once they immigrated to the U.S., there will be Amish quilts on dispay there as well!
The tour includes a visit to The Museum of Printed Textiles in Mulhouse, which houses "the premier collection of printed textiles in the world" as well as a visit to Musee de La Toile de Jouy (Jouy printed Fabric Museum.
Stops include: Mulhouse/Bale, Ste-Marie-aux-Mines, Strasbourgh, Reims (which is the capital of Champagne. And yes, there will be wine tasting!) and the last stop is 4 nights in...
The cost of the trip, which runs from September 11 to 22, includes airfare, accomodation, 16 meals, transfers, and a guide.
To learn more about the trip you can visit the website of Courtepointe Claire. And you can book your trip through Groupe Voyages Quebec.
Or send me an email to get more details.