I am counting down the days until Lynn Hewitt and I lead a tour of 14 lovely ladies to London (and nearby environs), France and Amsterdam , with a short stop in Bruge on the way through, for lunch and to visit a quilt shop (of course!). We leave on April 16.
We have loads planned, lots of quilts and lots of flowers and cultural and historical sightseeing - such as chateaux in France, Hampton Court Palace, Liberty of London and more, more, more ...
Some of the highlights are - London we visit the V&A to see the Quilts 1700-2010 exhibit, France we visit Pour L'Amour du Fil (For the Love of Thread) and Amsterdam we visit the Open European Quilt Championships and Keukenhof gardens.
When we visit Pour L'Amour du Fil we will catch up with the editor and publisher of Quiltmania, AND the organiser of the event, Carol Veillon. Quiltmania is France's independently published quilt magazine. I met Carol about ten years ago and was the recipient of her generous hospitality when we stayed in her gorgeous home in Brittany, France. We will visit with our own home-town girl - Sarah Fielke - at the event and cheer her on also!
I soooo cant wait! I am already getting over-stimulated!