My flights were booked months ago and I was really looking forward to going, not particularly to see the quilts but to see lots of my lovely quilting friends from all over the world. I was almost ready to drive to the airport, just a few more things to put into my bag when I received a text message from easyjet. My flight was cancelled.
I could obtain a refund, or book on a different flight, the flights the next day were fully booked so with a bit of quick thinking I booked a flight from Luton, and booked a train to London. I had a lovely evening in London and arrived in Basel the next morning. The train to Selestat was cancelled and the next one delayed as a tree was blocking the line and a lady was apparently having a baby on the train!
I finally met up with my friend in Selestat and an hour later was in Sainte Marie Aux Mines and met more friends for dinner that night.
The quilts are displayed in many different venues around the village and it is lovely to be able to walk around the village. Hurricane Urma had arrived into the village that day and the weather was very wet and windy. Such a contrast from last year.
The sun did shine on Friday
Here are a few pictures of some of the quilts. I will try to add the names but I apologise if there are photos without names
Trip to the end of the world quilts
German Quilt Guild
Mastery – Sustaining Momentum
Hands of Korea
The Tent Makers
Piece by Piece
Our life with Quilts
I didnt take any photos of Ian Berry’s quilts – too busy talking to him and his Dad. They are Huddersfield Town supporters
A lovely few days – pretty villages, fabric to buy, quilts to look at, great company, good food and a few glasses of wine.