Saturday, September 25, 2010

France Week One

When I read (in Quiltmania magazine) about an annual quilt show in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines in France, I knew someday I'd have to go. So this year, we did. I reserved a room in Blienschwiller, about 5 hours east of Paris. This is the view out of our B&B window.
How cool to see the French version of my book for sale at the publisher's booth!
Quilts were on display everywhere in this medieval Alsace town, including the church.
I loved this intricate antique quilt!
And this Jan Patek quilt!
This was the birthplace of the Amish movement and one venue was dedicated to this.
Quilts were displayed everywhere in this wonderful town.
An intricate quilt by Yoko Sato was very popular.
An overview of one of the venues.
Antique quilts by Mary Koval were for sale.
A view of one of the canals in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.
Time for lunch.
We spent Sunday in Strasbourg Cathedral, just a short drive away.
One can see the ruins of medieval castles on the hillsides in Alsace.
And the grape harvest was just beginning.
We spent a morning at Haut Koeningsburg Castle.
And even spotted a stork's nest in Eguisheim!
Stay tuned!


  1. What a trip! Cheryl the pics were just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Kim

  2. What a wonderful place to go and stay, so much old world charm.
    Love the photos and the quilt show and display areas are so unique and different.