Thursday, March 26, 2015

European Patchwork Meeting



Look what I'll be enjoying this fall! This is the countryside in Alsace, France where the
European Patchwork Meeting will take place. This show tends to be more modern, but what an opportunity to see France.

 My daughter and I have talked about going for a couple of years now and she mentioned it again so, we thought, if not now, then when?

 She visited last week and we went back and forth about dates/flights etc.. then she left me this note.
 " I really cannot wait to go to France with you. Any way we get there, and however long it will take doesn't matter. What matters is spending time with you and exploring the quilt world of France together."

 How cool is that? She speaks French too, so that will be very helpful! We will be in Paris for a few days as well. If you have any tips, sites, museums or textile places we must see, please let me know. If you happened to be going I'd love to know that too.

Happy Thursday!

35 comments:

  1. Not going but really looking forward to seeing your trip. It looks beautiful!

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  2. Dear Lori,
    how exciting, maybe we will run into each other there. I love the European Quilt Show in Ste Marie aux Mines.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  3. That's so exciting! I have never been to the European countries other than the layovers at the airports! LOL!
    Enjoy planning the trip! I will be here to read all about it.

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  4. Must see: http://www.musee-impression.com/gb/default.html

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  5. When in Alsace, first of all taste the "flammekueche" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarte_flambée) and the vine "Gewurztraminer", of course Riesling, too, but the Gewurztraminer is sweeter! :))
    And don't let me start about desserts.....
    I am sure you will discover by yourself!
    I am so happy for you that you can go, I LOVE this region of France, but then again, I love nearly every region of France!
    Best wishes!

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  6. And about the Expo: I have only the best memories of it, and have been there several times!
    Hope you will enjoy it!

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  7. What a sweet note from your daughter. That speaks volumes for the kind of Mom you have been and are.
    I am thrilled for you to get to go to this. Someday I just hope to get off the North American continent for a minute or two. *LOL*

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  8. I'm very happy for your daughter and yourself !! If you can, you have to book for an hotel fastly because there are lots of people !
    For Paris, I think your friend Randy of Barrister's block will help you because my English is not so good....
    But don't hesitate if you have some questions !!
    That's a very good news :)))

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  9. How exciting to be able to share treasured memories with your daughter! Her note is so sweet...you are blessed!

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  10. How exciting! My daughter and I went to India together several times ministering to disadvantaged women. She was my mentor since she had been on several missions trips and I was the newbie. It will be a special time for the 2 of you.

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  11. Your daughter sounds amazing! You two will have a trip of a lifetime, no doubt. What a wonderful adventure for you both. I do hope to get there one day as well, it's on the list.

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  12. What an incredible trip!! So very lovely that your daughter and you can go together :0) in my dreams I would meet you there ...

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  13. Lori, you will love it ! I love this area, we have a house on the German side about 2 hrs from Ste Marie (Pfalz, suedliche Weinstrasse) and it is gorgeous. Don't forget to visit Colmar, and Strasbourg. Train from Paris to Strasbourg is about 3 hrs.
    Food, winetasting (Edelzwicker, Auxerrois, Sylvaner, Cremant d'Alsace, etc.) There is not a lot of accommodation nearby so get that reservation made !!

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  14. What a special time for the two of you! I am excited for you!

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  15. Oh that sounds like a very special trip, how lovely for you and your daughter. I'm also off to France for a quilt show this year! I'm going to the Pour l'amour du fil' / for the love of thread show in Nantes next month, it's run by Quiltmania. Have you heard of it? Best, Jessie

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  16. What a great time you both will have. It's nice to have something so special to look forward to.

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  17. Todos loa años hago planes para ir Alsacia y no se cumplen!!!
    espero que este año se cumpla, te lo comunico y nos encontramos y nos saludamos
    ¡¡¡¡que ilision !!!!
    buen fin de semana

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  18. Really fabulous idea! A once in a lifetime experience.:)

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  19. Sounds wonderful! A great thing to look forward to. Enjoy all the planning!

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  20. A few days in Paris too??? Even better haha!!

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  21. How Wonderful and what a touching note! You are right about going NOW ! Lucky YOU

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  22. So happy for you. I would love to go along as well. The countryside looks just fabulous!
    Enjoy every minute of it with your daughter.

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  23. What a sweet note! You have a lovely daughter. You will have a wonderful trip. And you are so right, if not now, when?

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  24. What a darling note from Rene! I think it's great you're going and with any luck, I'll see you there!!

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  25. What a sweet note! And it sounds like the trip of a lifetime! We lived in France for two years while my hubby was on a work assignment. In Montmartre, at the base of Sacre Coeur, there are some amazing fabric places. Kind of a cross between stores and open markets. Google Marche Saint Pierre to get an idea, though you have to see it really. It is an experience. I bought some incredible African fabrics there along side of Liberty lawns!

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    1. Just realized I didn't specify, though you probably know, that Montmartre is in Paris.

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  26. That's exciting! What a neat opportunity and to have your daughter with you is wonderful.

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  27. I hope you a nice moment in Sainte Marie aux Mines!

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  28. How exciting!! You'll have a ball.

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  29. That is so exciting! I LOVE Paris! All of the architecture is just amazing to me and I am in love with the Eiffel Tower. There are lots of amazing things to see - of course The Louvre, but I really enjoyed Napolean's Tomb as well. Whatever you do, it will be amazing!!

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  30. How wonderful to go to France with your daughter! I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time! If you get a chance, don't miss the Galeries Lafayette which is the most amazing department store. They have a wonderful place (7th floor terrace) where you can eat with a great view of Paris or just relax.

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