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Alsace European Patchwork Festival

16th - 21st September 2020

6 days from £1,595pp

Join Pat Archibald and immerse yourself in textiles & patchwork in the heart of the beautiful Alsace! Now in its 26th year, the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork is a show with a difference. 
  • Hand stitching workshops with Pat Archibald
  • 4 days at the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork
  • Free time to explore Colmar and the patchwork landscape of the Val D'Argent
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Alsace European Patchwork Festival

In the four villages of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte Croix-aux-Mines, Liepvre and Rombach-le-Franc in the wonderful Val d'Argent, historical buildings, village halls and places of worship are turned into galleries exhibiting over 1,200 textile works of art. We'll stay in the charming Old Town of Colmar whose cobblestoned streets and winding canals are lined with half-timbered medieval and renaissance buildings. Easily explored on foot, Colmar has a wealth of shops selling high quality goods and local produce, as well as first-class restaurants serving delicious Alsatian cuisine. In addition, Pat will host two half-day, hand-stitching workshops exclusively for Stitchtopia guests.

Carrefour Européen du Patchwork

The European Patchwork Meeting started in 1993 when the French Association of Anabaptism and Mennonite history organized in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Amish movement. Over the years the event has grown and now includes classes (bookable online), conferences, activities and a considerable commercial area specialising in everything 'patchwork'. Each year over 22,000 visitors are attracted to this internationally renowned event that is truly one of a kind!
Your ticket for the four days also includes use of the event organisers’ own shuttle buses that connect the four villages.

Your Accommodation

Grand Hotel Bristol, Colmar

This 4 star hotel is ideally located just 5 minutes walk from the historic centre of Colmar. Bedrooms are equipped with free WiFi, minibar, TV, telephone, safe, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel facilities include Wellness area with sauna and steam room. The buffet breakfast here includes organic and local produce.