Dutch Quilting and Spring Highlights Tour
Dutch Quilting and Spring Highlights Tour
Dutch Quilting and Spring Highlights Tour - quilts, flowers, porcelain, paintings and a beautiful Dutch city...all wrapped up in one wonderful holiday!
You will stay at the peacefully located 4* Best Western Museum Hotel Delft, in the hear of the old city.
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What We Love
- The Patchwork and Quilting Days show in Rijswijk, an unmissable celebration of quilting and patchwork.
- Strolling through the joyous, heavenly-scented bulb-filled gardens of Keukenhof
- Spending time soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the old-world charm of Delft with its canals, Vermeer museum and the iconic blue and white pottery that bares the city's name
- Being enchanted by the extraordinary collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age at Mauritshuis House, from Rembrandt and Vermeer to Steen and Hals
Experiences you will treasure
The Patchwork and Quilting Days show in Rijswijk, an unmissable celebration of quilting and patchwork. Strolling through the joyous, heavenly-scented bulb-filled gardens of Keukenhof Spending time soaking up the atmosphere.
The chance to hear life long quilter and self-confessed threadaholic Herma de Ruiter share her knowledge of all things thread
Meeting with Dutch textile artists and seeing and talking about their work. We are sure you will pick up a handy hint or two and inspiration!
A day to explore the inspirational Patchwork and Quilting Days show in Rijswijk. (Don't forget to bring a bag - there are lots of stalls piled high with tempting supplies for your next project!)
Tip-toeing though the millions of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths at Keukenhof Gardens
A guided tour of Royal Delftware Pottery
A guided tour of the unmissable Mauritshuis House, bringing alive the stories behind the masterpieces and the artists who painted them
Time to wander the canal lined streets of Delft, with picturesque views around every corner: pretty canals, elegant, red brick buildings, decorative medieval details, elegant archways, alluring entrances, a secret garden, a simple church....
What people say
I love this show! There is something here for everyone - contemporary quilts, art quilts, traditional quilts - and as it's not huge, you can do the whole thing in one day. It's a great opportunity to interact with other people over beautiful quilts.
Herma de Ruiter
Keukenhof’s annual spring festival is one of the world’s most spectacular floral events. Seven million flowering bulbs turn the garden into a heady celebration of tulips, anemones, daffodils, freesias and hyacinths meticulously planted in a patchwork of vibrant colours, and beautiful textures. You will undoubtedly find inspiration for future patchwork and quilting projects from strolling through the landscaped designs, breathing in heady scents of Spring.
A Deeper Dive
Quilt making has a long history in the Netherlands. The oldest reference to a Dutch quilt dates back to the 13th century, but the tradition really began to flourish in the 1600s when the Dutch East India Company started trading chintz from India in exchange for spices from the Far East. In the 18th Century, quilting became a popular pastime for many Dutch women and their creations played an important part in the development of quilting across the world.
The Dutch have always been hugely innovative and influential in design, especially in quilting and fibre art and Patchwork and Quilting Days, in Rijswijk gives you the chance to see plenty of exciting, modern techniques and designs. This smaller setting is a lovely way to enjoy world-class designs and also gives you the chance to meet some of the designers, many of whom are regular contributors to international exhibitions, who will be more than happy to share their passion and enthusiasm with you. Whether you're a curious novice or an experienced quilter, there is something here for everyone to enjoy and learn from.
We'd love to hear from you
We look forward to arranging your future holiday, and with over twenty years of experience we are here to help with any questions you may have.
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