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The 2013 Quilt Trip to England and Wales

The 2013 Quilt Trip to England and Wales

The 2013 quilt trip takes us to England and Wales - threading our path through the beautiful English and Welsh landscape to find the quilt treasures on display here. And not only the quilt treasures! Some places closely related to much-liked authors like Jane Austen, but also Elisabeth Gaskell and the Bronte-Sisters, are also part of our itinerary...

Winterthur Museum, Delaware, USA

Winterthur Museum in March 2013

The Winterthur Museum is situated in the Brandyvine Valley in Delaware and belonged to Henry Francis du Pont, a famous collector mostly of Amercian decorative arts. At Winterthur, you can admire the finest in furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass, paintings, and of course - textiles...

A Quilted Bridge

A Quilted Bridge

This year, two of our favourite textile-related museums, the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, Wales, and the American Museum in Britain in Bath, England, have joined forces to stage a memorable exhibition...

The History of Dutch Quilts

The History of Dutch Quilts

If you have been following what we do here at Quilt around the World, you will have realized that we are very interested in quilt history and quilt and textile traditions around the world. So when we acquired “A History of Dutch Quilts” by An Moonen, it was clear, at once, that a book review was inevitable...

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Quilts around the World

Quilts around the World

The heavy hardcover book, “Quilts around the World” by Spike Gillespie, tells the story of quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe and is a great addition to your personal quilt book library or a perfect gift for any quilter interested in quilt history and different quilting traditions around the world... (6 January 2011)

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Washington DC

Washington Monument

Of course, you cannot miss Washington DC when you are in Virginia and especially not if the motto of your trip has anything to do with history... (18 December 2010)

Colonial Williamsburg and a Rather Breezy Beach Party

Sun coming through leaves

Another glorious day dawned and we greeted the sun with great delight, as we would spend much of this day outdoors in Colonial Williamsburg... (06 December 2010)

Virginia Quilt Museum and Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive)

Virginia Quilt Museum

On day four of our trip , we started at the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg where we had booked a “White Glove Tour” in addition to the regular admission to the current exhibits... (23 November 2010)

Jinny Beyer Studio, Loudoun Museum, Belle Grove Plantation and our First Show and Tell

Fall Leaves

The day would eventually take us away from the Greater Washington DC area, but not before we paid a visit to the Jinny Beyer Studio in Great Falls, a small town on the Potomac River, and the Loudoun Museum in Leesburg... (22 November 2010)

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Harpers Ferry

Rose Garden

As on many more days during the trip, the day began very early with a wake-up call at 6 am local time...

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