Dutch Quilting and Spring Highlights Tour
This multifaceted tour combines a trip to the Patchwork and Quilt Days show in Rijswijk with visits to Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring garden in the world, and the charming city of Delft with its famous porcelain factory.
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 stated 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 Patchwork and Quilting Days event in Rijswijk is an annual celebration of contemporary quilting With its displays of beautiful quilts, illustrating the huge variety of style and techniques being used today and showcases of fabrics, patterns, materials and tools, this is a must-visit show for quilters and textile lovers. Our tour gives you plenty of time to explore the inspirational stands and buy a range of unique products to take home and use in your next project.
We have also arranged for a local quilting expert, Herma de Ruiter from WonderFil Threads, to come to the hotel for an after-dinner-talk on speciality threads.
On making your deposit we will contact you to learn which airport you wish to travel from. Please have your passport details ready to provide us.