• Price: Register interest for 2018
  • Leaving on: 30/03/2017
  • Arriving back on: 02/04/2017
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic

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The Prague Patchwork Meeting features beautiful quilts from a range of international contributors with international competitions, challenging workshops and extensive shopping opportunities for all textile techniques.



In 2016, the Prague Patchwork Meeting saw 6,650 visitors and had over 800 original quilts on
display.  A third of the 6,000 square metres of exhibition space was occupied by retailers offering a wide selection of fabrics, accessories, sewing machines, beads, decorations and yarns.  

Collections were brought by K. J. Hohmann from Germany; the European Art Quilt Fusion group, the GegenLicht and Voyage Art Textile as well as contributions from K Fox of South Africa, Orna Ron and Rachel Covo from Israel; A. Bamberger from Germany, Annette Tatchen and Gillian Travis from the UK, as well as many more. 

Accompanying workshops were run for both beginners and advanced quilters, with many of the retailers demonstrating various techniques. Workshops were led by renowned Czech and foreign lecturers, including one on screen-printing, and a new art collection was on show, prepared around 2016 compulsory material, denim. The programme was accompanied by a fashion show including original jewellery.  

Set in the stunning, historic city of Prague, this tour offers you accommodation in the historic old town, with its winding lanes, multi-coloured houses and wealth of restaurants, cafés and boutique shops.  Included, is a coach tour of the city to capture its beautiful highlights.

The Prague Patchwork Meeting is held at the in the neighbourhood of Prague 9, and transportation will be arranged to transfer guests to and from the event from their hotel.

                                                                                       

UPDATE: Confirmed for 2017

Featured works from leading artists, galleries and countries will include Czech groups ‘Art Quilt Harbour’ and ‘Ten to Twelve’ as part of the widest selection of traditional and modern quilts made in the Czech Republic; amazing German artist Pia Welsch will be promoting new techniques and exhibiting her unique collections of kimonos; German quilter, Jutta Hellbach will be inspiring quilters to work with colours, prints and new materials. 

The Norwegian group Art Quilt STING, Israeli duo Shoshi Rimer and Bella Kaplan will exhibit alongside works from Southern Korea.

The Orient Collection, with its exotic fabrics and colours, will enthral European quilters. The Collection will be touring Europe and Asia.

 

The history of Prague is rich and varied.  In the 20th century alone it saw the declaration of independence of Czechoslovakia (Prague becoming the new Capital); German occupation during the second world war; a period of communism, led by First Secretary, Alexander Dubcek (and subsequently, Gustáv Husák); and a return to a Parliamentary democracy.  Finally, in 1993, after a split from the rest of Czechoslovakia, it became the Czech Republic and shares borders with Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.  The Czech Republic joined the European Union in 2004.

Of course, Prague's history started many hundreds of years before the 20th century, with the first evidence of human occupation of the region dating back to 5,500 BC.  At around 500BC the first inhabitants known by name to settle in the area were the Boii and they named it Bohemia and the river, Vltava.  It wasn't until the 8th century that the first settlement was established on the site of present day Prague, with Prague Castle and Cathedral being built soon after.

Today, Prague is a city of immense cultural opportunities with countless magnificent galleries, museums and concerts.  An absolute imperative to see is the Charles Bridge, named after Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV and connects the Old Town to the Lesser Town.

Hotel Century Old Town Prague

Located in the heart of the city, just ten minutes’ walk from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, this is a 19th century, neo baroque, boutique hotel offering 174 air-conditioned rooms, a brasserie-style restaurant with summer terrace and a bar. Originally, the Century Old Town hotel was Prague's first hostel, built in 1379. This is where Franz Kafka officiated as an insurer between 1908 and 1922.

A return transfer will operate on event days between the hotel and the show venue. 

 

 EASYJETThursday 30 March to Sunday 2 April 

Gatwick/Prague  0855/1155  

Prague/Gatwick  2155/2300  


Luggage

EasyJet

Included hold luggage weight 20kg:

Each passenger (including children and infants) is entitled to bring up to 3 hold bags - these exclude any small or large sports equipment detailed below.

Each bag includes 20kg of weight. Excess weight can be purchased

You can bring ONE cabin bag up to a maximum size of 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels.

 

Thursday 30 March

Meet and greet at Prague airport and accompanied transfer to your hotel. Information about the local area will be provided by your guide.

Friday 31 March

In the morning a vehicle will arrive at the hotel to transfer you to the Wellness Hotel Step to visit the Prague Patchwork Meeting.

In the afternoon there will be a return transfer to the hotel.

Saturday 1 April

0930hrs a coach with a local guide will meet you at the hotel for a half day City Tour, some of which will be by coach and some of which on foot.

Should you wish to return to the Patchwork Meeting in the afternoon, this is accessible via the subway system (and a short walk ) - there is a subway station a very short distance from your hotel.

Sunday 2 April

Late afternoon/early evening transfer to the airport for your return flight.

 


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Tour price per person

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Flying from Gatwick 30/03 - 02/04
£581£591
£485£495
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Tour Includes

  • Return flight to Prague
  • Transfers from and to Prague Airport
  • Local guide for meet and greet and to provide local information
  • Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Ticket for Prague Patchwork Meeting valid for three days
  • Return transfer to the show (One day, see Outline Itinerary)
  • Half day city highlights tour by coach/on foot with local guide
  • For EasyJet flights: 20kg hold luggage, 1 x cabin bag up to a maximum size of 56x45x25cm including handles and wheels.
Not included
  • Travel insurance

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