European Patchwork & Textile Tour, Alsace - by air (3 nights)

European Patchwork and Textile Tour Alsace - by air (3 nights)
Bookings are now closed for 2017. Please contact us about 2018
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The European Patchwork Meeting (Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, in French) features beautiful quilting and textile displays at various locations in and around the picturesque valley town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines in Alsace.

At the centre of the Alsace quilting culture is the Amish community: Jacob Amann founded the Amish community here in the late 17th century and the lifestyle and quilt making is still practised locally. 

Alsace Quilting


Please contact the office on +44 (0)1225 333 747 / for more information about travelling to Alsace in 2018.

Tour details for 2018 will be published soon. Group bookings are welcome by coach or air, individual travelers can join by air.


The town of Colmar has a history dating back to 823 AD, including total destruction by fire in 1006. Despite this, Colmar really is a beautiful town with many examples of well-preserved architecture.  The Tanners' district and the Fishmongers' district are two areas in which particularly fine examples may be found of high wood framed and half-timbered dwellings, dating back to the 17th and 18th century.  The imposing St Martin's Collegiate Church took one hundred and thirty years to complete and was finished in 1365.  And the Pfister House, built in 1537 for the hatter Ludwig Scherer, becoming the first example of architectural renaissance in the region - with its two-storey corner oriel, wood gallery, octagonal turret and mural paintings, the Pfister House became one of the symbols of the old Colmar, owing its name to the family who restored it and lived there from 1841 to 1892.

On Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the year, Colmar has an original light show which varies in intensity and colour. Enjoy the spectacle of this award winning show of lights which illuminate the city and artistically highlights the many architectural details. 

Hotel Mercure Colmar Centre Champ de Mars

Staying in the heart of Colmar and located only a 5-minute walk from the TGV Train Station, near the Champ de Mars Park, the Hotel Mecure, Colmar is in the heart of the old town and forms the ideal backdrop to your break in the capital of Alsatian wine.

British Airways - Thursday 14 September to Sunday 17 September

Thursday 14 September - London Heathrow/EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg BA0752 0835/1110  

Sunday 17 September - EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg/London Heathrow BA0755 1840/1920 

Hand baggage only

1 handbag/laptop bag per person

1 cabin bag 56cm x 45cm x25cm

If 23kg hold luggage required, a supplement is payable. 

Please notify us at time of booking that hold luggage is required.

easyJet - Thursday 14 September to Sunday 17 September

Thursday 14 September - Edinburgh/EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg EZS6918 0840/1145  

Sunday 17 September - EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg/Edinburgh EZS6919 1015/1125

 - Included 20kg of hold item(s)

Thursday 14 September

You will receive a coach transfer from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to the Mercure Colmar Centre Champs de Mars Hotel.

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 September

On both mornings a vehicle will arrive at the hotel to transfer you to the European Patchwork Meeting.

In the afternoon there will be a return transfer to the hotel. (Aprox 17.30)

Sunday 17 September

In the morning there will be free time to explore Alsace.

In the afternoon there will be a transfer to the airport for your return flight.

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2017 Prices

Booking is now closed for 2017.

Please contact us for details about travelling in 2018.


Edinburgh Departure:

Tour Price: £769.00*

London Heathrow Departure:

Tour Price: £739.00*


Discount available for members of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles: £30.00

Single Room Supplement: £129.00



Prices shown are per person, based on 2 guests sharing a twin/double room.

Prices are subject to change until an initial payment has been made.

Prices are updated regularly to reflect the increases in airline costs.


2017 Deposits:

Full payment is now required for new bookings.

Tour Includes

  • Return flights including 20kg of hold luggage.
  • Three nights bed and breakfast at the Mercure Colmar Centre Champ de Mars
  • Return airport transfer from Basel airport to the hotel and back.
  • Services of an ECT Tour Manager in resort.
  • Shared return coach transfer to the event 15 & 16 September.
  • Two day entrance ticket to the event.
Optional Extras
  • Travel insurance