This was my second trip to European Patchwork Meeting, taking place in four villages in a wonderful Alsace. Last year I payed more attention to quilt shows. This year I had to volunteer at two exhibitions, this didn’t leave me very much time for quilts, because I was determined to explore Alsace more than I did last year.
We drove by many beautiful little towns and villages with many historical buildings but the jewel of our trip was the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ( German Hohkönigsburg), a medieval castle located at Orschwiller, Alsace, in the Vosges mountains just west of Sélestat.
The view from the top was breathtaking:
Inside there were many historical objects but I mostly looked for shapes and textures:
Strasbourg is a capital of Alsace and it is beautiful but because of the bad weather we couldn’t enjoy it as much as we would want to. The cathedral amazed us:
We much more enjoyed our visit to a smaller town Colmar. It is also called “Little Strasbourg” and is situated on the Alsatian Wine Route . Colmar considers itself to be the “capital of Alsatian wine” (capitale des vins d’Alsace). The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums.
We had a great time there taking a gondola tour on a river and walking those very old streets:
Of course, we got to taste wine and eat a delicious plumb pie.
If you ever get a chance to go to Alsace or to EPM, try to enjoy both at the same time: the quilts and the country.