Textile Festivals Canceled

Due to the cancellation of the Open European Quilt Championships we have an alternative program for a limited group of quilters.

If you like to join this program please send an email to a.honders@textile-festivals.com before 4th October with your name, address and phonenumber.
I will contact you about the availability. Full is full.  

Thursday 19th October 2017

Visit Textiel museum Tilburg 

11.00 Coffee and cake

11.30 English Guided tour

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Workshop Felt

15.00 free time to walk around

16.00 departure

Pick up at the Apart Hotel in Maastricht 9.00 hours. Arrival 18.00 at the Apart Hotel.

Friday 20th October 2017

           Morning spare time to visit the fabric market in the centre of Maastricht on your own.

           After lunchtime you are expected at 14 o’clock at Quiltwinkel Marij.  

Workshop Celtic Knot. 14 – 17 pm.

It is a fun handpiecing technique. Your teacher will also tell about the history and inform you about the background of these techniques.

The workshop is in English. 

The workshop takes place               

Quiltwinkel Marij
Bourgognestraat 8
6191 HZ Beek
The Netherlands
+31 46 – 4371090


Saturday 21th October 2017  10 – 16 PM

Hammerpainting in combination with stitchery.

We are making a nice cover for your agenda.

Please take some fabrics and embroidery thread from yourself  or buy this at the Quiltwinkel Marij.

The workshop is in English and is inclusive lunch

The workshop takes place:

Quiltwinkel Marij
Bourgognestraat 8
6191 HZ Beek
The Netherlands
+31 46 – 4371090



Sunday 22nd October 2017

Visit the city of Maastricht 

Tour starts at 11 hours.                

A City-Tour of approximately 45 minutes with our American schoolbus through historic and modern Maastricht. A great opportunity to learn more about Maastricht.

After the City-Tour You will make a boat trip of approximately 1 hour passing the city centre, the Bonnefantenmuseum, the provincial governement building and the slopes of the Sint Pieters hill up to the Belgium border, where the boat turns back to the centre.

About 1 pm you will be back in the city of Maastricht and you stay on you own in this historical centre with restaurants.


Dear Sir / Madam,

After 20 editions of the Open European Quilt Championships and a wonderful 20th Anniversary in 2016, we have reached a difficult decision.

Unfortunately the event is no longer able to cover its costs, and with a heavy heart we have chosen to end the Open European Quilt Championship & Textile Festivals.  Over the last 20 years, textiles lovers have visited our event from all around the world, and we have met so many wonderful people and exhibited countless special works of art. We are very grateful to you for this, and will look back on these last years with fondness.

We would like to take this moment to thank everyone who has contributed to the event over the last years and made it possible.

Of course we will be here to assist you through these final stages, and to answer any questions you might have.  If you have any other questions regarding this decision, please email us at info@textile-festivals.com .

Warm regards,

Ada Honders en Robbie Beeks


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