Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Verona Trip Preparations

The Verona trip is filling up!!

View of Verona

So far, I have 9 people who have sent a deposit already, officially reserving their spot.

San Giorgio

The maximum size of my group is 12. That's a good number for the apartments, for making new friends, for sharing the activities with and for ambiance.

Verona is a gorgeous city; small enough to be quaint but large enough to be interesting.

Ponte Pietra

If you have been following the info about my Verona trip over the years, you know we also visit all exhibits in the textile festival, Verona Tessile. Preparations for that festival are well under way. The hosting group, Ad Maiora, is working very hard. Their 5th edition is going to be great. You'll see a variety of textile styles from an international group of makers and artists. The exhibits (so far 9 exhibits confirmed) are hung in historical buildings- very nice from an architectural perspective. This experience is added to my own itinerary of classes, touring, wine tasting, cooking class, gelato eating, aperitivo sharing...can't wait!!!

Ponte Scaligero

The juried show news is up for those wanting to submit a piece but I am afraid the rest of their site hasn't been updated yet. I am sure they will get to that over the next months as plans solidify.

Giardini Giusti
If you are interested in joining the trip then get in touch.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Verona Textile Trip

My post cards for the next Verona textile trip are out !!

I am really excited about it. It's going to be great!

Here are a few testimonials from past trips:

The Verona trip was amazing and I owe that all to you. Your
knowledge brought it to life and your passion was infectious. It was such a treat to meet all your friends, please say hi to Carla and Danny and also the lady who shared her quilts with us. Thank you, thank you. (B.H. Verona 2015)

Verona and the Adige River

I enjoyed the variety and quality of all the activities. The Verona trip ranks among the best trips I’ve ever taken. The places we visited, the exhibitions in historical venues (Verona Tessile event), the hands-on activities and the people I met will be in my memory forever. The Verona trip was an excellent and unforgettable trip and, in my opinion, the best way to experience Verona. Thank you, Sandra (Verona 2013)

Verona and the Adige River

The trip exceeded my expectations. It was a wonderful combination of exploring two lovely, historical cities (Venice, Verona) combined with seeing the works of other fibre artists and hands on learning experiences. (Verona 2013)

Day in Venice

The accommodations also exceeded my expectations. The apartment was well located to everything, clean and very comfortable. I can honestly say that in all my travels, I have never slept on a more comfortable bed and the pillows were perfect. I very much enjoyed having (some) meals catered there. Bringing the group together to share experiences and thoughts over delicious prepared food in the local cuisine was one of the many highlights. (Verona 2013)

The Arena in Verona

What did you like doing the best?!

I don’t even think I can answer that! The trip to Venice, the winery lunch, the amazing quilts in the most beautiful venues, the workshops were great as I don’t tend to take many and I can see what I am missing(!), the camaraderie among the group, just walking around by myself in Verona and the food not to mention the wine. For me personally I thought it was the right mix of sewing and other activities. Did this trip meet my expectations? Yes and more! (K.O. Verona 2011)

vineyards in the Valpolicella

If you are interested click here for images of past trips and more details.