Textile Trips





The last VERONA, Italy, trip took place  in May 2015. 10 days/9 nights.
This trip was in conjunction with the international textile event, Verona Tessile.

The trip starts in Verona so you can arrive from anywhere! Knowledge of english is essential.

The itinerary includes 3 textile art and quilting classes from well known Italian artists and quilters, a cooking class, a wine tasting in the Valpolicella, a walking tour of Verona through the historical part of the city, dinners and lunches at special restaurants and catered meals at other times, day trip to Venice, sharing time with Italian quilters and of course, all the textile/quilt exhibits held in different historical buildings around the city during the festival, Verona Tessile. Our apartments are in Verona's historical centre and were newly renovated/restored in 2011 .

You can see photos of past trips from March 2011 and April 2013 by clicking here and  here and here and here. Also check the 2015 trip photos on my blog starting from May 2015,
from the title: Verona Tessile Prep to the title: The End.

Because I speak italian and work with italian artists and quilters, I am able to integrate my group in the culture and local life of Verona...living like a local. I hope you will be able to join me for an authentic italian experience! (references available).

The spring 2019 trip will have a similar itinerary.

Maximum number of travellers for the group is 10-12 people.






"There is no world without Verona walls, but purgatory, torture, hell itself"
(Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Act III-Scene III)


You can email me with any questions about any of my Italy trips

 sandra.reford@sympatico.ca


Umbria Textile Trip, August 2018

The last trip to UMBRIA (August 27 to September 3, 2016) was a great success!! We worked on a journal and sketched every day. The itinerary included a fabric painting/dying class with artist and designer Sofia Verna (Ms Emma Designs) at her studio, a history presentation of Umbria by retired university professor Antonio Verna, a visit to an italian artist's studio, visits to 5 small towns in Umbria, admission to the national conference on needle work with a fashion show and visit to the textile museum in Valtopina, a cooking class, a wine tasting in the Umbrian wine region and more. Our meals are at people's homes, at trattorias or catered at our house. We stayed at a newly renovated country house which is minutes walk to the main piazza in town. We swam in our private swimming pool in amongst olive trees. The gorgeous terrace had a lovely view of the Umbrian valley and the town!

Click here  and here see everything we did on our trip!

The next Umbria trip is planned for Summer 2018 and will have a similar itinerary



Travelling with me means an authentic Italian experience! Be a local!

References available.