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Quilt Festivals & Shows

Thu, 14 Sept



Carrefour Européen du Patchwork 2023, Vale d'Argent, France

Carrefour Européen du Patchwork  2023, Vale d'Argent, France
Carrefour Européen du Patchwork  2023, Vale d'Argent, France

Time & Location

14 Sept 2023, 9:00 am GMT+2 – 17 Sept 2023, 6:00 pm GMT+2

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, 68160 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France

About the Event

About the event 

Considered amongst the top 3 events in the world, Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork is held in the villages of Vale d'Argent in Alsace. The Amish movement is said to have originated here. The 4 day event is expected to see more than 30 exhibitions by international artists, 1,000 works of art, more than 20 workshops, and a merchant space of 4,500 Square metres. 

The exhibition venues are spread over the 4 villages of Val d'Argent, namely Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines, Lièpvre and Rombach-le-Franc. Historical buildings, festival halls or churches are the venues for the 4 days celebrating textile arts and patchwork. 

The event attracts close to 22,000 visitors.

One day Entry passes start at € 15.00

Quilt show

The exhibition will have works of artists on display and a theme based, jury selected quilts from the competition.  The list of artists whose works are going to be exhibited in 2023 festival is yet to be announced.

The theme for the competition section is "Tribes" and participants are expected to talk about their community or family and interpret the history around well known tribes like the The Indians of the Great Plains of the American West, the Quechuas of South America, the Inuits of Alaska.

Entry forms are currently open and participation deadline is May 25, 2023 at 12 P.M. Paris time.

Entry fee is €25 per entry

Quilt size should be 80 X 120 cm (width x height). Only 30 Quilts will be chosen by the Jury which will get exhibited during the festival.

You can check more about the competition here-


The workshops for 2023 are yet to be announced. Last event saw more than 20 classes.

Last year's full day class of 6 hours cost around € 78.00 and saw renowned award winning artist Galla holding 2 workshops.


Commercial areas have free access. The Commercial area will be located at Val Expo - Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. More than 50 stalls are expected to go up.

Do check out more from the last festival here.


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European Patchwork Meeting &  French Association of the Anabaptism and Mennonite

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