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Re: Patchwork in Spain 08 Nov 2013 17:12 #112377

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Lorchen and Rosemary -

Terrific tips all the way round. Thank you,

Wendy

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Re: Patchwork in Spain 08 Nov 2013 14:20 #112375

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Although I visited a different part of Spain - Galicia (top left hand corner) and had a guide (a good friend who moved over there) We didn't managed to find hardly anything in the way of fabric shops. I remember 2 but they were mainly dressmaking fabrics (pretty wowser fabrics, but still dressmaking not 'quilting') and a (very) small haberdashery shop - good for ribbons/braids etc.

As Lorchan recommends take lots of capacity for photographs and sketching for ideas though, you will probably get an overload of ideas from so many 'everyday' things you won't know where to start...


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Re: Patchwork in Spain 08 Nov 2013 13:49 #112374

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I have just remembered that I have a book called "From Spain With Love" by Roberta Cardew from C & T Publishing. Roberta Cardew lives in Spain. May be worth looking for. I also seem to remember that she had a blog.
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Re: Patchwork in Spain 08 Nov 2013 13:43 #112373

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Wendy, if you go to 'Features' and then 'Search for a Member', you can enter the name of the cities you are going to visit, and send members who live their a message through their profile. Probably the best way of finding out what's available and - hopefully - typically (or traditionally) Spanish. You'll find all fabrics will be more expensive in Europe than in the US. You will find lots of inspiration for projects though. I'm thinking tiled walls in Granada, floors in churches everywhere. There are a lot of 'Moorish' patterns all over the old buildings. I also seem to remember some lovely metal work that was made in Toledo. You'll have an amazing time!
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Patchwork in Spain 08 Nov 2013 11:37 #112372

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Dear hubby and I are finally taking a trip to Spain in the spring. Main stops are Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, and Granada. I've found a few quilt shops through online searches but it's hard to tell if stopping in would be worthwhile. The websites I've found show mostly Moda fabrics - widely available here in the US. I'm wondering if there are Spanish fabrics and/or patterns available.

Any suggestions are most welcome!

Happy quilting,
Wendy

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