Quiltegaarden in Trondheim

Arena Travel had organised a two hour bus tour around Trondheim for us this morning. This ended at the famous Nidaros Cathedral in the centre of the city.

From there our quilting group walked to the local quilt shop, considered to be one of the best in Norway, Quiltegaarden. Siv the owner welcomed us with fresh waffles, jam whipped cream and homemade spice cake all served with fresh brewed coffee.

Ted, Jill and Lynn enjoying waffles

There is a very different look to quilt shops in Norway. The decor so far has been fresh muted pastel showing off distinctive fabric choices. The shops look modern inside with simple clean cut lines and plenty of light. Two double glass doors led into the teaching area. This was full of students as one of the top quilt designers in Norway, AnnaKa was teaching! The icing on the cake as far as I was concerned! We were all introduced and some of us bought her patterns and had them autographed.

Jill and Karin with AnnaKa

Samples of what AnnaKa was teaching.

AnnaKa workshop samples

Nicola – Eva gave me a big hug! It was such a surprise to see her and Merete a long arm quilter from Oslo introduced herself and sent her best wishes to you. It certainly is a small world!

Here we are group photo of all us quilters outside Quilteegaard.

Group photo in Trondheim

 

About Karin

Owner of Quilters Haven. Author of nine books. International teacher. Karin hosts quilting holidays for Arena Travel.
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4 Responses to Quiltegaarden in Trondheim

  1. Marie says:

    Looks like you are having a great time. Lovely samples. Keep spending!! Wish we were with you again. No Sven!! Luv Marie and Jill

  2. Nicola says:

    Looks like you’re all having a great time!! Karin I am SOOOO jealous – I knew Eva was going to be on a class there this weekend with Merete and Ann but didn’t realise you would be visiting – how exciting!!! But I’m still Ann’s number one fan in England you know hehe!!

  3. Lynn says:

    Hi Marie & Jill

    I heard a lot about Sven from Sandra, Pam and Karin (and also David) – however this year no Sven! But we do have an Eskilde keeping us all entertained!

    Best wishes
    Lynn (Arena TM)

    • Marie says:

      Hi Lynn

      I expect Sven was quite relieved after last year!! Hope to meet you for the Sitges tour. Keep enjoying yourselves and hope you see the Northern Lights. Say hello to Karin and Pam for me.

      Luv Marie

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