Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by KimW » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 09:53:57



DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've never
been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying business/first
class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get down
to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria and
Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there, just
don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll buy
a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He laughed
at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

Hugs,
Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by was rabbit » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:52:30


I bet Roberta in D can help.

We lived in Germany from 1970-73, and would love to see it again! How
long will you be there? Munich is practically next door to Innsbruck
and Salzburg in Austria. We lived just outside of Rothenburg o.d.
Tauber (south of Wurzburg and west of Nurnberg) which is certainly one
of the most charming towns in a country filled with charm. Practically
every town has a brewery, so be sure to try the local beers on your
way to Oktoberfest. They'll all spoil you for American beer! Fall is
beyond gorgeous there, with lots of blazing orange maple.

If I remember right, there are beautiful fabrics there, although
rather expensive. Do you sew clothes? I think there are lovely
woolens.

Be sure to take lots of pictures!

(Can you tell I'm envious??)

--Heidi

http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:
> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've never
> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying business/first
> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get down
> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria and
> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there, just
> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping ? all you brilliant ladies in here
> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll buy
> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He laughed
> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

> Hugs,
> Kim


 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Sand » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:27:48



Quote:

> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've never
> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying business/first
> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get down
> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria and
> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there, just
> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll buy
> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He laughed
> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

> Hugs,
> Kim

I can't help at all, Kim, but I'm *wildly* jealous! <G> Have a wonderful
time and tell us all about it! :)

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Robert » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:20:56


You can certainly buy dirndl fabric, lots of people make their own.
And there's one German fabric  manufacturer still in business AFAIK:
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Otherwise, quilt stores sell mostly US imports at 2-3 times the price.
We'll have to do a meet and greet in Munich, a fabric shopping tour
while your DH is otherwise occupied. Unless of course he likes fabric
shopping, I'm all in favor of fabric-loving guys.

How long is your trip? Email me off-group and we'll talk!
Roberta in D



Quote:
>DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
>Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've never
>been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying business/first
>class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
>renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get down
>to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

>Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
>shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria and
>Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
>restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there, just
>don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
>will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll buy
>a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He laughed
>at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

>Hugs,
>Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Alice in P » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 23:50:55


I'm jealous!!  We lived in Germany for five years, and attended the
Okterberfest twice.  We had such a good time there.  We ended up at a table
with people from at least 4 countries, and sang, and laughed, and drank
beer, of course!

The only fabric I bought back then was lace fabric for drapes...........it's
gorgeous, and easy care!  When we moved to the States, I had pinch pleated
drapes made from it for the dining room and living room.

Have a great time!

--
Alice in PA
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Quote:
> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've
> never been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying
> business/first class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and
> coming home. We're renting a car so we can get out and do some site
> seeing. We hope to get down to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria
> and Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to
> time restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there,
> just don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in
> here will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to
> I'll buy a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares.
> He laughed at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please
> let me know.

> Hugs,
> Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Sandy » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 02:39:36


Howdy!

And the Lebkuchen store; don't miss that, w/ Roberta.
  Roberta & Quilting & Lebkuchen- a great combo of reasons to go to Munich.

R/Sandy- noting that Oktoberfest is in Sept. in M nchen
      ...which made for a great visit in October...


Quote:

> You can certainly buy dirndl fabric, lots of people make their own.
> And there's one German fabric  manufacturer still in business AFAIK:
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> Otherwise, quilt stores sell mostly US imports at 2-3 times the price.
> We'll have to do a meet and greet in Munich, a fabric shopping tour
> while your DH is otherwise occupied. Unless of course he likes fabric
> shopping, I'm all in favor of fabric-loving guys.

> How long is your trip? Email me off-group and we'll talk!
> Roberta in D



>> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
>> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've never
>> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying business/first
>> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
>> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get down
>> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

>> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
>> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria and
>> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
>> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there, just
>> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
>> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll buy
>> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He laughed
>> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

>> Hugs,
>> Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by KimW » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 03:42:12



Quote:


>> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
>> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've
>> never
>> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying
>> business/first
>> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
>> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get
>> down
>> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

>> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
>> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria
>> and
>> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
>> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there,
>> just
>> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
>> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll
>> buy
>> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He
>> laughed
>> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

>> Hugs,
>> Kim

> I can't help at all, Kim, but I'm *wildly* jealous! <G> Have a wonderful
> time and tell us all about it! :)

I certainly will Sandy. We are both really looking forward to it. This will
be my first time ever out of the states, with the exception of a one day
trip into Mexico at Nogales. Even though I don't drink, I'm looking forward
to tasting some of the German brew too.

Hugs,
Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by KimW » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 03:54:33




I bet Roberta in D can help.

We lived in Germany from 1970-73, and would love to see it again! How
long will you be there? Munich is practically next door to Innsbruck
and Salzburg in Austria. We lived just outside of Rothenburg o.d.
Tauber (south of Wurzburg and west of Nurnberg) which is certainly one
of the most charming towns in a country filled with charm. Practically
every town has a brewery, so be sure to try the local beers on your
way to Oktoberfest. They'll all spoil you for American beer! Fall is
beyond gorgeous there, with lots of blazing orange maple.

If I remember right, there are beautiful fabrics there, although
rather expensive. Do you sew clothes? I think there are lovely
woolens.

Be sure to take lots of pictures!

(Can you tell I'm envious??)

No, Heidi, I don't sew clothes anymore, just quilts. I'm really looking
forward to Germany though. Thanks for the insight and info. I need all I can
get.

Hugs,
Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by KimW » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 04:07:07


That sounds wonderful Roberta.

Hugs,
Kim


Quote:
> You can certainly buy dirndl fabric, lots of people make their own.
> And there's one German fabric  manufacturer still in business AFAIK:
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> Otherwise, quilt stores sell mostly US imports at 2-3 times the price.
> We'll have to do a meet and greet in Munich, a fabric shopping tour
> while your DH is otherwise occupied. Unless of course he likes fabric
> shopping, I'm all in favor of fabric-loving guys.

> How long is your trip? Email me off-group and we'll talk!
> Roberta in D



>>DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
>>Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've
>>never
>>been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying
>>business/first
>>class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
>>renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get
>>down
>>to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

>>Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
>>shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria
>>and
>>Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
>>restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there, just
>>don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
>>will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll
>>buy
>>a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He laughed
>>at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

>>Hugs,
>>Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Alliso » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 05:39:35


Quote:

> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've never
> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying business/first
> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get down
> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria and
> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there, just
> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll buy
> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He laughed
> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

> Hugs,
> Kim

Completely by accident I found a quilt store when we passed through
Munich last year... or maybe my quilt-store radar was working well!  :)
   Anyway, they were having a small quilt exhibit in the workshop behind
the store and I kept the postcard for it.  The store is called "Quilt
und Tektilekunst" and it's near the food market close to the main square
in downtown Munich.  I googled the address and came up with
Sebastiansplatz 4, 80331 Munchen.
HTH
Allison
 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by J* » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 07:15:47


http://www.quiltundtextilkunst.de/finden/finden.html
j.

"Allison" wrote ...
 Completely by accident I found a quilt store when we passed through
Munich last year... or maybe my quilt-store radar was working well!  :)
   Anyway, they were having a small quilt exhibit in the workshop behind
the store and I kept the postcard for it.  The store is called "Quilt
und Tektilekunst" and it's near the food market close to the main square
in downtown Munich.  I googled the address and came up with
Sebastiansplatz 4, 80331 Munchen.
HTH
Allison

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Robert » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 20:42:59


You actually think I'd take anybody on a shopping tour and then skip
the lebkuchen?
They call it Oktoberfest because it ends +/- the first weekend in
October. I started out ca. 200 years ago with free beer and horse
racing for the peons over a weekend on the occasion of a royal
wedding, then grew from there.
Roberta in D
Quote:

>Howdy!

>And the Lebkuchen store; don't miss that, w/ Roberta.
>  Roberta & Quilting & Lebkuchen- a great combo of reasons to go to Munich.

>R/Sandy- noting that Oktoberfest is in Sept. in M nchen
>      ...which made for a great visit in October...



>> You can certainly buy dirndl fabric, lots of people make their own.
>> And there's one German fabric  manufacturer still in business AFAIK:
>> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

>> Otherwise, quilt stores sell mostly US imports at 2-3 times the price.
>> We'll have to do a meet and greet in Munich, a fabric shopping tour
>> while your DH is otherwise occupied. Unless of course he likes fabric
>> shopping, I'm all in favor of fabric-loving guys.

>> How long is your trip? Email me off-group and we'll talk!
>> Roberta in D



>>> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
>>> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've never
>>> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying business/first
>>> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
>>> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get down
>>> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

>>> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
>>> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria and
>>> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
>>> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there, just
>>> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
>>> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll buy
>>> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He laughed
>>> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

>>> Hugs,
>>> Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Sandy » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 23:54:53


Howdy!

  Some of the best advice we got was to read Rick Steves'
"Europe Through the Back Door", to buy our own copy and take part
of it w/ us as we traveled.  His best advice: be a friendly, temporary
local, wherever you go.
 http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 Knowing that we knew a couple of people nearby made me more comfortable
about being out in The World, and meeting up w/ Roberta & husband was
a delightful bonus.
   We brought home some of the Westfalenstoffe; actually, we shipped it
home via the post office (along w/ a goodly supply of chocolate);
we shipped home most of our extras, traveling w/ just a couple of
backpacks.  Lady postal worker was very helpful.  ;-)

  Heidi, we fell in love w/ Rothenburg o.b.T., which is where I found
the German fabric at the lqs: http://www.FoundCollection.com/
(found it the first day we were there; closed Wednesday, but worth
the wait ;-> ).

   Enjoy your trip, Kim.  Give Roberta a hug for me.  And be prepared:
there just isn't enough TIME to enjoy it all on the first trip,
so you'll want to go back.  ;-)

Cheers!
R/Sandy - noting that Rick Steves' book nets you a discount at many
       area stops he mentions ;-)


Quote:





>>> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
>>> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've
>>> never
>>> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying
>>> business/first
>>> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
>>> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get
>>> down
>>> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

>>> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
>>> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria
>>> and
>>> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
>>> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there,
>>> just
>>> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
>>> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll
>>> buy
>>> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He
>>> laughed
>>> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

>>> Hugs,
>>> Kim

>> I can't help at all, Kim, but I'm *wildly* jealous! <G> Have a wonderful
>> time and tell us all about it! :)

> I certainly will Sandy. We are both really looking forward to it. This will
> be my first time ever out of the states, with the exception of a one day
> trip into Mexico at Nogales. Even though I don't drink, I'm looking forward
> to tasting some of the German brew too.

> Hugs,
> Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Mike.ab.. » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 01:07:58


Hi Kim

          5 years since last trip to the small alpine town of Chateau d'Oex
in the Sarine Valley CH

We did find a small quilt shop on the main street past the train station
left side going up the hill

look out for Hotel La Rocaille shop was right opposite sorry do not have the
owners name.

                   Mike

                   It's that man again from Chester UK

http://www.FoundCollection.com/
http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:
> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've
> never been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying
> business/first class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and
> coming home. We're renting a car so we can get out and do some site
> seeing. We hope to get down to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria
> and Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to
> time restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there,
> just don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in
> here will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to
> I'll buy a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares.
> He laughed at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please
> let me know.

> Hugs,
> Kim

 
 
 

Oktoberfest in Germany - NOT OT

Post by Robert » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 03:08:32


We'll hope that Kim can stay longer than one week!
(So when are you coming back?)
Roberta in D

(clipped)

Quote:
>   Enjoy your trip, Kim.  Give Roberta a hug for me.  And be prepared:
>there just isn't enough TIME to enjoy it all on the first trip,
>so you'll want to go back.  ;-)

>Cheers!
>R/Sandy - noting that Rick Steves' book nets you a discount at many
>       area stops he mentions ;-)







>>>> DH and I are taking a vacation and going to Germany next month for
>>>> Oktoberfest. He was in Germany 4 years while in the military and I've
>>>> never
>>>> been. I am so e***d and looking forward to it. We're flying
>>>> business/first
>>>> class woohoo and have a layover in Amsterdam going and coming home. We're
>>>> renting a car so we can get out and do some site seeing. We hope to get
>>>> down
>>>> to Austria and Switzerland but we'll see.

>>>> Now my questions that will keep this on topic. Are there any fabric/quilt
>>>> shops in Munich that I can pick up some fabric? Are there any in Austria
>>>> and
>>>> Switzerland? We won't be going deep into those two countries due to time
>>>> restraints. But I really want to pick up some fabric from over there,
>>>> just
>>>> don't know where to go. So I'm hoping   all you brilliant ladies in here
>>>> will have some ideas to share with me. I told DH that if I have to I'll
>>>> buy
>>>> a cotton dirndl and bring it home to cut up into quilt squares. He
>>>> laughed
>>>> at me. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

>>>> Hugs,
>>>> Kim

>>> I can't help at all, Kim, but I'm *wildly* jealous! <G> Have a wonderful
>>> time and tell us all about it! :)

>> I certainly will Sandy. We are both really looking forward to it. This will
>> be my first time ever out of the states, with the exception of a one day
>> trip into Mexico at Nogales. Even though I don't drink, I'm looking forward
>> to tasting some of the German brew too.

>> Hugs,
>> Kim