Theme of the 2014 European Patchwork Meeting international contest: “Imagine…” the roots of IMAGINE relate to image an imagination -  please go to the EPM website to download the contest rules and click on “contest”. Deadline for registration June 26th 2014.


In 1993, the idea of a European Patchwork Meeting was born. Indeed, that year, the French Association of Anabaptist and Menonnite History celebrated in Ste Marie-aux-Mines, the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Amish movement. A real discovery - 18 TV channels from all over the world, covered the event and 5000 visitors were moved and fascinated by the Amish quilts showed by the Swiss collector Jacques Légeret. Why not then organize an annual event based on patchwork and quilting? During 4 days, more than 1000 works dispatched around up to 21 sites in 14 villages of the Val d’Argent have been exhibited. Traditional, ancient and contemporary quilts, as well as art quilts have been representative of a large panel of work created around the world. Classes with specific techniques or classes on creativity coupled with various lectures, all given by renowned artists adds to the interest of the event. The international merchant hall with some 150 exhibitors attracts a large number of visitors eager to discover the latest collections of fabrics or the newest notions, sewing machines and books… From 5000 visitors in 1994 to 15 000 in 2005 (16 500 in 2004 for the 10th anniversary), the number of visitors is in constant progression and the organizers welcomed 20 800 visitors from all over the world in 2013.


The EPM has had the privilege to welcome visitors from all over the world for 20 years already. It is an event which has become over the years the not-to-be-missed show for all patchwork enthusiasts.

To celebrate its 20 year anniversary and thank its faithful visitors, the EPM will organize a special anniversary show!
A new prestige collector catalog and an anniversary bag made especially for the 20 year celebration will be proposed to our visitors!

The 20th European Patchwork Meeting in Val d’Argent (Alsace) France will take place 18 – 21 September 2014. The exhibition is open Thursday through Saturday 9.30am – 6.30pm, Sunday 9.30am – 6pm. For further information please visit the following website: