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Quilting Adventure in Bologna!

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“I recently returned from a trip to Italy, where I had a wonderful SERVAS experience.  I am a quilter and through SERVAS I connected with Simonetta Marini, an expert quilter in Bologna.  Simonetta invited me to her home for dinner, where I met her family and had the opportunity to look at all her fabulous quilts.  As luck would have it, Simonetta was teaching a workshop the following day at a local Bologna quilt shop, and she invited me to attend.     Although the workshop was in Italian, we all communicated beautifully through the common language of quilting.  It was such a wonderful international experience and I encourage fellow SERVAS members to make connections through common interests.  A great SERVAS experience!”


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Simonetta and I after  finishing my block (with one of her incredible quilts in the background)

Joan, Servas Traveler

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Author: United States Servas, Inc.

Servas is a worldwide cooperative cultural exchange network established in 1948 and composed of member hosts and travelers working together to foster peace, goodwill and mutual respect. Servas seeks to realize these aims by providing opportunities for person-to-person contacts between people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Our mission includes providing approved US and international travelers with opportunities to be guests of Servas member hosts around the world.

One thought on “Quilting Adventure in Bologna!

  1. What a great added plus to your trip! Fantastic experience for all.

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