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Annual Meeting 2024



Announcing the 2024 Quimper Club meeting!

When:  3 days – Wednesday, April 17 – Friday, April 19, 2024.   A spring meeting allows us to attend

the spectacular annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – which has more tulips than Holland!

Where: Bellingham, Washington

Day One - Day at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - view blooming fields of tulips and display gardens with many varieties of tulips. Mid-week gives us access to the gardens without the crowds and attending the last half of the months gives us full blooms!



















Day One - Day at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - view blooming fields of tulips and display gardens with many varieties. Mid-week gives us access to the gardens without the crowds and attending the last half of the month gives us full blooms!


Day Two - explore Bellingham and its surroundings on your own. Late lunch (catered) and Club Meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites hotel.  TBA:  possible faience sale at the hotel. 











Day Three - House & faience collection tour at Caroline Mann's house in Everett. Farewell dinner at local Everett restaurant (members responsible for their own tab)


Airport Info: Bellingham has an airport that offers flights to 5 airports in southern California as well as Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Denver. For the rest of the country, you would have to book a flight to Seattle and then a connecting flight to Bellingham.


Weather Info: The weather in mid-April is spotty - chilly with frequent rain, but it is northwest rain: usually light. I have seen the tulip festival many times in the rain and with an umbrella it is still very worth seeing. If we are lucky, it will be sunny though.


Hotel Info:  Bellingham has many hotels in many price ranges.  The following is a list of suggestions, but it is by no means complete (the prices are based on an online search for the meeting dates, and may change):


Holiday Inn & Suites - $145.

4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham

 888-485-4329 -inn/bellingham

Note: The Annual Meeting & Sale will be held here.


Days Inn - $135

215 North Samish Way, Bellingham



La Quinta Inn & Suites - $130

1063 West Bakerview Road, Bellingham



 Oxford Suites - $164

4051 Meridian St, Bellingham



Hotel Leo - $180

1224 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham



Fairhaven Village Inn -$209

1200 10th Street, Bellingham



Before or After Trip Suggestions: The meeting can easily be tied to a longer

vacation. Bring your passports to see beautiful British Columbia!  Victoria, Vancouver, and the Butchart Gardens are all within easy reach of Bellingham, as is Seattle.


Plus, we have local members with fabulous collections: Lucy Williams, Pat & Colin

Hull, and Bev Mar. They all live very close to each other and can be visited either

before or after the meeting, with arrangements to be made with them. Remember to bring your

passports to see any of them – to get to Point Roberts you must travel through Canada, also Pat & Colin live in Canada.


We would like to have a definite yes or no on attendance by the end of January 2024, for a headcount on the catered lunch at the meeting.

Please respond to  Caroline Mann at


Historic Fairhaven


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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