Rainy days in Europe are perfect for exploring cities. But don't expect the rain to keep locals indoors as it does in California. People were out in droves in the vibrant city center of Bern. Walking the arcaded shopping district, we came across a quilt shop!
It took us a minute to figure out where it was from the direction sign, until we realized it was beneath us...one of the 'cellar' stores of Bern!
The lovely and friendly and of course English-speaking proprietress showed me some books featuring the works of Swiss quilt artists, one of which I had to bring home as a souvenir.