2018 Travelrite Tours

USA and Canada Quilting Tours Bookings Now Open

Travelrite’s international quilting tours are back again with two massive trips lined up in Canada and the US in 2018. Guided by familiar faces Michelle Marvig and Chris Jurd, these tours are sure to be a hit. Shop to your heart’s delight at a number of overseas crafting stores while visiting local museums and art galleries. There will also be numerous opportunities to participate in workshops, classes and tutorials led by international artisans. Book with a partner or sign up solo to make friends and expand your crafting circle!

Fall Colours Quilting Cruise to Canada & USA with Michelle Marvig

2018 Travelrite Tours

Travel in style on the MS Veendam on an enchanting 18-day cruise across the Atlantic Ocean. Headed by leading artisan and Quilter’s Companion regular Michelle Marvig, this tour will showcase some of the best crafting experiences the northern hemisphere has to offer. Be dazzled by the beautiful colours of fall while completing a busy itinerary with visits to various crafting stores and museums.

2018 Travelrite Tours

The tour will allow you to visit a variety of crafting stores across the two countries, giving you a chance to refill your stash with gorgeous American and Canadian supplies. Shops such as Quebec City’s Les Ateliers Quilt and Cotton store and Linda Fabrics in Miami will offer fresh supplies to meet all your crafting needs. Guided tours to museums and tourist hot spots also mean that you won’t miss out on your typical tourist experience. Whether it’s a visit to Montreal’s Old City or Boston’s New England Quilt Museum, the trip will be sure to have something for everyone.

2018 Travelrite Tours

Date: 4 October 2018 – 22 October 2018

Cost: From $8795. Tour price includes economy air-travel to and from Australia, cruise fees, some meals and air and cruise taxes. Does not include travel insurance, passport and visa fees and meals not consumed on the ship.

Destinations: Montreal, Quebec, Charlottetown, Sydney (Canada), Halifax, Maine, Boston, Port Canaveral, Miami.

The trip also includes an optional pre-cruise tour to New York, Albany and Burlington, as well as an optional post-cruise tour to Williamsburg and Washington.

For more information or to book now, click here!

Check out the Ohio Curves Quilt by Michelle Marvig!

USA Quilting Tour with Chris Jurd

2018 Travelrite Tours

Chris Jurd’s hugely popular tour will return in 2018 with a road trip to Chicago, Shipshewana, Houston and more. Change up your usual craft tutorials by attending workshops overseas – and none other than at the International Quilt Festival 2018 in Houston! You’ll be able to connect with crafters around the globe and take classes in applique, design and quilting in this world-famous fair for a climactic finish to the tour.

2018 Travelrite Tours

This trip will see you visiting a number of American craft stores like Quilters Quest in Chicago and Indianapolis’s Quilts Plus. You’ll also be sightseeing well-known locations, including the third-largest Amish area in the United States in the town of Shipshewana (which has a colourful culture of quilting and crafting). Want more? Sign up for a chance to join American Study Group member Xenia Cord in her own home for a history lesson on American antique quilts, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

2018 Travelrite Tours

Date: October 26 2018 – November 13 2018

Cost: From $7795. Includes economy air-travel to and from Australia, accommodation, breakfast and guided tours specified in the itinerary. Does not include travel insurance, passport fees and general expenses not specified in the itinerary.

Destinations: Chicago, Shipshewana, Kokomo, St Louis, Hamilton, Houston.

The trip also includes an optional post-tour extension tour to New Orleans.

For more information or to book now, click here!

Check out Sunflower Quilt by Chris Jurd!

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