International Quilting Tour

Quilty Pleasures

Revelers have Mardi Gras, sports lovers have the Super Bowl, and dog lovers have the Westminster Kennel Club. As for quilters, our must-see, must-experience-at-least-once-in-our-life-bucket-list event is the incredible International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas!

Why not realize your dream this year and join Brandy Lynn of Canadian Quilt Talk for a journey to the mecca of all things quilting, and enjoy a trip with a distinctly Canadian flair in the process. 

Brandy's tours are intimate, friendly and sized just right, with just enough people to keep things festive, but not too big that you'll get lost in the crowds. This isn't your typical massive American bus tour - with 157 ladies from Kansas cooling their heels in the lobby, waiting for monster buses to cart them off to cookie-cutter attractions. That's not our style.

We small, we're Canadian, and we're the perfect mix of group tour with time for individual exploration. And we are going to rock the Monster Ball on Halloween night with all Canadiana themed costumes! Red and white is in the house!

Price: $1449* CDN (land only)

*pricing is based on double occupancy

Your Host: Brandy Lynn Maslowski

Brandy Lynn Maslowski has been quilting since her early twenties making her way from clumsy beginner to quilt teacher, speaker and judge. She is host of the Canadian Quilt Talk podcast and author of the children's picture book Kristy's Quilt. She left her career as a 15 year veteran Firefighter to follower her passion with her business as the Quilter on Fire. Her workshops, lectures and custom group tours aim to inspire quilters to expand their toolbox with tips and tricks and then step outside the box with fibre art techniques and break all the rules. She is leading her first quilting cruise to Hawaii this September!

ITINERARY*

International Quilt Festival 2015 - Houston, Texas. 6 Days: October 27, 2015 - November 01, 2015

Day 1: October 27

Meet at the Best Western Downtown Houston and get to know your fellow quilting enthusiasts at a welcome reception with complimentary cocktails. Tonight, we're heading to the Quilt Show Winners circle at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Day 2: October 28

Breakfast included.
Shop, Hop and Afternoon Tea Party - We'll explore Houston's quilt shops with ample time to shop to your heart's content! Private motor coach throughout. Tonight, the excitement mounts on the night before the grand opening, with the Quilt Show Preview Night!

Day 3: October 29

Breakfast included daily.
A full day to explore the world famous Quilt Show and Vendor's Market.
Tonight, the festive, the fun, the memorable Quiltapalooza Pajama Party!
Organized by the Quilting Conference, this is a night of party games, contests, snacks and much more! Costumes encouraged.

Day 4: October 30

Breakfast included daily.
Explore the Quilt Show and Vendor's Market.
Dinner tonight is the inaugural Quilter on Fire Dinner with your host Brandy Lynn. You'll enjoy the tastes of Houston at the El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, and experience one of Houston's most iconic restaurants boasting the spicy, delicious, tex-mexishness of the local dining scene.

Day 5: October 31

Breakfast included daily.
Milk, dark, or white?  Bars, pies, ice cream, cookies, and more?  Are you salivating yet?  So many choices and only one stomach!
Today, we'll embark on an epic journey that takes us to up to 6 chocolate stores and factories. We'll visit Chocolat du Monde, Godiva Chocolatier, Kegg's Handmade Chocolates and more!
Late afternoon Canadiana red and white costume prep and photos at the hotel. Early dinner, before heading to the Monster Ball costume party! O Canada!

Day 6: November 1

Breakfast included.

Tour ends.

Say goodbye to your new quilting friends, and start to make plans for your next great adventure with Quilter On Fire Custom Group Tours! Return home, or perhaps extend your stay? Ask your travel agent Hayley about visiting Austin, Arizona, or any of the other amazing destinations in the American Southwest.

*Itinerary and arranged sightseeing stops are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances beyond Flight Centre's control.  

Contact Details

Hayley Smith

Flight Centre Penticton.

138-2111 Main Street | Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6W6

(Phone) 250-490-0753 | (Toll Free) 1-866-533-3680

(Email) hayley.smith@flightcentre.ca

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