Amish Patchwork Tours provide exhilarating Patchwork & Quilting holidays to the U.S.A and Canada.
I have owned and run Amish Patchwork Tours, independently for fifteen years and my tours have steadily grown and now cover even more exciting destinations in North America. I organize specialized tours for quilters as well as non-quilters, which are perfect for anyone who enjoys travelling and meeting other people who have the similar interests. The tours provide exceptional insight into local historical places and unique shopping experiences with great importance on just having fun.
I have travelled through and lived in various countries with my husband and children, but it was in Singapore where I discovered my love for quilting. I went for quilt-making lessons with an American lady and I haven’t stopped since.
Previously, I owned a fabric shop for ten years, but my husband went to work in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi so I closed the shop and went with him. Whilst I was there I joined quilting groups in order to meet other ladies. We all shared our knowledge and ideas with each other and my quilting abilities developed even further.
On a quilting tour, where I visited Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (My Country Tour) I was overwhelmed by the vast amount of shops with such large quantities of fabric and quilts. I found the experience exciting and the Amish people and surroundings to be very calming and peaceful.
My first tours started off by going to Lancaster to attend the AQS Quilt Show, (Historical-Philadelphia Quilter’s Holiday) and to learn about the history of the Amish, visit their quilt shops and even join them at a quilt auction. I have made some great Amish friends who have helped to make my tours to Lancaster very unique. The Amish locals come and personally meet with my groups, to talk about their lives and their quilts.
Over the last few year, some of my tours have gone from strength to strength and some have fallen by the wayside, so 2018 sees me trying new places and itineraries.
My new tour “Quilts n Blooms” to Shipshewana Indiana in June 2017 was a successful tour.
“Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show” Oregon in July and “Amish Country Tour” to Lancaster Pennsylvania in September 2017 both tours were successful.
Both itineraries were changed for theses tours
I have 2 new tours organised for 2018. MISSOURI – The tour will be in may and will start with a 3 day retreat at MISSOURI STAR QUILT COMPANY. In September I will take a group to the European Quilt Exhibition, the tour will start in Switzerland and we will travel to Alsace for the Exhibition stopping at Textile Museums, Quilt shops, places of interest in the area. The European Tour I did a few years ago was very successful. These tours will be to the highest quality as are all my tours. Anyone interested I would love to hear from you.
Hoping that these changes will give new and existing clients more choices of places to visit.
Amish Patchwork Tours strive to provide you with a well-researched and organized tour, whichever one you choose. All my tours are well attended with groups ranging from 8 to 25 people.
They are of the highest standards from start to finish. Many people who join my tours do so on the recommendation.
I have ladies that have toured with me on several occasions. One lady who doesn’t even do patchwork is on her eighth tour as she really enjoys the history and museum aspect of the tours.
My aim is to provide you with a holiday that is filled with excitement and experiences that you will remember for a lifetime.