Sunday, February 7, 2010

QUILT USA TOUR

Hi everyone, I have exciting news, I am off to America in April and I will be going to 3 quilt shows as well as lots of sight seeing of historical sites. I am taking DH as I am not brave enough to go on my own.We land in LA(3 days) do sight seeing then onto the Grand Canyon. Next we head to Las Vegas for gambling and sightseeing staying here for a couple of days. Next we head to Yosemite National Parkand stay at Fresno. Head back west to San Francisco for a 2 day stop and sightsee places like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman Wharf etc.A flight onto Chicago and stay 3 days. Here I go to THE INTERNATIONAL QUILT SHOWand hope I can join a class to learn something new. Shopping as well and I hope to get some bargains. Sightseeing and Dining out to taste the flavours of the region. Next onto Arthur..Amish country. Here we visit a traditional farm and eat lunch with an Amish family and then lots of craft stores to visit.We also go to the ANNUAL ARTHUR QUILT SHOW and I am looking for ward to that. Next day we visit Paducah, quilt shoppers heaven. More sightseeing to do. April 23rd we visit THE AMERICAN QUILTERS SOCIETY quilt show at least 400 boths to drool over. On to St Louis and then Washington DC. Sightseeing of the Whitehouse, The Pentagon, Lincoln Memorial all those famous sites we see in the movies. Philadelphia is next to see Independence Hall, Liberty Bell etc and then New York. More sightseeing and shopping for 3 days then back on the plane to home. Sorry no pictures but watch out when I get back to Australia.

7 comments:

Hazel said...

Wow that sounds like its going to be a great trip .Can't wait to see the photo's .I don't blame you I wouldn't go without my hubby either .I'm Canadian but we go to the USA at least once a month to shop , it a great country .Just make sure you have health insurance .

Tozz said...

I am still green with envy Jude :) How lucky is your DH....I wish I could go in his place lol. Have a wonderful time which I am sure you will. hugs Vicki

Anonymous said...

Hi Jude - i'm sure you could hide me in your bag ????
see ya tuesday......Heather

Sue SA said...

What a great trip you have planned, I am green with envy, but have promised myself the same trip in 10 years time, when I have another '0' birthday. I have told hubby he and the kids can come but think he might want to skip the quilt shows, cannot even get him in the door to a shop here! Enjoy the planning for your trip, looking forward to seeing your pictures!

Khris said...

I am so excited for you Jude...so very exciting....I know you will love every minute of it...hugs Khris

Jill said...

I'm so jealous! I went to Florida for 3 weeks last Nov and went to the West Palm Beach quilt show but you will be seeing the absolute cream of quilting - have a fabulous time. Take an empty suitcase for fabric shopping! (I found your site via Dawn Hay Designs blog) Jill x

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy. Your trip sounds FANTASTIC. You will have a great time :) Janette