March 26 - 30, 2019
Tour Begins & Ends in Rosemont, IL
for Single Accommodations
Arrival & Departure Details
Tour Begins in Rosemont, IL. Arrival transfer from ORD to our starting hotel is included. Hotel check-in is after 3:00 p.m. Our Welcome Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Baggage storage is available for earlier arrivals.
Tour ends in Rosemont, IL. Return transportation to Chicago's O'hare International Airport is included.
- Full-time Tour Manager
- Four Nights Accommodations
- Roundtrip Airport Transfers
- Welcome Meeting
- Three Days Admission to International Quilt Festival Chicago
- Panoramic Chicago City Tour
- Nightly Cocktail Reception
- Daily Full American Breakfast
- Farewell Lunch
- Souvenir Shopping Bag
- Four Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Days 1 – 4: Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont
The International Quilt Festival Chicago blows into the Windy City for a colorful, 3-day extravaganza of quilts, notions, fabric, contests, classes, and fun! You’ll love this Getaway tour that is priced to sell.
Your included airport transfer brings you straight to our hotel, the contemporary Embassy Suites, right across the street from the convention center where the International Quilt Festival Chicago is set to open. This evening, greet fellow quilt enthusiasts at our Welcome Meeting.
Join your new friends for a panoramic Chicago city tour. Our narrated journey around the downtown area and several of Chicago’s distinct neighborhoods will give you the inside scoop to the history of the Windy City. Along the way, you will be able to stop at several picturesque locations and take some wonderful photos.
Start your day immersed in quilts and needlework at the International Quilt Festival Chicago. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the variety of vendors and their wares. You’ll find quilting and sewing machines, hand-printed fabrics, sewing and craft magazines, vintage quilt blocks, antique sewing collectibles, fabric organizers, quilting and needlework tools, and of course quilts- from priceless antiques to fresh-as-tomorrow designs. The Festival Gallery is filled with quilts created by premier designers. Perhaps you’ll sign up for one of the many exciting classes or lectures. Share your new-found treasures with others over drinks and appetizers at this evening’s complimentary Cocktail Reception. B
After breakfast at the hotel, it’s off to the Quilt Festival to fill your souvenir shopping bag with treasures for your own handwork projects. Choose from exotic shibori silk ribbon, Italian tubular ribbon, hand-painted Czech glass buttons, Ghana baskets, painted wooden buttons, hand-dyed wool and felting kits, doll patterns, vintage fabrics and handmade jewelry inspired by quilts. A few steps from the hotel, you’ll find a different kind of shopping at Fashion Outlets of Chicago, with lots of luxury brand discounts. Savor a delicious dinner while toasting to new friends tonight at our Farewell Dinner. B, D
This morning visit the Quilt Festival one last time, just in case there is room in your suitcase for another fat quarter. The hotel’s complimentary shuttle makes it easy to plan your departure at leisure. B
Show & Class Info
For information regarding classes and events, please visit www.quilts.com