August 18 – 24, 2025

$

2925

Per Person/Double Occupancy
$1000 Additional/Single Occupancy

Mackinac Island Summer

Featuring the AQS QuiltWeek Grand Rapids

Traverse Elkhart, Shipshewana, and Grand Rapids, appreciating vibrant Quilt Gardens, delving into Amish traditions, and marveling at QuiltWeek exhibits. Mackinac Island’s enchantment, horse-drawn rides, and the camaraderie of quilting enthusiasts make this journey a heartwarming exploration of culture, craft, and community.

Locations

Elkhart

Shipshewana

Grand Rapids

Mackinac Island

Begin your quilting journey in Indiana with fellow enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the charm of Shipshewana, collecting quilting treasures and embracing Amish culture. Witness the blooming Quilt Gardens en route to Grand Rapids’ QuiltWeek. Relish the beauty of Mackinac Island, culminating in a heartfelt farewell dinner.

This Tour Includes

TAPESTRY Series

Small groups, big experiences, independent spirit.

6 Nights

Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

8 Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Admissions

Guided sightseeing, visits, and admissions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary.

Departure Transfer

Return transportation to Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)

Tour Manager

Full time throughout the trip

Hand-Selected Hotels

Elkhart
Hotel Elkhart
Grand Rapids
Embassy Suites Downtown
Mackinac Island
Mission Point Resort

Top-Rated Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Meeting
  • Shipshewana, Indiana
  • Yoder Department Store
  • The Cotton Corner Quilt Shop
  • Lolly’s Fabrics
  • Amish Rug Weaving Demo
  • Amish Quilts Trunk Show
  • Quilt Gardens Heritage Trail
  • Amish Quilting Bee and Wedding Feast
  • Coppes Commons Hoosier Cabinets
  • AQS QuiltWeek Grand Rapids Admission
  • Mackinac Island Ferry
  • Mackinac Island Carriage Ride
  • Traverse City
  • Customary Farewell Dinner

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Visits, admissions, and special features are shown in bold.
» Country Heritage Tours Mackinac Island tour map

Tour Begins: Elkhart, Indiana

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Tour Ends: Traverse City, Michigan

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Day 1 Arrive Elkhart – Tour Begins

Arrive in Elkhart, Indiana, and make yourself at home before meeting your Tour Manager and fellow quilting enthusiasts at this evening’s Welcome Meeting. Take a little time to explore the surroundings and get excited for the days ahead. As you settle in, spend time admiring the local art installations that capture the spirit of this charming city.

Day 2 Shipshewana Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, explore charming downtown Shipshewana and start shopping for quilting cottons and supplies at The Cotton Corner. Next, at Yoder’s Department Store, shop for handmade Amish goods, then browse the luscious fabrics and quilts at Lolly’s Fabrics. After an Amish rug weaving demo, join the Amish Quilts trunk show and Quilting Bee. Don’t forget to capture memorable moments and share stories with fellow quilters. Tonight, savor a homecooked Amish wedding feast with a Plain family and learn about the peace and simplicity of the Amish lifestyle as you indulge in homemade pies for dessert.

Day 3 Elkhart – Shipshewana – Grand Rapids Breakfast

This morning, travel Indiana’s scenic backroads to witness blooming Quilt Gardens and learn gardening tips from those who bring these living works of art to life. Discover how 200+ volunteers maintain these colorful patterns for all to enjoy, despite Mother Nature’s whims. Snap photos of your favorite gardens to cherish the memories. Later, head to beautiful Grand Rapids and check into your downtown, all-suite hotel then relax and unwind at the evening manager’s reception.

Day 4 Grand Rapids Breakfast

Admire hundreds of beautiful quilts at the American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek Grand Rapids. Explore traditional to unconventional quilts, competitions, galleries, and historic pieces from around the world. Shop for fabric, notions, patterns, machines, quilting supplies, and much more at the extensive Merchant Mall. In the evening, participate in classes or discover the local culinary scene, as you share quilting ideas and inspirations with new friends.

Day 5 Grand Rapids – Mackinac Island Breakfast

Take in the scenic drive north, making a stop in charming Petoskey for lunch and exploring on your own. This historic town offers a variety of shops and cafés for you to discover before arriving in Mackinac City and boarding the ferry to enchanting Mackinac Island. Experience the Jewel of the Great Lakes as you board a horse-drawn carriage upon arrival. Marvel at the iconic Grand Hotel and enjoy your carriage ride through town, soaking in the island’s unique atmosphere. Tonight, after exploring the boutiques, gardens, and beaches at your waterside resort, unwind watching the sunset, reflecting on your unforgettable journey so far.

Day 6 Mackinac Island Breakfast, Dinner

Savor sunrise views at breakfast, then explore the quaint village of this National Historic Landmark island. Sample famous fudge or enjoy an elegant lunch on the porch of the Grand Hotel. Spend the afternoon browsing local shops for unique souvenirs and keepsakes. Tonight, celebrate the trip with fellow travel companions at your customary Farewell Dinner, sharing highlights and favorite moments that enriched your quilting adventure.

Day 7 Mackinac Island – Traverse City – Tour Ends Breakfast

Board the ferry back to the mainland, bid farewell to Mackinac Island, and exchange addresses with new friends on your departure transfer to Cherry Capital Airport – Traverse City. Before boarding your flight, make sure to sample a slice of local cherry pie and cherish the memories and friendships you’ve made during this incredible quilting adventure.

» Country Heritage Tours Mackinac Island tour map
Day 1
Arrive Elkhart – Tour Begins

Arrive in Elkhart, Indiana, and make yourself at home before meeting your Tour Manager and fellow quilting enthusiasts at this evening’s Welcome Meeting. Take a little time to explore the surroundings and get excited for the days ahead. As you settle in, spend time admiring the local art installations that capture the spirit of this charming city.

Day 2
Shipshewana
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, explore charming downtown Shipshewana and start shopping for quilting cottons and supplies at The Cotton Corner. Next, at Yoder’s Department Store, shop for handmade Amish goods, then browse the luscious fabrics and quilts at Lolly’s Fabrics. After an Amish rug weaving demo, join the Amish Quilts trunk show and Quilting Bee. Don’t forget to capture memorable moments and share stories with fellow quilters. Tonight, savor a homecooked Amish wedding feast with a Plain family and learn about the peace and simplicity of the Amish lifestyle as you indulge in homemade pies for dessert.

Day 3
Elkhart – Shipshewana – Grand Rapids
Breakfast

This morning, travel Indiana’s scenic backroads to witness blooming Quilt Gardens and learn gardening tips from those who bring these living works of art to life. Discover how 200+ volunteers maintain these colorful patterns for all to enjoy, despite Mother Nature’s whims. Snap photos of your favorite gardens to cherish the memories. Later, head to beautiful Grand Rapids and check into your downtown, all-suite hotel then relax and unwind at the evening manager’s reception.

Day 4
Grand Rapids
Breakfast

Admire hundreds of beautiful quilts at the American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek Grand Rapids. Explore traditional to unconventional quilts, competitions, galleries, and historic pieces from around the world. Shop for fabric, notions, patterns, machines, quilting supplies, and much more at the extensive Merchant Mall. In the evening, participate in classes or discover the local culinary scene, as you share quilting ideas and inspirations with new friends.

Day 5
Grand Rapids – Mackinac Island
Breakfast

Take in the scenic drive north, making a stop in charming Petoskey for lunch and exploring on your own. This historic town offers a variety of shops and cafés for you to discover before arriving in Mackinac City and boarding the ferry to enchanting Mackinac Island. Experience the Jewel of the Great Lakes as you board a horse-drawn carriage upon arrival. Marvel at the iconic Grand Hotel and enjoy your carriage ride through town, soaking in the island’s unique atmosphere. Tonight, after exploring the boutiques, gardens, and beaches at your waterside resort, unwind watching the sunset, reflecting on your unforgettable journey so far.

Day 6
Mackinac Island
Breakfast, Dinner

Savor sunrise views at breakfast, then explore the quaint village of this National Historic Landmark island. Sample famous fudge or enjoy an elegant lunch on the porch of the Grand Hotel. Spend the afternoon browsing local shops for unique souvenirs and keepsakes. Tonight, celebrate the trip with fellow travel companions at your customary Farewell Dinner, sharing highlights and favorite moments that enriched your quilting adventure.

Day 7
Mackinac Island – Traverse City – Tour Ends
Breakfast

Board the ferry back to the mainland, bid farewell to Mackinac Island, and exchange addresses with new friends on your departure transfer to Cherry Capital Airport – Traverse City. Before boarding your flight, make sure to sample a slice of local cherry pie and cherish the memories and friendships you’ve made during this incredible quilting adventure.

» Country Heritage Tours Mackinac Island tour map
Day 1
Arrive Elkhart – Tour Begins

Arrive in Elkhart, Indiana, and make yourself at home before meeting your Tour Manager and fellow quilting enthusiasts at this evening’s Welcome Meeting. Take a little time to explore the surroundings and get excited for the days ahead. As you settle in, spend time admiring the local art installations that capture the spirit of this charming city.

Day 2
Shipshewana
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, explore charming downtown Shipshewana and start shopping for quilting cottons and supplies at The Cotton Corner. Next, at Yoder’s Department Store, shop for handmade Amish goods, then browse the luscious fabrics and quilts at Lolly’s Fabrics. After an Amish rug weaving demo, join the Amish Quilts trunk show and Quilting Bee. Don’t forget to capture memorable moments and share stories with fellow quilters. Tonight, savor a homecooked Amish wedding feast with a Plain family and learn about the peace and simplicity of the Amish lifestyle as you indulge in homemade pies for dessert.

Day 3
Elkhart – Shipshewana – Grand Rapids
Breakfast

This morning, travel Indiana’s scenic backroads to witness blooming Quilt Gardens and learn gardening tips from those who bring these living works of art to life. Discover how 200+ volunteers maintain these colorful patterns for all to enjoy, despite Mother Nature’s whims. Snap photos of your favorite gardens to cherish the memories. Later, head to beautiful Grand Rapids and check into your downtown, all-suite hotel then relax and unwind at the evening manager’s reception.

Day 4
Grand Rapids
Breakfast

Admire hundreds of beautiful quilts at the American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek Grand Rapids. Explore traditional to unconventional quilts, competitions, galleries, and historic pieces from around the world. Shop for fabric, notions, patterns, machines, quilting supplies, and much more at the extensive Merchant Mall. In the evening, participate in classes or discover the local culinary scene, as you share quilting ideas and inspirations with new friends.

Day 5
Grand Rapids – Mackinac Island
Breakfast

Take in the scenic drive north, making a stop in charming Petoskey for lunch and exploring on your own. This historic town offers a variety of shops and cafés for you to discover before arriving in Mackinac City and boarding the ferry to enchanting Mackinac Island. Experience the Jewel of the Great Lakes as you board a horse-drawn carriage upon arrival. Marvel at the iconic Grand Hotel and enjoy your carriage ride through town, soaking in the island’s unique atmosphere. Tonight, after exploring the boutiques, gardens, and beaches at your waterside resort, unwind watching the sunset, reflecting on your unforgettable journey so far.

Day 6
Mackinac Island
Breakfast, Dinner

Savor sunrise views at breakfast, then explore the quaint village of this National Historic Landmark island. Sample famous fudge or enjoy an elegant lunch on the porch of the Grand Hotel. Spend the afternoon browsing local shops for unique souvenirs and keepsakes. Tonight, celebrate the trip with fellow travel companions at your customary Farewell Dinner, sharing highlights and favorite moments that enriched your quilting adventure.

Day 7
Mackinac Island – Traverse City – Tour Ends
Breakfast

Board the ferry back to the mainland, bid farewell to Mackinac Island, and exchange addresses with new friends on your departure transfer to Cherry Capital Airport – Traverse City. Before boarding your flight, make sure to sample a slice of local cherry pie and cherish the memories and friendships you’ve made during this incredible quilting adventure.

SHOW & CLASS INFO:
For information regarding QuiltWeek Grand Rapids classes and events, visit quiltweek.com

August 18 – 24, 2025

$

2925

Per Person/Double Occupancy

+$1000

Additional/Single Occupancy

Reserve Your Mackinac Island Summer Tour

A non-refundable $200 deposit per person is required for booking. Before completing your reservation, be sure you read and understand our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions.

Mackinac Island Summer

Space for this tour is limited. Please contact us to discuss accommodation options and availability.