We’d love to have you along on the trip! I’m thrilled to be co-hosting a fabulous trip to Ireland in June 5-14, 2012, along with my friend and fellow traveler, Susan Nelsen. She and I have had some wonderful textile adventures, both as members of a tour and as tour hosts. This amazing trip to Ireland and the First International Quilt Festival of Ireland promises to be another of those never-to-be-forgotten journeys.
Just to warm you up with a little Irish flavor…..No, this isn’t a couple of escapees from a Lucky Charms commercial…..it’s actually Pam and Susan in our “going-to-Ireland-presentation” outfits. We’ve found at least this elf-like approach draws a lot of attention when we’re about to talk about the trip to groups. They’re undoubtedly wondering how we could possibly be seen in public in these outfits. Oh well……anything to promote the trip!
Now for the details……we’ll be one of a number of tours to visit this unique quilt show held on a college campus in Galway, Ireland. Unlike any of the convention center super-shows I’ve been to here in the US, this one will be held in a number of the charming and historic buildings that make up the campus. Exhibits, vendors, Irish food and drink, and lots of quilters from all over the world will make up the show. Sound inviting? We’re totally excited and know this will really be something unique.
For all the details on the trip, the cost, the itinerary etc. etc., visit www.IQFOI.com. Once you get there…..click on the tours that leave from Seattle…..then click on the trip hosted by Pamela Mostek and Susan Nelsen. After all, we want you in OUR group! We promise you a fun and friendly adventure. We’re experienced travelers and hosts, and we know how to make you feel comfortable and at home…..even on the other side of the world …..or if this is your first European trip.
One of the things I enjoy about this type of textile tour is the opportunity to meet and travel with people who enjoy and appreciate the same things I do…..like textiles! It’s really a unique experience……but it’s not just a girlfriend thing. There have been husbands or male partners along on other trips I’ve been on….and I’m sure there will be on this one as well. I think they’ve enjoyed not only the places we’ve visited but also the chance to be surrounded by delightful and fun-loving women! Just sayin’……!
Oh yes….and after three days at the quilt show, we’ll travel around the country for six days, visiting such places as the Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle (yes, you’ll have a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone!), woolen mills, Dublin and way more. Check all that out on the itinerary on the website. We’ll travel on a comfortable bus with our own driver and guide who know the area well and will give us the inside information on the places we visit, which make it even more memorable.
Can you tell I’m trying to entice you with the Ireland photos? I haven’t been to Ireland before so I can’t wait to immerse myself in the “Green Experience”….everyone tells me how beautifully green it is. Can’t wait to see that. After all, green is probably my favorite color to use in my artwork. I’m sure that means I will totally love Ireland!!
If you have questions about the trip, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can email from my website. Susan and I couldn’t be more thrilled about this upcoming tour…..and we’re sure it will be one of those-adventures-of-a-lifetime. Thanks for thinking about joining us.