†Reservations and signups taken until tour is full
Final Payment due 45 days prior to trip departure
(after this date deposit and final payment are non refundable.)
Day two: Thursday June 13:† Today you will experience the Minnesota Quilt Show.† This is a judged, guild-show, professionally
presented. The vendors are by invitation only - and they know the good ones!† The venue is the DECC the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, located right on the harbor. Step outside the convention center and enjoy Canal Park, watch the huge ships come and go from the port, see the areial lift bridge, visit the maritime visitor center and check out the newly renovated Omnimax Theater!† Itís been a fun day, but itís not done...letís go out on the water.† A pizza party cruise is planned for the group on board the Vista Fleet. This fun adventure takes us out in the harbor and† into Lake Superior.† See the big ships, the loading docks and the city view -†† this is a pretty city, but donít take my word on it-come see† for yourself!
Tour includes: Escort & Motor coach; 2 nights† lodging in Duluth, 2 continental breakfasts, Dinner harbor cruise, guided city tour, and entrance to Glensheen Mansion. .†
What a fun summer get-away!
Ames AmericInn, W Des Moines
I35 Mason City Exit
Albert Lea or As requested in route
Minnesota Quilt Show
The Minnesota quilt show began in St. Paul in 1979.† It now rotates itís host city between St. Cloud and Duluth.† This annual show is† one of the premier quilting events in the U.S.A. and holds the title as the largest all-volunteer quilt show. The Minnesota show always has wonderful quilts, great vendors and a host of places to visit.† This year, Duluth is the host city, located on the worldís largest fresh water lake.† This location is always a hit with so many things to enjoy and entertain us!† What a great summer get-away!
Day one Thursday, June 11:† We start our adventure in Des Moines with pickups as requested along I80 - maybe† Ankeny, Boondocks, Albert Lea along with our usual pickup in Ames....We have a special† request quilt store - I love it when I get this kind of input!† This is a ďnewĒ store to this area after moving from her last location in Montana-letís welcome Reproductionsfabrics.com to MN! Yes this is an online source of cotton reproduction fabric for costuming and quilting with fabric from time periods 1775 to 1950, including the Civil War and Depression Eras.† And they are opening the doors for us!† Next we arrive in Duluth at our hotel in Canal Park. Our evening event will be a dinner cruise on the Vista Fleet.† We visit the
harbor and then out along the shores of Lake
Superior for a relaxing evening meal.