Sample Itinerary
Quilting in New England
For fabric and craft specialists, a journey through almost 400 years of history (and you thought we had none!)

7 to 15 days

Spring, Summer, best in Autumn

Hotels from 2 to 4 Star

New York to Mystic, CT:

Drive along the Long Island Sound to the restored and recreated whaling village at Mystic Seaport. 

Mystic to Meredith, NH:

Visit the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts or the North Shore, home of the Salem witch hunts before heading to the White Mountains, a hive of quilting activity. 

Meredith to Burlington, VT:

A meandering journey through the great forests, patchwork farms and postcard villages of New England, ending at the Shelburne Museum, a fabric must-see. 

Burlington to Catskill Mountains, NY:

Cross Lake Champlain and follow the Hudson River south through revolutionary battlegrounds to the Catskills, the country escape for New Yorkers and home to the legendary Woodstock Festival.

Catskills to Bird-in-Hand, PA:

Follow the Appalachian Trail into the Keystone State, ending in the Amish Country of Lancaster County. Here the Pennsylvania Dutch quilt, farm and manufacture without the use of modern amenities like electricity. 

Bird-in-Hand to Baltimore, MD (or Washington DC):

A short drive through the Susquehanna Valley brings us to the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore, home of album quilts, Edgar Allen Poe and the best crab cakes in the world. Washington offers an incredible array of museums.

Baltimore to New York City, NY:

Return via Philadelphia, the cradle of the United States, to New York City for sightseeing, world famous museums and of course, endless shopping opportunities. No amount of time for New York is enough, but a 3-night stay is considered a minimum.