September 18 - 27, 2021

Celebrity Instructor:
Bonnie Hunter
Bonnie Hunter

Package Price:
$4,469.00 | Air from New York JFK

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • International round trip from New York JFK to Hanoi.
  • First class hotel accommodations in Hanoi and Sapa.
  • Professional Vietnamese tour guide the entire time.
  • A professional Craftours escort the entire time.
  • Private motor coach and driver.
  • A “Panoramic tour” of the city of Hanoi.
  • First class overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay including shore excursions, sailing on a replicated Imperial Court vessel called a “wooden junk.”
  • A visit to the Temple of Literature.
  • A tour of the Womens Museum and Craft Link Gallery in Hanoi.
  • Visit to the village of Van Phuc to see weaving and dying silk.
  • Touring Hanoi’s Ethnology Museum.
  • Drives through scenic river valleys and hillside rice terraces.
  • Visits to colorful markets and shopping for hand-made crafts.
  • Visits to villagers in traditional ethnic communities.
  • Hands-on workshops in Red Dao embroidery.
  • A workshop in Black Hmong batik.
  • Excursion to a Pearl Farm.
  • Breakfast daily, some special lunches and dinners.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage tag and commemorative gift.
  • Traveling with our special guest Bonnie Hunter!
  • And much more!







BONNIE HUNTER

Bonnie K Hunter is passionate about quilt quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do”. She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back. Before quilting became her full time career, Bonnie was the owner and designer of ""Needle in a Haystack!", creating more than 70 patterns for dolls and stuffed animals with a country primitive feel.

Many of her designs were licensed through the Butterick Pattern Company, translated into 7 languages and sold around the globe through fabric stores. But quilting has always been Bonnie’s first love. She has been machine quilting since 1989 and professionally long arm quilting for the public since 1995, retiring in 2009 when she no longer had the time due to her teaching, traveling and writing schedule. She has been featured in magazines both for her quilt patterns and articles she has written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential.

Bonnie received the 2012 “Teacher of the Year” award through a global internet poll hosted via Sew Cal Gal, and was completely flabbergasted, not to mention honored and humbled at the same time.

Dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting, Bonnie enjoys meeting with quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds all over the world, challenging quilters to break the rules, think outside the box, and find what brings them joy.

When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time piecing scrap quilts, enjoying the peaceful reward of English paper piecing and hand quilting as much as machine work, and loving life in her wooded surroundings in beautiful rural Wallburg, North Carolina, a suburb of Winston-Salem. She and her husband, Dave are the proud parents of two grown sons, Jason, and Jeffrey. They round out their household with Sadie the dog and two cats –Emmy Lou, who loves life inside only, and Chloe who only loves life on the outside—keeping Bonnie company while she designs, quilts and plays happily with her fabric.

Bonnie also writes a regular column for Quiltmaker Magazine entitled "Addicted to Scraps" with the main intention to help you to put various aspects of your own Scrap Users System to good use!

Bonnie’s favorite motto? “The Best Things in Life are Quilted!!” of course!



VIETNAM TESTIMONIALS:

Karen Uridel, Mentor, OH - "I was very surprised by the people and the country. I’m old enough that when I think of Vietnam, I think of a war torn country. Boy was I mistaken. The country was beautiful, the people were smiling and friendly. This seems to be a country moving into the future."
Marlys Wiens, Edina, MN - "The people of Vietnam were very hospitable and talked and lived "Peace". Many in the tourism business did not experience the "Vietnam/American War" and have moved on with their lives. The food was so fresh tasting and all the vegetable and meat (Fish) dishes were so healthy. Cruising in the 1,969 islands near Hanoi was so beautiful and having morning exercise classes in the morning mist on the top level of the boat was special. In the delta, loved the cruise and also to learn that the Vietnamese are still trying to educate the locals on how to handle the bombs they continue to find in their landscape. The question in my mind: Shouldn’t Americans want to help fund and/or assist in the cleanup of the war 50 years ago in Vietnam?"