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DISCOVERING "QUILTING INSPIRATIONS" IN SPAIN WITH CHRISTA WATSON!
"I would like to invite you to join me in Spain next year as we take in the beautiful sights and sounds of this majestic country! Be my guest as we explore some of Spain's most magnificent cities while viewing inspiring works of art, crafts and quilting. Our jam-packed itinerary will include hands-on workshops and demos, in addition to attending the world-famous Sitges Patchwork Festival. Each participant will receive an exclusive "Star of Spain" mini-quilt kit designed by yours truly, along with dedicated time to work on this portable project. As an added bonus, you'll also learn how to translate inspiration into your own unique machine quilting designs. This is a trip of a lifetime, so don't miss out!  Become my new BQF - Best Quilting Friend, and call Craftours today and make your reservation to join me next year in Spain!"  - Christa Watson
9-DAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Spain. (Airfare available from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business class upgrades available.)
  • First-class hotel accommodations in Madrid and Barcelona. (Suite upgrades available.)
  • Traveling with our special guest, Craftsy quilt instructor Christa Watson.
  • Private deluxe motor coach & professional driver the entire time.
  • Panoramic City tour of Madrid with a professional local guide.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily and special farewell dinner.
  • Participating in a “Marzipan-making class” with a local pastry chef.
  • Hands-on quilting workshops with our guest instructor Christa.
  • A special handwork class with Christa, creating your very own Star of Spain.
  • Visiting the Prado Museum for quilting inspiration from Spanish masters.
  • Domestic flight and transfers to/from our hotel in Madrid to Barcelona.
  • A special visit to the Spanish craft village of Poble Espanhol.
  • A delicious welcome dinner, introductions, and orientation meeting.
  • Attending the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges, Spain.
  • An opportunity to take quilting classes at the Sitges quilt show.
  • An intimate gathering and show and tell with quilters from Madrid.
  • Transfers to/from the airport/hotel in Spain for full package guests.
  • An exclusive tour of a century-old Spanish sword-making factory.
  • A full day tour and free time in the beautiful town of Toledo.
  • An opportunity to shop for fabric at local quilt shops.
  • Interactive machine quilting lecture & discussion with Christa.
  • A professional Craftours escort throughout your entire journey.
  • Panoramic city tour of Barcelona with a local professional tour guide.
  • Special Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and commemorative gift.
  • Viewing Gaudi's stained-glass patchwork designs in the Sagrada Familia Church.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.

Total cost of this quilting adventure in Spain is:

$4,677.00

Reserve your Space Now!
Call Toll-Free 877-887-1188
Any questions please e-mail: [email protected]

Space is based on first-come/first-served. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.




CHRISTA WATSON

Christa Watson is a warm and enthusiastic quilter from Las Vegas, Nevada who loves teaching others to find joy through sewing.

Christa stumbled upon quilting as a newly married college student in the mid 90s and it was love at first stitch! After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, she quickly realized she would be much happier creating her own business rather than working for someone else. She then spent the next dozen years exploring various ways to pursue a career in the quilting industry, all while raising a family. In 2008 her husband quit his job to join her in the biz full-time, and they've never looked back!

Over the years, Christa has won numerous awards for her quilts, and she's travelled the world teaching others her "perfectly imperfect" machine quilting techniques. She's an author of numerous machine quilting books, along with dozens of inspiring and original quilt patterns that focus on easy piecing with a graphic punch. She's also filmed 3 Craftsy classes including the popular "Startup Library – Quilting" workshop: a step-by-step guide for beginners showing how to make an entire quilt from start to finish.

Christa enjoys representing many of her favorite quilting industry companies as a brand ambassador for BERNINA sewing machines, Electric Quilt design software, and Hobbs batting. You can also find her favorite threads for piecing and quilting in 3 exclusive thread kits from Aurifil. She currently designs bold, colorful fabrics for Benartex with 7 collections so far, and more on the way. She's always on the lookout for inspiration for her next collection!

As for personal quilting style, Christa prefers the graphic, geometric look of modern quilts, but she considers herself a cheerleader for all quilters everywhere. She believes it's important for everyone to discover the techniques they personally enjoy, and she's never met a quilt (or quilter) she didn't love.

Christa is excited to spread the joy of quilting to as many people as possible in any way she can. Find her beautiful photos, helpful tips, and plenty of quilting tutorials online at christaquilts.com. For daily doses of inspiration, follow her on social media @christaquilts.

To learn more about Christa, visit her website at www.christaquilts.com



TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST SPAIN TOURS:

Shelly Waite, Las Vegas, NV - “It was an amazing time with a great size group of about 22 of us. This allowed us to get to know each and everyone. We had 2 different tour guides, and both went above and beyond to make our experience awesome. The care and love both Holly and Rosie (and Vic her so helpful husband) made the experience so much more. They all did the company proud.”
Bodil Hall, Edmondton, Alberta - “My Granddaughter and I could not have had a better time, age difference was not even mentioned. We are constantly looking at our pictures and the ones that are shared by the rest of the group. The variety of things to see and do are too many to describe. I am so glad that we were able to take part. Thank you Bodil and Lisa.”
Sheri Knox, San Diego, CA - “I've never traveled alone on a group trip like this but found the other travelers to be wonderful and Rosie and Victor as hosts to be delightful. Our city-specific tour guides were outstanding! There was a perfect balance of craft-related, tourist and on-your-own time. I will definitely go on another Craftours trip with Rosie and Victor!”
Deborah Dyar, La Mesa, CA - “A wonderful time and a great group of ladies.”
Babs Behling, San Diego, CA - “The Barcelona part of the tour was my favorite. I could spend another week there at least.”

Full Package Price: $4,677.00 | Air from New York City

Land Only Price: $3,927.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

(per person, based on double occupancy)

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Reservations
To make your reservations call us at +1-815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at: +1-877-887-1188 - USA, Canada or Spain, 001-882-887-1188 - Mexico, 808 134 9500 - UK, 18 0010 6424 - Australia, or submit your reservations online.

For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

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.