QuiltCon Modern Quilt Guild Phoenix Arizona 2025

Tour Dates
Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 26th February 2025

Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. This 8 night/9 day tour combines two inspiring days at the show with the chance to experience the unforgettable natural wonders of Arizona. Bask in the beauty of iconic red rock formations, discover the hidden secrets of the Grand Canyon and marvel at the natural sandstone masterpieces of Monument Valley

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Staying in Phoenix, Flagstaff and Kayenta, you will visit Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley.

 

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Experiences you will treasure

What people say

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How much is it?

Package Price: £3875.00 p/p
Single Supplement: £850.00
Return Economy BA flights from London Heathrow (LHR): £750.00
Upgrades available on request, please enquire when booking
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What's included in your holiday

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Where you will be staying

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Flight Information

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A Deeper Dive

Known for its sunny climate and spectacular desert landscapes, Arizona’s state capital also offers a wealth of cultural attractions. Discover the eclectic neighbourhood of Roosevelt Row, downtown Phoenix’s walkable arts district, home to art galleries, restaurants, bars, and boutique shops in a landscape dotted by colourful street art. It's almost impossible to turn a corner on Roosevelt Row without seeing a mural!

If that’s whetted your artistic appetite, the city has many fascinating museums. Phoenix Art Museum, the largest fine art museum in the Southwest, boasts a collection of 17,000 objects of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern, and contemporary art, photography, and fashion design, while the Heard Museum presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art.

Phoenix Arizona Downtown


Past, present and ‘Old West’ vibes collide at Heritage Square. Part of the city’s original site, this park-like space spotlights a collection of well-preserved 19th and 20th-century buildings, as well as the Arizona Science Centre. Designed by renowned architect Antoine Predock, the combination of ramps, hallways, galleries, and terraces in this 140,000-square-foot building creates an intriguing environment of investigation and discovery.

 
Phoenix is a foodies’ heaven, and you'll find everything from mouth-watering pierogis and pasta to Vietnamese, Brazilian, fine French cuisine and pizzas so good they’ve attracted celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld. Discover why at Pizzeria Bianco.


And of course, the capital of the Valley of the Sun has much to offer fans of the great outdoors. Papago Park, just minutes from downtown, has been home to many different pieces of Phoenix history: it was a reservation for indigenous tribes, a fish hatchery during the Great Depression, a POW camp during World War II, and a VA hospital. Today, it is the site of attractions including The Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden, golf courses, various museums, baseball fields, lakes, and Sonoran Desert plants and animals. See Sumatran tigers roaming the savanna and encounter the flora, fauna, and critters of the Sonoran Desert at The Phoenix Zoo, then take a walk along the winding paths of the Desert Botanical Garden. This 50-acre desert garden showcases a fantastic variety of arid plants, from towering saguaros to delicate blooms.
PHoenix Botanical Gardens in Arizona


Set against a desert floor dotted with ancient, multi-hued stone formations, Sedona is regarded as sacred by Native Americans and continues to be recognised as a place of healing and spiritual renewal for the many who come to experience its vortex energy centres.

Energy Vortexes
Sedona has long been regarded as a sacred and powerful place. It is a cathedral without walls, Stonehenge not yet assembled. People travel from across the globe to experience the mysterious cosmic forces that are said to emanate from the red rocks. They come in search of the vortexes, thought to be swirling centres of energy conducive to healing, meditation, and self-exploration. Don’t be surprised to find people doing meditation, yoga or performing other rituals at vortex sites. Please be respectful. And even if you don’t have a particular interest in metaphysics, it is virtually guaranteed that you will leave feeling better than when you arrived because the Vortexes are located at some of the most awe-inspiring spots to be found among the towering red rock formations. 

Sedona Energy Vortex

Although the whole of Sedona is considered to be a vortex, there are specific sites where the energy crackles most intensely. Some of the best are found at Airport Mesa with its panoramic views of the city, Mystic Vista, a butte believed to have a sacred ceremonial site for 2,000 years, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Boynton Canyon. Each site radiates its own particular energy, some are thought to produce energy flowing upward, while at others the energy spirals downward into the earth.

Wellness Energy Vortex

 

Arts & Crafts

Sedona is also famous for its vibrant arts scene. Nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of Oak Creek, Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh) is Sedona’s world-renowned arts and crafts village. Authentically modelled on a traditional Mexican village, Tlaquepaque – meaning the ‘best of everything’ dates back to the 1970s, but its vine-covered stucco walls, cobble-stoned walkways and magnificent arched entryways give the impression that the village has been here for centuries.

Tlaquepaque Chapel, with its carved Spanish-style arched doorway, stained glass windows and whitewashed stucco walls, is an oasis of serenity. The intimate courtyard contains the grotto of the Lady of Guadalupe, transported from Guadalajara, Mexico, and an antique Mexican Cross which Tlaquepaque’s founder, Abe Miller, obtained on a visit to Mexico in preparation for the building of the village. 


Originally conceived as an artist community, Tlaquepaque is still home to working artists and it is not uncommon to see a well-known artist at work on his/her latest piece in on of the many galleries. Treasures await around every corner – from spectacular, one-off works of art to textiles, fine contemporary jewellery, and decorative accessories. 


Shopping is hungry business and Tlaquepaque’s five exceptional restaurants offer a wealth of possibilities from Mexican feasts to fine French dining. There is even an on-site brewery.
 

Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village

 


Nestled at 7,000 feet near the base of the San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff reigns as the mountain jewel in the crown of the desert state of Arizona. The town’s modern history dates back to 1876 when settlers passing through honoured the nation’s centennial by raising an American flag up a pine tree. Their “flag staff” became a landmark for those who followed, and eventually became the town’s namesake. The western expansion of the railroad in the 1880s attracted merchants and saloon-keepers to set up shop for the railroad workers and lumbermen and, within a couple of years, Flagstaff was a thriving town of railroad, lumber and ranching industries. 

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Flagstaff has also long been known as a town of discovery and innovation. In 1894, Percival Lowell set up his observatory here, and from the time Pluto was discovered there in 1930, the Lowell Observatory continues to be an active research facility, while also providing visitors the opportunity to view and learn about our expanding universe.


In the early 1960s, Flagstaff played a large role in preparing the Apollo astronauts for their missions to the moon. The U.S. Geological Survey Branch of Astrogeology was established in Flagstaff due to the surrounding number of natural geological landmarks that resembled the surface of the moon and field training for the astronauts took place at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Meteor Crater, Grand Canyon National Park, and other areas in the region. 


Flagstaff is also closely linked to the iconic highway Route 66. A popular stop for musicians en route to Los Angeles, the Eagles’ classic “Take it Easy” was written by musician Jackson Browne after he found himself “standing on the corner in Flagstaff, Arizona” when travelling Route 66 to California. In the end, the lyric was changed to ‘Winslow, Arizona’ which was easier to sing, but Route 66 nostalgia is abundant here. 


The downtown historic district is the best place to soak up Flagstaff’s unique atmosphere. Browse locally owned gift shops, boutiques, art galleries for Route 66 nostalgia, authentic Native American crafts, vintage clothing, outdoor gear, homemade soap, hand blown glassware, then refresh your taste buds with burgers, wings, and Mexican specialities. There’s even a craft beer trail too!

Route66 Flagstaff
 

Heard Museum


The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, is particularly celebrated for its outstanding collection of Native American works, offering an in-depth exploration of indigenous art and culture. The museum’s galleries are filled with a vast array of artifacts, each telling a unique story of the American Indian experience such as intricate Hopi katsina dolls, traditional Navajo weavings, and Pueblo pottery, each piece showcasing the distinctive techniques and styles of its creators.

Heard Museum Katsina


Among the notable textiles in the Heard Museum’s collection, Navajo rugs stand out for their exquisite craftsmanship and historical significance. Woven with naturally dyed threads spun from Churro sheep wool into complex geometric patterns, these rugs form an important part of Navajo heritage and identity, used in ceremonies and as means of storytelling - reflecting spiritual beliefs, traditions, cosmology and daily life. 

Lightening bolts are frequently represented as zig-zags, diamond shapes represent the Four Corners of the ancestral homeland, and triangles, symbolise eternal life.  

Navajo Weaving

Gods and deities are an important part of Navajo culture and it is widely believed that the Spider Woman spirit not only wove the web of the universe, but also taught the Navajo people how to weave.

Spider Woman, represented by a cross within a diamond, square or triangle pattern, features in many Navajo woven textiles. Trapping her spirit within a design is considered to be taboo, so the cross is accompanied an escape hole, either real or figurative. Look closely and you will find it.  

Navajo Rug

The museum also houses an impressive array of Pueblo weavings, Apache burden baskets - each piece meticulously crafted and imbued with cultural symbolism - and San Ildefonso Pottery, recognised for it's traditional black on black technique made famous by Native potter Maria Martinez and her husband Julian.  

 

Black on Black Pottery

 

The museum's collection also includes contemporary works by Native artists, highlighting the dynamic and evolving nature of indigenous art.

 

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