Great Britain Quilt Tour 2024


Tour Escorted by Edna Carroll


Day 1, September 24, 2024

We will depart Mississauga early in the morning stopping in Woodstock and London for a pick up on our way to Joliet Il. We will be stopping at one of my favorite quilt shops, Country Stitches or The Marshall House in Michigan before arriving at the Harrah’s Joliet Hotel late in the afternoon, where we will be staying for the night. Tonight we will enjoy a meet & greet dinner at the hotel. (L, D)

Day 2, September 25, 2024

After a hot buffet breakfast for our group we will be departing the hotel and be on our way. Today is a travel day and  we will arrive in Chillicothe at the Comfort Inn & Suites  later in the afternoon where will be staying the next 4 nights. (B)

Day 3, & 4, September 26 & 27, 2024

Everyone will be excited today as you will have the next 2 days to explore all the quilt shops in Hamilton Missouri, home of Missouri Star Quilt Company! This is the Disney Land for Quilters and there are plenty of games, prizes & giveaways at the birthday bash! These 2 days we will be attending events at the birthday bash and the Quilt Museum in Hamilton. (B,L)

Day 5, September 28, 2024

After breakfast  we will board the coach and head to Hannibal Mo, home of Mark Twain, where we will have lunch on board the Mark Twain River Boat, while cruise on the Mississippi. We will be entertained as Captain Steve tells us the story of the Mississippi. There are two wonderful quilt shops to visit here as well, Hickory Sticks and Bits & Pieces. (B,L)

Day 6, September 29, 2024

Today we will travel to Branson Mo, stopping for lunch in Springfield, where you be able to go to Joann Fabrics plus many more shops. (B)

Day 7, September 30, 2024

Today we will visit the fabulous Quilts & Quilts Shoppe or The Quilted Cow. This afternoon you will be able to visit the waterfront, with it’s quaint shops. Tonight we will enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants then we are off to enjoy one of the many shows in Branson. (B,D)

Day 8, October 1, 2024

This morning you will be able to visit the other quilt shop you didn't get to yesterday. This afternoon we will be off to see one of the many shows. Tonight we will be dining at Keeter Centre! This is the fabulous College of the Ozarks, where students learn to be chefs and serve us a wonderful dinner. Then after dinner we will be off to be entertained at another fabulous show.(B, D)

Day 9, October 2, 2024

We will start our journey home stopping in Joliet for the night. (B, D)

Day 10, October 3, 2024

We will arrive home late in the afternoon or early evening. (B)

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Amazing Tour Price
Priced per person in CDN Dollars

Double Occupancy—$2799.00

 Triple- $2599.00

 Quad- $2299.00

 Single- $3699.00

 Price includes taxes.

Shows and restaurants could change depending on availability.


September 24 - October 3, 2024

Deposit of $400.00 at time of booking.

Payable by cheque to TravelOnly, e-transfer or credit card. Payment in Full after May 15, 2024

If paying by e-transfer please contact Edna for instructions.

Price Includes

9 Breakfasts,  4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Surprise Event with Jenny Doan, plus one more event, Entrance to the Quilt Museum, 3 shows in Branson, River Boat Cruise on the Mississippi.

Book Now! 
To reserve your place, please contact:

Edna’s Travel/TravelOnly
Phone: 519-468-0129
Email: [email protected]

TravelOnly Corporate Office
325A West St.
Brantford, On., N3R 3V6
Phone: 519-752-4363
TICO #04316071

Great Britain Quilt Tour 2024

England & Scotland Quilt Tour

July 28 - August 10, 2024

Day 1, July 28, 2024,

Arrive in London where you will be met at the airport to start this wonderful tour.

Start your day with a  tour of the Windsor Castle. Learn about its past as a fortress and palace, from 1070 when William the Conqueror first built a castle here, to its role as an official royal residence.

Admire the intricate gothic architecture of St George's Chapel Inside the chapel lie the tombs of 10 monarchs, including Charles I, Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.

Explore the glorious State Apartments, which are used to host official visits. Don't miss the lavishly decorated Grand Reception Room, complete with glittering chandeliers. You can also see the rooms built for Charles II, who hoped to rival the grandeur of Versailles.

Later in the afternoon we will check into our hotel, The The Montague on the Gardens.

Tonight we will have a welcome dinner, so everyone can meet their fellow travelers.


Day 2, July 29, 2024

Once everyone has arrived we will meet our local tour guide, Anthony Robins,  writer, broadcaster and former director of  the Museum of  London. Anthony will be giving us a wonderful Fashion and Textile Tour of London. We will be visiting the Tate Modern, including discovering the inherited Threads Gallery.

After lunch we will explore some Markets with vintage clothing.

This afternoon we will have the wonderful experience of having High Tea at The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason.

Fortnum & Mason Tea Salon has been a great many things for over 314 years. It began as an apartment for the Fortnum family, then became an interior decorating department in the 1920s and 1930s, and later an antiques department and a restaurant known as St. James’s. Since 2012 it has paid homage to the timeless
tradition of Afternoon Tea. 

Epitomising the sophistication of Afternoon and High Tea in all its splendour, our Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon was named in honour of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s visit in 2012, when she formally opened the room, in the company of their Royal Highnesses the then Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. And today and every day, it is the perfect place for your Afternoon Tea


Day 3, July 30, 2024

Today we will visit the Royal School of Needlework. The International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery since 1872, celebrating our 150th Anniversary. 

The RSN Embroidery Studio worked on nine pieces for the 2023 coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla: the King’s Robe of State; the Queen’s Robe of Estate; the Anointing Screen; the Stole Royal and Girdle; the Chairs of Estate and the Throne Chairs.

Tonight we will enjoy a dinner cruise on the Thames, so you can see all the fabulous lights London has to offer. (B,D)

Day 4, July 31, 2024

After a delicious breakfast we will check out of the hotel.

Today we visit The Manor, Hemingford Grey, One of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain with much of the original house remaining virtually intact.

Lucy Boston's patchwork collection can be viewed at The Manor, Hemingford Grey. A visit to the house gives the unusual opportunity to see this world class patchwork collection in the house in which the patchworks were made.

Lucy Boston's Patchwork of the Crosses is one of the ten best known patchworks in the world. Twenty stitches to the inch, it looks as if she was helped by the Tailor of Gloucester’s mouse

Later this afternoon we will check into the The Arden Hotel, in Stratford Upon Avon. 


Day 5, August 1, 2024

This morning we enjoy a walking tour with a local guide. Town walk of Stratford - highlights include the picturesque River Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Theatres, a
range of architectural gems, Harvard House, the Guild Chapel, Shakespeare’s Grammar School and Guildhall and Holy Trinity Church.

This afternoon you will have free time to visit all the fabulous shops and see some sights on your own.

Tonight we will enjoy a group dinner at the Arden.

(B, D)

Day 6, August 2, 2024

Today we will enjoy all the fabulous quilts at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.

Perhaps the highlight of the quilting year in the UK is the Festival of Quilts - Europe's leading patchwork and quilting show and attracts over 300 exhibitors. The Quilters' Guild, the national UK organization for people involved in patchwork and quilting, which helps organize the festival, presents over 100 quilts in competition at the event each year. The festival also includes numerous workshops, master classes and lecturers.

Tonight dinner will be on your own to enjoy one of the many quaint local restaurants.


Day 7, August 3, 2024

This morning we will check out of the Arden Hotel.

Today we will make our way to Liverpool, home of the world famous Beetles!

Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

This afternoon we will enjoy a three hour tour a local guide, who will join us on our coach.

On this tour you can see the homes of John, George, Ringo and Paul. You can see St Peter's Church and Church Hall, Eleanor Rigby, Tombstone and all the lonely people, Strawberry Field, Penny Lane.

Late this afternoon we will check into the Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre.


Day 8, August 4, 2024

Today we will check out of the Crowne Plaza.

We will be visiting the Abraham Moon & Sons, founded in 1837 and with our roots in apparel. They are one of the last remaining vertical woolen mills in Great Britain, with a reputation for consistent quality and innovative design. Here you can discover more about the Abraham Moon mill, our illustrious company history, and the many natural benefits of wool fabrics.

Later this afternoon we will check into the Hilton York, in York.


Day 9, August 5, 2024

Today we will have a local guide give us a tour of this fabulous walled city.

York is a walled city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and 2 functioning bell towers. The City Walls form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse. The Monk Bar gate houses an exhibition tracing the life of 15th-century Plantagenet King Richard III.

This afternoon you will have some free time to take in some of the sites and visit the shops. Maybe you would like to visit The Potions Cauldron and try the Love Potion!

Tonight dinner is on your own.


Day 10, August 6, 2024

This morning we leave this lovely town.

This morning we will visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

In June 1967 a small group of local people formed the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Preservation Society. Its members were convinced that operating the line between Grossmont and Pickering could be viable if sufficient voluntary help was forthcoming. From one person in 1972 the numbers have grown with over 550 volunteers.

Today the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organization run as part of the local community. Day to day operation is carried out by volunteers with railway operations and business experience. With a core team of paid staff together with approximately 100 full time staff and 50 seasonal
staff, the charity operates the train services and works steadily to improve the quality of the infrastructure, the railway vehicles and the experience to our visitors travelling on the railway.

Every visitor who travels on the railway helps preserve one of the world's greatest railway experiences. The railway operates with the support and commitment of over 550 volunteers.

This afternoon we will be visiting the Beamish Quilt Collection. 

Since those days, the collection has grown and is now recognized both nationally and internationally as a collection of world importance. We have some 350 quilts, many of which have been exhibited in japan, USA and all over the UK. Many of the quilts have been published in numerous books on the subject.

Late this afternoon we will be checking into one of my favorite hotels in Great Britain, Lord Crewe Arms. Nestled in the honey-stone village of Blanchland, beneath a cloak of forests and heath, stands our storybook bolthole, Lord Crewe Arms. Offering the warmth of twenty-six bedrooms, each decorated in soothing North Pennine hues, we're ideally positioned for a relaxing north east getaway. Soaked in Northumberland soul – this is hillside living with heart, and we’re pretty sure you’ll love us for it. I absolutely love this hotel!

Tonight we will enjoy a group dinner at the Lord Crewe Arms.

(B, D)

Day 11, August 7, 2024

Today we will enjoy a textile tour of Durham Cathedral. 

The impressive architecture of the nave, the 1000-year history of Durham Cathedral, and the treasures of the cathedral's collections. We will see textiles 100's of years old along with needlepoint that is 100's of years old.

Some of Harry Potter's films were filmed here in parts of the Cathedral.

This afternoon we will stop at The Quilted Cupboard. The Quilter's Cupboard is a family run business started by Rita Walker.

Tonight we will enjoy a group dinner at the Lord Crewe .


Day 12, August 8, 2024

This morning we will enjoy the gardens at Alnwick Castle has over 950 years of history to discover, and the origins of the Castle date back to the Norman period. Since 1309, its story has been intertwined with that of the Percy family, a family with a history as illustrious as the castle’s own.

The second largest inhabited castle in the UK, Alnwick has served as a military outpost, a teaching college, a refuge for evacuees, a film set, and not least as a family home. Delve deeper into this extraordinary history and travel through the centuries of this living, evolving castle.

Alnwick Castle most recently featured in Transformers: The Last Knight, and as the magnificent Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey's 2015 and 2016 Christmas specials. Having already featured as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films, as well as appearing in Elizabeth and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, among others, the castle is no stranger to film crews!

This afternoon we will visit the Rosslyn Chapel.

The legends and mythologies surrounding this historic chapel make it one of the most mysterious and magical chapels in the world. Recently made more famous by being a main feature point in the novel `The Da Vinci Code` by Dan Brown it has enticed readers from across the globe to visit it and the area around the village of Roslyn.

Late this afternoon we check into the Virgin Hotels Edinburgh. The hotel is a block off the famous Royal Mile!

So huddle in, lend us your ear and join us for an exceptional night or as we say in Scotland - ‘Coorie in’, ‘lend us yir lug’ and enjoy a ‘rare’ night in.


Day 13, August 9, 2024

This morning we will have a tour of this wonderful city with a Blue Guide.

Morning: with a dark and mysterious history, woven through narrow alleyways and cobbled streets, it’s not hard to see how J.K. Rowling found inspiration while writing Harry Potter here. From the world-famous Edinburgh Castle, down the Royal Mile, and to the postcard-perfect Arthur’s Seat, you see “Auld Reekie”
through the eyes of our local guide.

Visit Holyrood to explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. After free time, maybe join up with your companions to
explore the New Town, including the Scott Monument, the Princes Street Gardens, and Arthur’s Seat.

This afternoon you will have some free time to pick up the last minute souvenirs before we leave.

Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner before we take in all the sights and sounds of the Military Tattoo.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This is a fabulous show, and great way to end this wonderful tour. Enjoy the bands that have been invited from around the world.

Our Mission: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will deliver world-class, public military events, rooted in Scottish tradition. They will exceed the expectations of our audience and partners. In so doing, they will contribute to our charitable purposes and the prestige, prosperity and people of our nation, our friends and

Our Purpose: Our core purpose is to promote a sense of identity and unity. We see ourselves as a catalyst for bringing together military and civil societies, Scotland and the International community, Britain with current and future allies and the Tattoo with like-minded partners.


B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Amazing Tour Price

Priced per person in CDN Dollars.

Double Occupancy - $6999.00

Single Supplement - $2140.00

Price Includes;

Accommodations, Breakfasts, 6 Dinners mentioned in itinerary, Transportation - transfers and comfortable coaches throughout the tour, Step on Local Guides, Taxes, Entrances to all attractions mentioned in itinerary.

Not Included in Price

Airfare, Travel Insurance, Gratuities to guides and driver, personal items, Meals not mentioned in itinerary.

Deposit $100.00 at time of booking

December 1, 2023 - 2nd payment $600.00

March 1, 2024 - Balance is due.

The deposit, 2nd payment and final payment are non-refundable unless Edna Carroll cancels the tour.

Tour is dependent on 20 people. If 20 people are not booked and the tour has to be cancelled you will get a full refund.

Book Now!

To reserve your place please click on Book Now or contact:

Edna’s Travel/TravelOnly
Phone: 519-468-0129
Email: [email protected]

TravelOnly Corporate Office
325A West St.
Brantford, On., N3R 3V6
Phone: 519-752-4363
TICO #04316071

Edna’s Tours are a must. Packed full of fun & laughter especially the Russell stories. The accommodations are top notch, food is excellent and all main attractions well planned & executed. Well worth every penny!! This is my fifth tour.

Heather D.

Edna always has a great tour. Lots of laughter and fun with us all. As a quilter she finds the best places for us. Her smiles and laughter goes a long way to make every trip memorable.

Sheila S

Very well organized with a great mix of venues. The theater shows were a pleasant addition to the trip. The food choices were excellent! One of the best trips I have been on!

Pat L

I will definitely recommend Edna’s tours for any trip. Well versed in her information. We will be telling all our friends about all the fun we had going to Shipshewana. Thank you Edna, you are terrific!

Carol A

Enjoyed it all, did everything on the list and more. Not rushed all the time and the best bus tour I’ve ever have taken. I have gone on 6 other bus trips.

Cathy T

Travelling with Edna & Gary (bus driver) was an exceptional experience. Both were very patient & courteous with us. Edna was very knowledgeable and a really wonderful guide. Love Love Love travelling with her.



You provide a wonderful informative tour. Lots of fun & laughter, 2nd to none. Meals were 2nd to none. Shows were 2nd to none. Ladies fun & knowledgeable on this tour.

Rossalyn H

Once again Edna has shown superior organizational skills, leading with a gentle but firm hand. Always humorous, pleasant, accommodating and everything you could ask for in a tour escort. She insists on getting the best bus driver in Gary.

Betty M

Edna always have our interests at heart. So nice that she loves quilting as much as we do. Everything is so well planned ahead of time so the trip falls together completely. Totally recommend Edna’s travel.

Beth L

Edna has designed a wonderful quilt store trip. I was thoroughly impressed with each store, such a variety. I enjoyed a comfortable stay each night. The entertainment shows were great and that includes Edna's humorous stories!!  Missouri is a trip not to be missed.


This was a wonderful tour. The stores we visited & the shows we saw were excellent. Even the long bus rides were entertaining with movies, games, and Edna's stories! Edna has done her research on sites and hotels very well and made the trip most enjoyable!