Hello Voyager textile, design and fabric tours and workshops

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Hello Voyager Tours & Workshops

We believe that design is a window into the heart of a culture. Textiles, architecture, art, food – these make up the fabric of a community. Come with us on a journey to explore the world through art, craft, and design.
The Grand Swedish Textile Tour is an 8-night adventure experiencing the history of Sweden through design. Immerse yourself in the colorful cacophony of Josef Frank’s textile design. Learn about futuristic fabric at Smart Textiles in Borås. Travel back in time to […]
8 nights
The Grand British Textile Tour is an 8-night adventure experiencing the history of England through design. Imagine yourself in the heavy silk gowns of Georgian-era Bath. Step into the swirling floral Arts and Crafts world of William Morris. Get lost […]
8 nights
Join us on the Mid-Mod Tiki-Tastic Tour as we soak up the bustling city life of Los Angeles, before traveling to laid-back Palm Springs. Together we will experience the best that mid-century design – and drink – has to offer. […]
4 nights
Modern Quilting Class

Creative Walking Foot Workshop • May 2nd – 5th, 2019 • $925

Join Jacquie Gering in Kansas City for a weekend of walking foot quilting. Participants will learn techniques, practice their skills and fill their quilting design toolbox. Jacquie will begin by reviewing the basics and establishing a firm foundation for expanding and growing participants’ skills with the walking foot.

With Jacquie’s guidance, participants will apply that knowledge to learn and practice walking foot-friendly designs from simple to complex. Jacquie will support participants as they use that knowledge to create their own unique designs. She will also teach strategies for managing large quilts and marking and quilting intricate designs.

Together, Jacquie and the group will explore how to analyze quilts to create quilting designs that will support and enhance the piecing. Participants will leave with a toolbox filled with creative quilting options and the knowledge, skills and confidence to create their own quilts.

About Us

It's all about the experience. We take great care in creating an atmosphere of enthusiasm and inspiration through our carefully curated itineraries. We search out the best off-the-beaten path artists, museums and restaurants. Traveling is our favorite thing to do and we want to share our favorite places with you.

Betsy Blodgett

Betsy Blodgett will be joining the tour as your guide to all things design. Her interest in textiles led to a career in the sewing industry – initially as a fabric store owner and more recently with the pattern companies Indygo Junction and The Sewing Workshop. However, she always wanted to combine her love of design with her love of travel, thus Hello Voyager was born. When not working with fabric or planning design tours, she travels with her husband, interviewing artists and designers for their podcast, Hello Atelier.

Betsy Blodgett Co-host of Hello Voyager textile and fabric tours. Sewing and Quilting workshop producer and teacher.

Lisa Ball

Hello Voyager is delighted to collaborate with Lisa Ball Travel Design on our textile tours! Lisa Ball believes everyone should have the opportunity to travel. With that in mind, she turned what was a side hobby of developing church tours into her full-time passion. Lisa’s commitment to making travel affordable for everyone has seen her lead tours around the world. From England to the Amalfi Coast and all the way back to Kansas City, Lisa has made many travel dreams come true.

Lisa Ball Co-host of Hello Voyager textile and fabric tours
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