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About Deb Roberts' Tours and World of Quilts Travel

Providing unparalleled service and experience, Deb Roberts, has provided unparalleled travel experiences to textile and quilt enthusiasts since 2004.  We are not part of a larger travel agency marketing travel to quilt makers.  World of Quilts Travel is about one quilt lover sharing quilting traditions, new quiltmaking experiences and cultures, and extraordinary opportunities with like-minded adventurers. While travel is provided through established tour operators, Deb provides rich educational experiences on each travel itinerary.

A collector, quilter, historian, teacher, author, judge and appraiser, Deb Roberts has been interested in quilts since childhood and passionate about travel for as long as she can recall. As an extensive traveler, Deb has planned unique travel experiences for friends and family members for many years.  While traveling several year's ago, it dawned on Deb that she was spending much of the time seeking out places to see quilts, get to know quilters, buy unique fabrics and seek out those who knew about the area's quilts and quilt/textile history.  Seeing things that opened her eyes to what has been available in other countries for centuries gave her pause to think about sharing all she was experiencing with others, thus she organized her first tour to France in 2004.

When possible, each aspect of Debís specialty tour or cruise itineraries are meticulously selected to blend the old and the new of the quilt world. Through an extensive network of contacts, Deb opens doors not only to historic cities and rare shopping opportunities but also to specialty public and private collection archives which are not often available to the public. She plans each trip as if for herself, and when applicable, knowledgeable speakers and teachers are chosen to enhance the overall travel and learning experience. Debís single goal is to have her guests return home not only having had a memorable journey, but also a once in a lifetime quilting and/or quilt and textile study experience.

Deb's desire is to provide both a vacation as well as an educational experience that will last a lifetime.  She purposefully keeps the land tour groups small and intimate, hand picks all hotels and venues, and insists that her tour operators keep  the price affordable.  Deb believes that there is no reason for anyone to have to pay exorbitant prices to travel, and will not put a tour together that she herself would not enjoy.  It is important to her that she pays close enough attention to details so that her travelers feel as if they are getting more than just a group tour, but a journey tailor made for their special interest. 

On cruises, Deb looks for itineraries that provide great scenery as well as value.  For cruises that begin and end in the United States, when appropriate to the teacher, machines will be provided at no additional cost to her guests.  On our l international cruises, while sewing machines are not always available, teachers will provide hand projects that will be designed so that when one returns home, they can apply the concept to machine or hand sewing.  Small hand projects are often planned on international cruises so that they are easily portable and may be finished during the trip.

One fellow traveler stated it well, "I have come home with so much inspiration for quiltmaking and my eyes have been opened to a desire for further quilt study! But, beyond this, the tour was terrific.  I didn't know one person on the tour when I arrived in England, but the friendships, the experiences and the memories from this trip are something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. By the end of the trip I was thinking...'this wasn't like a tour, it was like going on an incredible journey with my closest friends".  More testimonials....


Due to unforeseen circumstances, there may be times when tours, teachers, itinerary, inclusions, projects and schedules may need to change without notice.  In order to participate in related activities, all cruises and tours offered through World of Quilts Travel must be booked through Deb Roberts Tours.  We cannot make exceptions, thank you for your understanding.  Deb Roberts' Tours is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

Contact Information: Telephone -  USA (001) 646 84 QUILT or 646 847-8458     E-mail: worldofquiltstravel@gmail.com

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