October 16 - 24, 2019

Celebrity Instructor:
Bonnie Hunter
Bonnie Hunter

Package Price:
$4,987.00 | Air from New York City

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

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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.


PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Round-trip international airfare from New York JFK Airport.
  • All taxes and round-trip transfers to and from airport.
  • First-class accommodations.
  • Private coach and safari vehicles.
  • Daily Breakfast, some lunches & dinners, including dinner at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant.
  • Professional guide and Craftours escort the entire time.
  • Multiple safari game drives in the Nanyuki and Samburu Regions.
  • A visit to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
  • Explore the Karen Blixen Museum.
  • Experience the art of the Kazuri Bead Factory.
  • A visit to Nairobi Giraffe Center.
  • Learn first hand from local Samburu Villagers.
  • Spend time with the Nanyuki Spinners and Weavers.
  • Shopping in local markets in Nairobi.
  • Commemorative Craftours lanyard & luggage tag.
  • Traveling & workshops with quilting educator, Bonnie Hunter.

AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS:

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage DAVID SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE Play Movie
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a Kenyan wildlife conservation charity founded in 1977 in memory of David Sheldrick by his widow Daphne Sheldrick. It assists and advises the Kenya Wildlife Service and manages an orphanage for elephants and rhinos. This trust is reintegrating orphaned elephants back into the Kenyan wildlife.
Karen Blixen Museum KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM Play Movie
Karen Blixen Museum was once the centerpiece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city center, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie "Out of Africa", an Oscar winning film based on Karen's an autobiography by the same title.
Kazuri Beads KAZURI BEAD FACTORY Play Movie
Kazuri are beautiful, one-of-a-kind clay beads that are hand-made by women in Kenya. These gorgeous beads are used to make the most amazing bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The women who make these gems are paid fair wages and enjoy good working conditions. Kazuri, which means "small and beautiful" in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting with making ceramic beads made by hand.
Nairobi Giraffe Center NAIROBI GIRAFFE CENTER Play Movie
The Giraffe center was set up by Leslie Melville to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe. Here you will get to meet these amazing creatures face to face.
Nanyuki Spinners & Weavers NANYUKI SPINNERS & WEAVERS Play Movie
In 1977, The Presbyterian church of East Africa introduced a pilot project to train women from Nanyuki area in the craft of Spinning and weaving. Now, a nucleus of women are practicing their craft on full time basis. Nanyuki is one of Kenya's major centers for wool production. The Kenya highland wool is extremely favourable for hand spinning of natural yarns.
Kazuri Beads KAZURI BEAD FACTORY Play Movie
Kazuri are beautiful, one-of-a-kind clay beads that are hand-made by women in Kenya. These gorgeous beads are used to make the most amazing bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The women who make these gems are paid fair wages and enjoy good working conditions. Kazuri, which means "small and beautiful" in Swahili, began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting with making ceramic beads made by hand.







BONNIE HUNTER

Bonnie K Hunter is passionate about quilt quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do”. She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back. Before quilting became her full time career, Bonnie was the owner and designer of ""Needle in a Haystack!", creating more than 70 patterns for dolls and stuffed animals with a country primitive feel.

Many of her designs were licensed through the Butterick Pattern Company, translated into 7 languages and sold around the globe through fabric stores. But quilting has always been Bonnie’s first love. She has been machine quilting since 1989 and professionally long arm quilting for the public since 1995, retiring in 2009 when she no longer had the time due to her teaching, traveling and writing schedule. She has been featured in magazines both for her quilt patterns and articles she has written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential.

Bonnie received the 2012 “Teacher of the Year” award through a global internet poll hosted via Sew Cal Gal, and was completely flabbergasted, not to mention honored and humbled at the same time.

Dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting, Bonnie enjoys meeting with quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds all over the world, challenging quilters to break the rules, think outside the box, and find what brings them joy.

When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time piecing scrap quilts, enjoying the peaceful reward of English paper piecing and hand quilting as much as machine work, and loving life in her wooded surroundings in beautiful rural Wallburg, North Carolina, a suburb of Winston-Salem. She and her husband, Dave are the proud parents of two grown sons, Jason, and Jeffrey. They round out their household with Sadie the dog and two cats –Emmy Lou, who loves life inside only, and Chloe who only loves life on the outside—keeping Bonnie company while she designs, quilts and plays happily with her fabric.

Bonnie also writes a regular column for Quiltmaker Magazine entitled "Addicted to Scraps" with the main intention to help you to put various aspects of your own Scrap Users System to good use!

Bonnie’s favorite motto? “The Best Things in Life are Quilted!!” of course!



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