2014 Main Quilt Festival and Bus Tour

The tour information listed below was for my 2013 bus trip to Maine.  
The pricing and itinerary will be similar but not exactly the same.
As soon as the new information is available for 2014 this page will be updated.
If you wish to be notified when this information is available, please send me an email at stitchedbuy@aol.com.  Thank you.......Sandi

The tour information is listed below, at the very bottom is a link to a PDF you can download and print out as well as another PDF link for the registration form.
Please contact me if you have any questions or need a registration form mailed to you.  stitchedbuy@aol.com
Look forward to you joining me!
2013 Maine Quilt Festival & Sightseeing Tour

Presented by Sprucewold Lodge, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04536

July 24th through July 30th, 2013

7 days 6 nights Only $1,065Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy - $1,295 per person, Triple or Quad Occupancy - $1,015 per person (Including Gratuities)

  • All Round Trip Transportation—Via modern touring motor coach from West Virginia, throughout your travels, and returning to your departure point.
  • Knowledgeable Escorts for All Activities and Travel
  • Great Enroute Sightseeing—Visit scenic and historic Jim Thorpe and Lehighton in Pennsylvania, The New England Quilt Museum in Massachusetts, The Keepsake Quilting Supply in New Hampshire, and the Victorian town of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania as we travel to and from Maine.
  •  2 Nights Accomodations Enroute and 4 Nights at Beautiful Sprucewold Lodge
  • 6 Wonderful Breakfasts—A full breakfast will be available to start every day of our adventure!
  • 6 Great Dinners—Ruby Tuesdays and Charlie Browns Steakhouse will welcome us for dinner on the two travel overnights, Sprucewold Lodge and Carousel Music Theater in Boothbay Harbor will provide delicious and memo- rable dinners while we are in residence at the lodge!
  •  A Day at The Pine Tree Quilters’ Maine Quilt Show—We will spend a full day at the show (admission includ- ed) allowing enough time to view the beautiful quilt exhibits, chat with the suppliers and explore their booths.
  •  Pemaquid Lighthouse, Rockland and the Farnsworth Museum—We travel to Pemaquid Lighthouse for spectacular views of the ocean and the rugged coastline, the lighthouse structure commissioned by President Adams, and the gallery of art created by local painters. We will travel to Rockland to visit the Farnsworth Museum with their collection of Wyeth art and other Maine artists, with time to shop and enjoy lunch on our own in this vibrant coastal town
  •  A Day Around Boothbay Harbor—After a stop at On Board for nautical-themed fabrics, we will travel to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to spend some time in this new and most exciting garden complex offering beautiful plantings and outstanding structures, sculpture and hardscape. Then to the village of Boothbay Harbor for lunch on our own, time to explore the waterfront, and finish the day with a boat ride to capture the scenic beauty of the harbor with seals swimming near the rocks and boats riding at anchor!

Visit us on the web @ SprucewoldLodge.com See the Day-byDay Itinerary on Back of This Sheet

Travel back in time when you visit Sprucewold Lodge.

Enjoy a crackling fire in the natural stone fireplace. Catch the faint scent of linseed oil from the log walls. Watch the gathering gloom of twilight from a chair on the huge front porch. The lodge is a stately log building, set in a grove of spruce trees on the finger of land that separates Boothbay Harbor from Linekin Bay. Built in the 1920’s, the lodge has been improved for your comfort, but maintains the rustic charm and warmth of the original structure.

For Reservations, please contact:

Sandi Blackwell at Stitched Buy:

304-281-6458 or stitchedbuy@aol.com Sprucewold Lodge - 570-257-0215 (Winter)

207-633-3600 (In Season) or


Maine Quilt Festival and Sightseeing Tour

Day 1

Wednesday, July 24th

—We depart at 6:30 AM from Cabela’s in Triadelphia, West Virginia. We will make rest and snack stops every 3 hours as we travel. At approximately 12:30 PM, we will arrive in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, and have a couple of hours to enjoy this scenic and architecturally rich town (sometimes known as the Switzerland of America for its mountainous setting). We will have time for lunch on our own and a quick look at the shops in town. We will then travel a short distance to the Quilted Crow in Lehighton, to explore this lovely shop and enjoy some desserts. Then we will be on our way to our hotel (Hilton Garden Inn) in Fishkill, New York. Following our check-in about 6:30 PM, we can have dinner at Ruby Tuesdays (it is adjacent to the hotel, and you will each be given a $25.00 gift card for dinner so that you can enjoy a selection of your choice and dine at your convenience). (D,R)

Day 2

Thursday, July 25th

— We start our day with a full breakfast at the hotel, and will board the bus about 8:15 AM. We travel through Connecticut and Massachusetts, and will stop in Marlborough, MA, for lunch (on our own) at Kennedy’s Restaurant (a family-operated place, with something delicious for everyone). Then we visit the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts (located in the area where much of the American cloth was loomed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s). The museum has a great collection of New England patterned quilts. We then stop briefly at the New Hampshire Liquor Store for beverages to enjoy at Sprucewold Lodge the next few evenings. We will arrive at Sprucewold in the early evening, where we will be welcomed with champagne punch and snacks and a chance to explore this lovely old log lodge that will be our home for the next 4 nights. We will then go to the dining hall where we will enjoy a Maine Coast Dinner (BYOB), featuring a choice of lobster, salmon, steak or chicken, along with clam chowder, salad and dessert. After dinner, we can take a stroll around the quiet lanes, or chat by the fire. (B,D,R)

Day 3

Friday, July 26th

—Introduce yourself to the terrific Sprucewold breakfast buffet—a tasty start for a busy day! For non-quilting guests, we can arrange a round of golf, sportfishing or whalewatching. We depart Sprucewold Lodge on the motorcoach and travel to Augusta, Maine for a day at the Pine Tree Quilters’ Maine Quilt Show. This show features an exhibit of the finest quilts made by Mainers, and a great group of suppliers to quilters. The motorcoach will take you to lunch (on your own) at a nearby Panera. After lunch, quilters can return to the show, while we will offer a side trip to the Museum of the State of Maine (a wonderful display of the natural features and the industries of the state). In the late afternoon everyone will travel back to Sprucewold Lodge, where a terrific Italian buffet (BYOB) will be offered, with roast loin of pork, chicken marsala and haddock with crabmeat topping, salad and a selection of Italian desserts! After dinner, Jim LaValle will sing the tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Johnny Mercer. A lovely evening! (B,D,R)

Day 4

Saturday, July 27th

—Start this day with a big breakfast at the Sprucewold buffet. Then we are off on the motorcoach to Pemaquid Lighthouse, one of the most scenic locations on the Maine coast. Spectacular rock formations, views of the open ocean and the classic lines of the lighthouse structure and keeper’s house make this a must-see spot! Then we are off to Rockland for lunch on our own, a visit to the Farnsworth Museum (with their collection of the three generations of Wyeth art and other Maine painters). We complete the afternoon with a visit to Quilt Divas shop for fabrics and other quilting needs! Dinner this evening will be a delicious soup and sandwich meal (with outstanding desserts) at the Carousel Music Theater where we will be treated to memorable vocal performances by their talented cast. (B,D,R)

Day 5

Sunday, July 28th

—Another opportunity to sample the breakfast buffet at Sprucewold. Then we are off to On Board Fabrics to select from their extensive nautical colletion. Then we visit coastal Maine Botanical Garden. This new garden complex is considered by many to be the most important botanical garden in New England. A wonderful setting, with very imaginative hardscape and lovely plantings. We then travel back to the village of Boothbay Harbor, where we can have lunch on our own and explore the wharves and shops. A late-afternoon boat trip will allow us to visit the seal rocks, glide between the anchored boats and enjoy the activity of this lovely active harbor! Dinner this evening will be a cookout-style feast (BYOB) with burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, baked beans and potato salad, followed by a showing of a movie made in Maine on the big-screen TV!! (B,D,R)

Day 6

Monday, July 29th

—A last chance to sample the Sprucewold breakfast buffet, and then we are off on the motorcoach to the Keepsake Quilting Supply in New Hampshire (this is one of the best-known supplier of quilting supplies on the web, and worth a stop). Lunch on our own is available at several restaurants at this stop, We continue to travel toward home, and return to the Hilton Garden Inn for the night. Twenty-five dollar gift cards will be provided for Charley Brown’s Steakhouse adjacent to the hotel, so that you can enjoy dinner at your leisure. (B,D,R)

Day 7

Tuesday, July 30th

—Enjoy a breakfast buffet at the Hilton Garden. Then we will travel to West Virginia, with a stop in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania for lunch on our own and a look at this lovely town. We would expect to arrive back in the Wheeling area by 8:00 PM. (B)

Abbreviation Codes: B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D-Dinner, R-Lodgings (Room)

We look forward to your visit!

Note: We reserve the right to change our itinerary and substitute arrangements of equal value, if in our opinion, circumstances warrant a change in plans.

Sandi Blackwell,
Jan 16, 2013, 3:39 PM
Sandi Blackwell,
Feb 4, 2013, 1:03 PM