Rug Hooking Tour Testimonials
Our tour alumni have been unanimous in their praise of our Guatemala rug hookers and their experiences on this trip.
“Before coming on this trip I had few expectations partly because I didn’t know what to expect. I knew it would be unlike my other travels. This trip has left me feeling less like a tourist and more like someone who has, for a brief moment, been able to participate in a meaningful way in these women’s lives. This trip has felt like a privilege.” Mary Manning, 2017 tour alumna.
“This was an exceptional trip. I can not thank you enough for the kaleidoscope of experiences you put together to introduce me to Guatemala, particularly the Maya women. They are warm and wonderful, talented and motivated with a tremendous sense of community. Their sharing of themselves, their resources/talents and their laughter we can all learn from. There is nothing I would change about this journey of discovery.” Jane LeBaron, 2016 tour alumna.
“This was one of the best-planned tours I have had the privilege of being a part of. Besides thoroughly enjoying working with my Maya “buddy,” I loved the additional experiences we had. I began the trip with curiosity about what life was like in Guatemala and returned with a thirst to learn much more about this wonderful country and its peoples.” Deanne Kubly, 2015 tour alumna
“When I signed up for the rug hooking tour, I knew I would find lovely landscape, vibrant color and a deep tradition of fiber arts. What I didn’t know is I would enter into the heart of this warm country and gain the friendship of Maya women I deeply respect. This was an unforgettable, glorious experience.” Mary Logue, 2014 tour alumna
“The rug hooking tour was an amazing blend of people, culture and education. I loved every minute of it.” Donna Schreiner, 2013 tour alumna
“It was amazing to work side by side with the delightful ladies of Guatemala – to share a love of fiber, to watch them develop a pattern from their native designs and to see their color planning in action. We were warmly welcomed into their villages and homes – a marvelous time to experience the daily life of Guatemalan woman.”
Sandi Telzrow, 2012 tour alumna
View a an example itinerary of the tour here.