Monday, January 18, 2016

Cruisin' Along

Cruisin' with Jenny Doan

As you read this, Jenny and I will be cruisin' somewhere in the Caribbean, hanging out with 80 quilters who are as passionate about stitching as all of you. It's a unique experience to quilt and play while working with some of the warmest, giving-est people out there. Quilters are a truly unique breed in this crazy world - grounded, generous, positive. It's not unusual for someone in a class to need a piece of fabric and half a dozen quilters jump up with just what they need, so willing to share. How many groups of people respond like that! It's a pleasure and an honor to get to know each and every one of you. I wish you could all come with us. Wait - actually, you can! Our cruises for April 2016 and January 2017 are filled, but you can contact The Cruise Lady (seriously, that's her email address) to sign up for future events. Not a water lover? Join Jenny and me in the mecca of Missouri Star Quilt Co, Hamilton, MO, August 25-27 for a 3-day retreat. Space is limited so call Missouri Star today for more information.

Here's a peek at what we'll be working on this week...
Never cut off star points again with our KT's Layered Patchwork technique.
A great addition to your home decor in about 3 hours featuring KT's Wedge Template.

Craft U

Don't forget! My tutorials at Craft U begin today! If you've followed my blog and wanted to learn - step by step - what my Layered Patchwork technique is all about, this is the perfect opportunity to follow along. There are 3 separate projects - Kansas Sunflower, Mini Barn Raising and Window Garden - only available thru Craft U. Use the coupon code PATCH5 for a $5 discount on the class!

Giveaway

Comment here to win the exclusive cruise patterns, above, and feel almost like you're there!

56 comments:

  1. Wow a cruise like that sounds like a trip of a lifetime, no wonder they are booked out into next year! I don't suppose you and Jenny are planning a trip to Australia soon are you?

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  2. Lucky you! What a great week to be on a cruise! Have a great time. Maybe I will get to join you some day.

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  3. Have a wonderful trip. It sounds like a lot of fun. Love, love, love the projects and would love to win the patterns. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Mary

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  4. Hope you all have a great time on the cruise. Someday... Love the patterns. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  5. Sounds like you are pretty busy! But I am sure that crusin' with Jenny is lots of fun. The patterns are darling. Enjoy the sun! K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  6. I wish you smooth sailing this week. The pattern looks beautiful on the pillow ! Terri.

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  7. Enjoy your cruise! I love to cruise, but we haven't been on one in several years, maybe this year. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the patterns.

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  8. Thanks for the chance to sample these patterns. so generous.

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  9. I'll consider the Missouri Star Quilt retreat in August! I'm taking the class from CraftU, looks fun!!! Enjoy your cruise!! Bev Eckert

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  10. Just signed up the for class at CraftU and can hardly wait to begin! Hope you folks on the cruise have smooth seas and good weather. Since I get seasick(!) the three-day event in Hamilton sounds more my speed!! Thanks, Lynne, for all the good ideas.

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  11. I love quilting cruises. I am preparing for my next quilting cruise to New Zealand and Australia which leaves in a little over two weeks. I can hardly wait!

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  12. Aaahhhh man.....wish I were there! Jmh

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  13. Hope you're having a great time cruising! Can't wait to see pictures.

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  14. I just know you'll are having a wonderful time. Enjoy.

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  15. I would love to win one of your patterns! Living in Australia it is a little far to come and join you on a cruise and so I would love a pattern to at least experience some of it. staceysrus at hotmail dot com

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  16. A cruise with you and Jenny would definitely be a dream come true!

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  17. I envy you all. Warm weather, beautiful water, fellow quilters, getting to meet two great quilting teachers and quilt time galore. What more could any quilter want?
    Thank you for sharing with your pattern.

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  18. Like your method of no more cutting star points. Do you have a tutorial for this please or have I missed out on something

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  19. I'm not one to get too excited about cruises, but with you and Jenny both being there, it sounds like that would be the one to go on. Of course, there's that money factor and other reasons I won't be heading off to sea for the fun, but I'll be watching from afar and enjoying through the stories I'll read. I do know that this would be a great week to get out of Northern IL with the wind chills yesterday at a chilly -26 below zero. Brrrr

    Have a great time, which I am sure you and everyone else will do.

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  20. OMG...how much fun would it be to cruise with you! Ain't gonna happen for me 😕 but would love to win a pattern. Enjoy the adventure!

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  21. OMG...how much fun would it be to cruise with you! Ain't gonna happen for me 😕 but would love to win a pattern. Enjoy the adventure!

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  22. a cruise would be so nice right now - I need some uninterrupted time - work sure gets in the way!

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  23. So glad you're going to be having lots of fun. The patterns are beautiful that you will be working on. Happy sailing!

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  24. So glad you're going to be having lots of fun. The patterns are beautiful that you will be working on. Happy sailing!

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  25. What a great time of year for a cruise........trading Kansas winter for warmth. Your patterns are lovely

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  26. Not a water girl! but I'd love to make the August workshop in Missouri! I wanted to make it to MSQ a year ago and just couldn't fit it in the schedule. hope to see you then, Jeannine aka j9knits

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  27. Love this quilt pattern. I love going on a cruise and what could make it better but a quilting cruise. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  28. Fun projects - love the pillow! Sounds like you all are having a great time. Enjoy!

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  29. The long hexies are adorable and I love the pillow!

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  30. I have never taken a cruise let alone a quilting cruise! That sounds like alot of fun!! I love the patterns as always and wish you a very productive and fun cruise! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  31. I wish I could be there but would also be thrilled to have a chance to win this beautiful pattern.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  32. A cruise is probably not in my future but it sounds like it would be tremendous fun. Thank out for the chance to win a beautiful pattrn

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  33. Love your fabrics

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  34. I'll bet everyone is having a wonderful time--catch a few rays of sunshine for me!!

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  35. I am freezing here! It is 11 degrees! Just sayin! Have a lovely trip. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  36. Love your patterns, fabrics ... okay, all of it! Thank you for the opportunity to win in your giveaway.

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  37. I hope you and Jenny have a great time on your cruise and meet some new friends. Love my Kansas Troubles.

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  38. I'm all signed up for the 2017 cruise - can't wait!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  39. Very cute quilt and I love your new U tube videos. Purchased the small five and dime ruler last week. It is a lot of fun to use.

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  40. Smooth sailing!! Thanks for the chance!!
    P

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  41. What a fun time! I'm not a water lover but am definitely thinking about the dates in Missouri! Have a wonderful and safe time.

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  42. I know you will have a blast on the cruise! they are fun anyway but getting to quilt too....awesome!

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  43. Would absolutely love these patterns -- so cute!! Hope you have a swimmingly grand time.

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  44. Love your pillow project, have fun on your cruise with Jenny!

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  45. Would love, love, love to have the pattern to that gorgeous quilt. Of course, anything you make is gorgeous to me with the Kansas Trouble's fabric which is my favorite. Have fun & give a high "5" to Jenny for me!

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  46. Have a wonderful time on the cruise, wish I was with you. Have fun!!

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  47. Have a wonderful time on the cruise, wish I was with you. Have fun!!

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  48. You sound so happy to be on a cruise with so many wonderful ladies. I keep saying 'someday"

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  49. I would love to feel like I am almost there! thanks!

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  50. Maybe someday I can join you on one of your cruises, but for now it would be fun to win some patterns.

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  51. Wow! What a great pattern and oh those fabrics are great. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  52. I'll bet you are having a blast!

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  53. This was my first cruise and I enjoyed learning about your quilting techniques. I will be calling when I figure out what patterns I can't like without.

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  54. The layer block is very interesting. I'm eager to see the whole quilt we are headed to. It would be awesome to go on a cruise! My favorite fabric collections are Kansas Troubles!! Thanks for the opportunity. Angeliasue angel4u2@cox.net

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