KT WinnerCongratulations to:
Gaylon Scharbor - I heard you speak at the NWA Quilt Congress this past year. You and your husband are great. Any guild who gets you to speak and teach is blessed!!
You're the winner of the cruise patterns/giveaways. Thanks for commenting. Hope you can come with me on a quilting cruise someday.
Jenny/Lynne Cruise - April 2016
It's always a pleasure to hang out with Jenny & Ron Doan. Cruisin' and quiltin' are a great way to squeeze some buddy time into our busy schedules. What a truly enjoyable week of work/play. Harold & Cindy Havard of Flash Sew & Quilt in Naples, Florida were our hosts. They worked with BAby Lock to provide sewing machines for each quilter. Our thanks to Aurifil thread for providing the perfect colors for both Jenny's and my projects. It's the best thread ever! Thanks, too, to Moda Fabrics for adding mini charms to the ladies' goodie bags. Love you guys!
The ports of call for this cruise are wonderful. Robert and I love St. Thomas and St. Martin - the beaches, the shopping, the local cuisine, the warm tropical breezes and no bugs! We found some island treasures and a little too much sun. Robert is just now peeling down to his original color :).
We had a delightful group of 78 quilters who entertained us as much as we taught them over the 3 days of workshops. There were ladies from Australia and Wisconsin, Kansas and Canada, Florida and Montana and everywhere in between. Some came with friends, some traveled alone, but made fast friends in class. You're never truly alone in a group of quilters, right?
|Here's my "home girls" from Kansas. They stay at our KT Retreat each year and followed me all the way to the Carribbean!|
|This group of quilters hail from Newfoundland, Canada. They added alot of personality to the room for sure.|
|Jenny's project in beautiful batiks by Carolyn Mathauer of IN.|
|This is my cruise project, Stars & Bars.|
|Here's the Scrap Happy Pillow Topper we made. Can you tell how much fun we had?|
You can see from the finished results that both of our projects were doable in just a day or two. That was the point! Jenny and I both believe in teaching a technique that can be utilized after you return home. We're teaching at Missouri Star's Retreat in August, then another cruise in January 2017. Don't hesitate to put your name on the waiting list. You'll receive info on our upcoming 2018 cruises first!
Stay tuned next week for a sneak peek at the projects I'm working on for Spring Market. If you like acorns & leaves & fall colors, it will speak to your heart.
Comment here for a chance to win a surprise box of tan KT scraps - more than 1/2 pound - of assorted tans from more than 2 dozen collections. I'm sorting through odds and ends of scraps in my studio. Don't miss a chance to take advantage of my spring cleaning!