Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Quilting & Cruising ~ A Very Fine Combo!

Back row: Paula Barnes and me.  Front row: Connie Tesene and Mary Ellen Robison
My hubby and I just returned from a very fine week sailing the Caribbean on a quilting cruise.  Hubby did not sew of course, but had a wonderful time.  He was definitely not the only quilter's husband on board as many spouses came along.  I taught class along with fellow Marcus Fabrics designer Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline QuiltsConnie Tesene of Country Threads rounded out the teaching staff as we sailed, sewed and visited with 100 quilters from all over.  I tell ya, teaching and spending the day with quilters is a fine day, indeed!

Quilting cruises are much more than just sewing (although who doesn't want to sew everyday, all day long and have meals included?!)  Connie brought a trunk show of the new quilts in her new book, Beyond the Battlefield, with co-author Mary Etherington.   Oh....I wanted to make them all!! 
We have classes the days we are at sea.  When we're in port, you can visit the sights, take an excursion, or sew.   We had never been to Jamaica before so we went exploring.  It was lovely!

Grab some friends and treat yourself to a week of quilting luxury!  There were several ladies who came alone and within hours, made new friends and had the best time.  Our cruise was produced by Stitchin' Heaven TravelClick here to see all the cruise offerings they have coming up.  
I wanted to invite you to join me in just a few weeks at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio.  They are having their annual quilt show with vendors and workshops.  I will be teaching two classes, giving Schoolhouse lectures and a trunk show.  There are still a few spots open in the workshops.  Sauder Village is a living history museum.  What a great place to have a quilt show!   Click here for all the details.  I would sure love to meet you!  

Better get back to my To-Do list.  Have a wonderful day!  


  1. Glad you had a great trip. I wish I could join you at the Sauder Village show. My blogging friend Teresa Rawson (Fabric Therapy) enters that show each year and posts some wonderful photos. Have fun! Cyndi is currently working on row two of C1880. I can't start assembly until I get back from taking car of my Mom, but then I plan to get busy!!

  2. You cruise sounds like a delightful experience, Pam.
    I love the quilt Connie is displaying.
    Never been to Jamaica, either--or anywhere else, for that matter. LOL
    It does look like a great place for a quilt show. Maybe someday I can meet up with you again--somewhere.

  3. Thank's for sharing your fun trip Pam. I'm still dreaming.......