QUILT SEMINARS AT SEA CRUISE TO ALASKA - SASHIKO CLASSES
CRUISE WITH ME TO ALASKA, AUGUST 22-29, 2020 ABOARD HOLLAND AMERICA'S WONDERFUL VISTA CLASS SHIP, THE MS EURODAM.
QUILT SEMINARS AT SEA CRUISE TO ALASKA AUGUST 22 - 29, 2020
What could be more fun than a sashiko quilt cruise to Alaska? I hope you'll join me August 22-29, 2020, as we visit Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC, aboard Holland America's ms. Eurodam. You'll be part of a warm group of fun-loving people who share a common interest in quilting. You'll have the pleasure of making new friends, one quilter at a time! "Sewcial" activities include a "Welcome Aboard" party, a Challenge Block contest and a Show & Tell at the "farewell" party.
In addition to great classes, a cruise to Alaska has so much to offer. With bountiful wildlife and breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder "The Last Frontier" is the first choice on most cruise lover's wish lists. There's something wonderful awaiting you in every port of call:
Juneau – In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flight-see the Juneau Ice Field, and visit the Mendenhall glacier.
Sitka – Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days. Plenty of wildlife adventures await!
Ketchikan – Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles or kayak the colorful waterfront. Visit Creek Street and see Alaska as the early pioneers did.
Victoria, B.C. – Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.
You can play tourist, choosing your pleasure, whether it be walking, touring, flight-seeing or shopping. All the ports we visit are directly in town, and there is a lot to see within walking distance, including quilt shops in every port.
Consider bringing a friend, your spouse or your family – non-quilters are always welcome to join us and will have many activities to pursue while you are in class. We hope you can join us!
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This stunning Japanese style quilt features alternating blocks of traditional sashiko designs and Japanese fabrics. You'll learn how to transfer the sashiko designs from the templates provided in the class on to the sashiko fabric and do the sashiko stitching. After laying out your quilt from the assortment of Japanese fabrics provided in your kit, spend some time in the open sew sessions to sew your quilt top together. Finished size approx. 36" x 36".
JAPANESE PATCHWORK - BORO TABLE MAT - Monday, August 24, 2020
Students will create a 14" x 22" boro-inspired table mat with various Japanese textiles and sashiko stitching. They'll select from yukata, kasuri, and other traditional Japanese fabrics provided and add sashiko stitching to transform the patchwork into a one-of-a-kind textile. An optional border could be added at home. Trunk show in class.
SASHIKO 6 BLOCK SAMPLER - Friday, August 28, 2020
If you've wanted to try Sashiko or just improve your skills, this class is for you! We'll be working on a 27" x 41" panel with six 13" square traditional Sashiko designs. The designs are pre-printed for you on Navy Kona cotton Fabric. When finished you can use the panel as is or cut apart and use each design for a quilt square, pillow top or other project. There will be a trunk show in class.