This year I have an opportunity to do something I’ve always wanted to do! Patt Blair, another nature loving quilter, and I have been invited to teach on a cruise of the British Isles. This tour was specially designed with fabric lovers in mind. We will have a chance to see the Bayeux tapestry and visit the Paisley Museum in Glasgow.
Then there will also be a post tour to
the city of Bath to visit the American Museum which has the largest collection of American quilts outside the US. Then on to Europe’s (many say the worlds) greatest quilting event, The Festival of Quilts.
I am so excited about this trip and am hoping that I will be able to share the experience with some of you! Since we are limited to handwork on the ship, I am teaching a pattern design class and a new class called “Not your Grandmother’s Flower Garden”, based on a quilt from my new book Patchwork Sassaman Style. I will be making 5″ hexagon kits with Sassaman fabrics that we can play with and arrange into a unique composition and eventually hand stitch the pieces together.
Please visit the Cruise site for the complete itinerary. I think you will be as excited as we are! Hope to see you there!