British Isles Tour and on to the Festival of Quilts

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!

8 Responses to “British Isles Tour and on to the Festival of Quilts”

  1. Melissa P says:

    I love these giant hexies! The perfect way to recombine those fussy cut pieces. So gorgeous.

  2. kateuk says:

    When will you be at the Quilt Show- and will you be speaking/teaching there?

  3. Jane, as always your wonderful sense of design and style inspire me,and I love your idea book blog, so I thought I would show you some appreciation by awarding you with the Liebster Blog Award.
    Post with details if you are not aware of the award are on my blog at
    I continue to watch with great anticipation your designs appear in delicious colour combinations with each collection you launch.

  4. The cruise and class all sound so wonderful – wish I could go!

    Happy creating – Happy Sewing,

  5. It never ceases to amaze me the way you think to cut your fabrics!

  6. Yes, I will be giving a lecture about my career, designing fabrics and how to use them at the festival.
    It will be on Saturday, August 18 from 4 to 5. I will also have copies of the new book to sign!

  7. kateuk says:

    Oh pants! I’m there Thursday/Friday!

  8. Your dream is to come here to do quilty things, and my dream is to go there to do the same! Have loved looking around your blog – amazing work. XCathy

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