Tahiti and Society Islands
MAY 1 – 10, 2014 (All-Inclusive)
MAY 3 – 10, 2014 (Cruise Only)
Ultra exclusive, all-inclusive cruising! Cruise roundtrip from Papeete, Tahiti aboard the luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin! Join Karen Combs, Cindy Walter and Karen Kay Buckley for a fabulous quilting cruise in paradise!
Quilting Classes

Before filling out your registration form, please read the class descriptions and the daily itinerary so you can best determine how you would like to spend your cruise time. You will be assured of being placed in three full day class sections. Class assignments and supply lists will be mailed to you along with your notice for final payment 90 days prior to departure. Classes are open to all levels of ability (unless otherwise stated in the class description). Please note: There are no sewing machines provided for this seminar.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

8:30 am - 11:00 am

Class Title Quilt Instructor
Hand and Machine Applique the Karen Kay Buckley Way Karen Kay Buckley
Quilts of Illusion Karen Combs
Miniature Painted Quilt – Tahitian Style Cindy Walter

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Class Title Quilt Instructor
Garden Medley Karen Kay Buckley
Transparency – Colors of Tahiti Karen Combs
Tropical Snippet Flower Bouquet Cindy Walter

Friday, May 9, 2014

1:00 pm -5:30 pm

Class Title Quilt Instructor
Fiesta – Block Nine Karen Kay Buckley
South Pacific Silk Scarves – Dyeing with Sharpie Markers! Karen Combs
Tahitian Quilting Cindy Walter

Karen Kay Buckley – Carlisle, PA

Hand and Machine Applique the Karen Kay Buckley Way

Sunday, May 4, 2014  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am

During this lecture/demo Karen will share with you her tips and tricks for good hand and machine applique. Karen will talk about her favorite tools, how she organizes to have more sewing time, transferring designs to fabric, points, curves, Perfect Circles™, Perfect Ovals™, different ways to make stems, the applique stitch and more. Come sit and relax while Karen shares lots of great information with you.

Skill level: All Levels

Garden Medley

Wednesday, May 7, 2014  • 1:00 pm -5:30 pm

I just love seeing the beautiful colors of the blooming flowers in the spring and summer. At least in my area that is the only time we see them in bloom. But now you can see them year round with this easy to make 21" x 24 ½" wall quilt. There are three panels in this project, and in this workshop we will focus on the just the center panel. You will be thrilled with your smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles as you begin to hand appliqué on this wonderful little project.

Skill level: All Levels

Fiesta – Block Nine

Friday, May 9, 2014  • 1:00 pm -5:30 pm

Wow! This is a fun project! While sewing on this 14" square block, you will be amazed how easy it is to get smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles This project also includes reverse appliqué for some added excitement. Come spend the day in this fun packed class and learn lots of tips and tricks! Karen will make your hand appliqué fun, easy and enjoyable!

Skill level: Intermediate

Karen Combs – Columbia, TN

Quilts of Illusion

Sunday, May 4, 2014  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Let Karen show you several different ways to create intriguing quilts of illusion! From drawing in perspective to isometric perspective, let Karen take the mystery out of creating these beautiful quilts. In class, you will learn and practice drawing several different ways to create quilts of illusion. Karen will also demo fabric selection and piecing so you can create your own quilts of illusion at home!

Skill level: All levels

Transparency – Colors of Tahiti

Wednesday, May 7, 2014  • 1:00 pm -5:30 pm

Learn all the secrets to creating the look of transparency in your quilts. Transparency is the use of color to make your quilts look like one color is laying over another. It's very simple if you know how. After this class, you can amaze your friends and family with your use of color!

Skill Level: All levels

South Pacific Silk Scarves – Dyeing with Sharpie Markers!

Friday, May 9, 2014  • 1:00 pm -5:30 pm

A truly magical way to dye silk! When the magic ingredient is added, it is exciting to watch the colorful inks run, blend and bleed….creating unexpected and beautiful explosions of color! Let Karen show you how to create the magic, have tons of fun and leave with a finished scarf!

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Cindy Walter – Honolulu, HI

Miniature Painted Quilt – Tahitian Style

Sunday, May 4, 2014  • 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to paint a miniature quilt while making the top for a tiny wall hanging, doll house or even a hot pad. The finished quilts look pieced. These dynamic little projects will amaze your friends. As easy as paint by numbers! Free kit includes an American traditional or Tahitian quilt pattern already printed on fabric and paints to use-just come to class and play!

Skill level: All levels

Tropical Snippet Flower Bouquet

Wednesday, May 7, 2014  • 1:00 pm -5:30 pm

Cindy will show you how to create an easy flower bouquet for a wall hanging with the raw edge snippet appliqué technique. This technique is fast and easy and a perfect way to take home flowers from Tahiti! (Well...almost!) For all skill levels; you do not have to be creative to be successful and the results are amazing!

Skill level: All levels

Tahitian Quilting

Friday, May 9, 2014  • 1:00 pm -5:30 pm

In this class, Cindy will show you a look at the difference between the Hawaiian and Tahitian quilting styles. Create a pillow sized memory of Tahiti by cutting out the top fabric, basting and then learning the needle turn appliqué technique. Free kit includes everything you need for class (except basic supplies of fabric scissors and straight pins) just come with a smile and maybe even your grass skirt!

Skill level: All levels

Class Notes: Holding a quilt seminar on a cruise ship is a unique experience. Sometimes there are space and time challenges that prevent our being able to be "project oriented" and we must concentrate more on process. It is very unlikely that you will have an absolutely finished project at the end of a class. It is helpful if your expectations match these realities. But regardless of how far you are able to progress, our instructors are professionals – some of the best in the quilting world – and we know you will learn many new techniques and have a wonderful experience!

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