Dear quilters and friends,
2018 brings a unique opportunity to experience the fabric haven of Indonesia! This Quilt Explorations exclusive cruise and tour will sail on Holland America's ms Volendam and be led by instructor, author and fabric maker, Paula Nadelstern.
This 13-day cruise of a lifetime begins and ends in Singapore. Visit the Indonesian ports of Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Probolinggo, Lombok, Komodo Island and overnight on board ship in magical Bali. Tour along the way in ports that will show you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Indonesian fabric industry.
We will visit the biggest textile market in South East Asia, Tanah Abang Market, on Jakarta. While on Java, we will not only visit traditional markets, but observe the process of making batiks. Once you've observed, step in and learn from a batik expert as they guide you through designing and creating your own hand-made batik to bring home! While in Bali and visit the center of Balinese hand-woven fabric.
Round out the cruise with a tour to Komodo Island where you can visit the amazing Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat. With lectures, shopping time and surprises along the way, this will be an unforgettable trip of a lifetime! To know the exact schedule and route of the cruise, view the detailed itinerary.
Paula is an internationally known quilter, teacher, author and fabric designer. She is known for the beautifully complex fabrics she designs and the Kaleidoscopic designs of her quilts. She designs textile prints exclusively for Benartex Inc. During this fantastic cruise, Paula will share information about fabric design and production!
We can only take 40 people on this grand adventure so don't delay! We look forward to exploring the fabric of Indonesia with you!
Teacher, Author, Instructor
Amy Ross and Kim Hedges
Quilt Seminars at Sea