Baltic Vikings and Czars Quilt Seminar at Sea

12 Days • August 22 – September 3, 2021
Join other quilters and award-winning instructor Karen Combs as we sail from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with stops in Finland, Russia Germany and Denmark!
2021 Baltic Vikings and Czars Quilt Cruise

Quilting Classes

Please read the class descriptions below. You will be assured of being placed in one full day and two half day classes. 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 description.

Monday, August 23, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm; Lunch Break from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Class Title Instructor
Learn EPP: Tumbling Cubes Karen Combs

Tumbling CubesIt's old, but its brand new! Hexies and English Paper Piecing are all the rage! Why, because this technique is easy, fast, accurate and best of all, portable, perfect for sitting, stitching and watching the water sail by during our cruise.

Join Karen, as she shows you this popular technique while creating an amazing 3-D quilt. Frankly, Karen avoided this kind of piecing for years...until she tried it. Now she’s hooked and it is her "go-to" take along project. Don't worry if you’ve never tried it before, we will start at the beginning and learn all the tricks and tips need. CAUTION: You may become addicted!

The class is kitted so you will need to bring very little to class. Kit information will be available approximately 90 days prior to the cruise.

Monday, August 30, 2021 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Class Title Instructor
Creating Quilts – Lone Star Illusions Karen Combs

Lone Star IllusionsThe Lone Star quilt is something quilters aspire to make. However, many quilters don't want to tackle diamonds. Karen has created a way to make Lone Star designs with just the simple shapes of squares and triangles.

In class, we will play with the basic Lone Star design, create our own designs by adding color, value and even color spirals. Karen will share the secret to creating these designs without diamonds!

Thursday, September 2, 2021 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Class Title Instructor
Quilts of Illusion – Transparency Karen Combs

Tumbling CubesLearn 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!

Class notes: Sewing machines are not provided or required for these classes. 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!