I  couldn’t be more delighted to introduce my new Craftsy class, NEW DIRECTIONS IN TUMBLING BLOCKS with all of you!!   It has been fun to share sneak peeks and hints on Facebook and my blog these past few weeks.

 

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You can see the class trailer here:   http://www.craftsy.com/video/course?courseId=5040

For those of you who have commented or shared the posts with your friends, I can’t thank you enough! There were so great guesses! Well now, I can share more information and photos with you!

 

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Simply put, my new CRAFTSY class features fast, fun techniques for creating
fantastic quilts of illusion.  You won’t believe how easy it is to create beautiful optical illusions!

 

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I have so much to share with you in this class!  Often tumbling blocks can appear intimidating. However, you won’t believe how easy it is, once you know how!

We will start learning all the tricks of fabric selection, cutting and piecing Tumbling Blocks by creating a lovely  Tumbling Blocks runner.

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But the fun only begins with the Tumbling Block runner!  Next, and here’s the real magic, we will take  tumbling block into a brand new direction!

 

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With all  the tricks and tips I’ve shared in class,  you can create stunning 3-D quilts.  Let me show you how to put different colors together to create areas that pop out or areas that appear in shadow.  I will show you how to create intriguing designs with a simply flip of a patchwork piece, yes, it is really that easy!

 

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During the class, I will show you how to create different amazing designs, all with a 3-D look.  You will have fun, learn a lot,  and I will be guiding you every step of the way.

Need to see a step over again?  It’s simple! Each Craftsy class allows you has a 30 second video repeat and allows you to make video notes.    You can watch me demo a step as many times as you wish!

 

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Your Craftsy class is yours to keep – watch any time and as many times as you like!  The class is filmed in high-definition, so you can see all the details I’m showing. . .  as if you are standing right next to me, watching every step.

 

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So what are you waiting for????

 

Maybe a sweet discount?

 

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Alrighty, you’ve got it!    Click HERE  for a GREAT discount for this brand new class, NEW DIRECTIONS  IN TUMBLING BLOCKS!  

 

Please feel free to share this blog post (and sweet discount) with all your friends and guild members.  I would appreciate that so much!

 

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We had so much fun while filming!

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No lunch break until some of the crew lay out a 3-D Cube!

 

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They did it!!!! First try!!

 

Here’s Marshall (camera man extraordinaire!), getting that perfect shot!  (Yes, while he was filming my hands, I do have my reading glasses on. . . so I can see perfectly what I’m doing!)

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I have so much to show you!   We will simply have a blast creating these amazing quilts.

 

Please consider yourself personally invited to join me in my new CRAFTSY class: NEW DIMENSIONS IN TUMBLING BLOCKS.

 

And I’ll see YOU on the CRAFTSY platform!

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Very soon, my next online class with Craftsy will be launching!!!

I’ve got one more sneak peek picture to show you!!

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I can’t wait to  show you all the tricks, tips and projects in this class.  It is one of my favorite kind of quilts to create!

So, any ideas???

Remember to check back, I will be posting as the class launches, sharing the Title card with you, lots of photos, announce the winner of the free class and, oh yes. . . . there is one more surprise!

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Very soon, my Craftsy class will launch!

I’ve got to tell you, I LOVE Craftsy classes!  Each class is equipped with helpful features like video notes and 30 second repeats.  You can share projects from the class for feedback and tips or browse for inspiration.

 

Okay, here’s another hint.  . .

 

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If you haven’t registered for the free class giveaway, you can click here.  Just a few more days to enter for the free class!  (Please share the giveaway link or this blog post with your quilting friends!)

Hmmm, what could it be?

Stay tuned for one more hint and a few more surprises,  just before my new class launches.

 

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Here’s the first hint . . .. hmmm, wonder that it could be??

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As you can see, Craftsy classes are filmed in high-definition, so details are easy to see.  I love the fact the classes are interactive!  You can ask questions and I will be right there to answer them.

My class is launching soon, but before it does, I will share a few more hints. . . .

wonder what it could be?????

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In my last post, I mentioned a surprise. . . well here it is!

You can register to win the class!. . .  by clicking HERE

I  know you don’t know what it is about yet. . .   But I can give you a few hints, the class has 7 lessons, lots of fun information and wonderful projects!

Don’t miss out, you can only register to win a free class for a very limited time!  (Feel free to share this post with your quilting friends so they can register to win a class as well!)

The winner of the free class will be announced here in just a few days. . . so register while you can!

You heard it right!  I have the honor of being a Craftsy instructor and my very first Craftsy class is launching soon!

 

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Leading up to the launch, I will be offering some sneak peeks, and . . . . a giveaway!

Hmm. . . . .I wonder what could the class be about????

 

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Southern Caribbean and the Panama Canal

November 9-20, 2015

 

Beat the winter blues and take a short break from everyday life. Visit some of the most beautiful ports in the Caribbean

In 2015, I’m returning to the fabulous Caribbean with Quilt Seminars at Sea!  We’ll sail on Holland America Line’s beautiful ms Zuiderdam, round trip out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We will visit some beautiful ports in the Caribbean, Central and South America; Curacao, Aruba, Cartagena, Colon, Holland America’s award-winning private island, Half Moon Cay.  In addition, you will also be privileged to see one of the world’s greatest engineering marvels with a partial transit of the Panama Canal! It’s an amazing accomplishment and sure to take your breath away. What a great way to take a break from everyday life while enjoying 5-star service and the company of fellow quilters.

There’s something wonderful awaiting you in every port of call, whether it be the diverse wildlife, amazing views or exotic cultures! . Onboard you can take a wide variety of quilt classes taught by myself as well as Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, Kimberly Einmo and Kathy McNeil!

Sewing machines will be provided for your use, and you will also have the chance to purchase a new machine at a great price. Seize the opportunity to perfect your quilting skills and “sewcialize” with other people who share your love of quilting. You may arrive as strangers but you will leave with many new friends!

This trip will sell out fast, so book early! There are a list of quilters interested in booking this trip even before it was organized.   Bring a friend, your spouse or your family – non-quilters are always welcome to join us!  They have many activities to pursue while you are in class!

Nothing better cruisin’ and quiltin’!  For more details, visit Quilt Seminar at Sea’s website or call Amy at 1-866-573-6351.

I’m so excited about this cruise!  As you may remember, I’ve been working with Quilt Seminars at Sea for the past few years and we have gone on some faboulous cruises and fantastic places.

Kim, Amy and I have been working on this cruise for some time and we are very excited to share it with you.  We have some wonderful experiences planned for you. . . . and be sure to bring an empty suitcase!  When you return home, it will be filled with amazing batiks.

The flyer and details about the cruise are below.

(You can also click here to see complete details.)

Space is limited, so I hope you can join us!

Batiks of Bali (Indonesia)Quilt Seminar at Sea

14 Days • January 5 – 19, 2016
Experience Bali’s rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty and exotic wildlife with fellow quilt enthusiasts and award-winning instructor, Karen Combs.
Indonesia Quilt Cruise

Dear quilters and friends,

2016 brings a unique opportunity to experience the fabric haven of Indonesia! This exclusive cruise and tour will sail on Holland America’s ms Volendam and be led by instructor, author and fabric maker, Karen Combs.

Discover the rich traditions of Bali

This 14-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.

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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, visit the center of Balinese hand-woven fabric, and find the unique Kamben Grinsing (flaming cloth), which villagers believe protect its wearer from evil.

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.

Cruise and learn with Karen Combs

Karen is an internationally known quilter, teacher, author and fabric designer. She is fascinated with optical illusions, these are the subjects of many of her workshops. Designing fabrics for the quilt industry since 2001, Karen is known for her beautiful fabric designs, both batiks and quilting cotton.

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Karen has found a home designing fabrics for Riverwoods Collection for Troy Corporation. During this fantastic cruise, Karen will share information about fabric design, production and some of the secrets of creating batiks.

Best wishes,
Karen Combs
Teacher, Author, Instructor

Amy Ross and Kim Hedges
Group Coordinators
Quilt Seminars at Sea

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Schedule of Events

On this unique and exciting itinerary you will automatically be included in all of our fabulous tours and lectures. There is no need to sign up for them along the way! This is not your typical Quilt Seminar at Sea, but instead an exclusive and inclusive look into the fabric industry of Indonesia. Bring a hand-work item from home if you would like to work on a project, but there will be no classes along the way.

You will be included in lectures, special tours on and off the ship, “sewcial” opportunities, special meals, and parties!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016Singapore

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Welcome & Orientation

Wednesday, January 6, 2016At Sea

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Learn from Karen: Creative Fabric – Batik Production!

Thursday, January 7, 2016Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Included Exclusive Tour: Tanah Abang Market

Friday, January 8, 2016Semarang, Java, Indonesia

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A Batik Course on Semarang

Saturday, January 9, 2016At Sea

Exclusive on board events for our group, including a private kitchen tour and a backstage tour!

Sunday, January 10, 2016Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia

Enjoy the sights of Probolinggo on your own!

Monday, January 11, 2016Benoa (Denpasar), Bali, Indonesia, OVERNIGHT

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Included Tour: Exclusive Tour of Bali Batiks Full Day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016Benoa (Denpasar), Bali, Indonesia

Enjoy the beautiful island of Bali on your own!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia

Enjoy the sights of Lembar on your own!

Thursday, January 14, 2016Komodo Island, Indonesia

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Included tour: Komodo Island Trek

Friday, January 15, 2016At Sea

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Learn from Karen: Creative fabric – Creating cottons for the Quilter!

Saturday, January 16, 2016Surabaya, Indonesia

Enjoy the sights of Surabaya on your own!

Sunday, January 17, 2016At Sea

Autograph & show and tell party!

Monday, January 18, 2016Singapore

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Included Exclusive Tour: Singapore Lights

Tuesday, January 19, 2016Singapore

Disembark.

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For more details, click here.

Karen Combs is a internationally known quilt teacher, author and fabric designer. Visit her web site at http://www.karencombs.com

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