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I  love quilt cruises.  Combine quilting (our favorite passion) and cruising, what could be better??

I am so excited about my next quilt cruise. . . to the Mediterranean!  We will be cruising to fabulous ports in Italy, Croatia and the Greek Isles. Other teachers on the cruise include John Flynn, Elly Sienkiewicz, Cindy Walter and Christine Porter.

Thinking about coming??  Want some details???

We will overnight in Venice, giving you a chance to explore this fabulous port. See St. Mark’s Square and the Doges Palace. Ply the canals in a Gondola or shop for Venetian glass.

  Floor mosaics in Venice

  Grand Canal, Venice

We are then off to explore Split, Croatia’s 2nd largest city. It is home to Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO world heritage site.

  Split, Croatia

Next see the Acropolis, Constitution Square and Olympic Stadium as you explore the wonders of Athens, Greece.

 Acropolis, Greece

Another overnight in Istanbul allows you to visit the Grand Bazaar. Turkish carpets, spices, jewelry, silks and even Aladdin’s lamp are available in the 4000 shops of the Bazaar!

 Grand Bazzaar

  Grand Bazzaar


We will stop in Kusadasi, gateway to Ephesus, one of the best-preserved archeological sites in the classical world. Explore its grand colonnaded marble streets, the Celsus Library, the ancient Agoura and the Baths.



You will see Mykonos and Santorini, with their easy-going island lifestyle and beautiful white-washed, blue domed architecture.



Our last port of call before returning to Venice is Katakolon, Greece, where you can see Olympus, site of the original Olympic Stadium and host to some games of the 2004 Olympiad.



  Katakolon, Greece

Lots of details at  Quilt Seminars at Sea.    Want information right away,  please contact Kim or Amy at 866-573-6351


This is very exciting news!   Due to popular demand,  the American Quilter’s Society has re-released my book,   “Optical Illusions for Quilters”   as an ebook!

You can download it to read on your ebook  reader, Kindle,  iPod or even on your computer.  The book is filled with beautiful photographs and lots of information about creating illusions.

Here is the direct link to the  AQS website.

Wonder what  the book is about???  Here’s a description –

The world of optical illusions has fascinated artists for centuries, and quiltmaker Karen Combs has been intrigued by them for years. In Optical Illusions for Quilters, she unravels the mysteries of optical illusions as applied to quilting, some of them for the first time. Masterpiece quilts are used to explain each illusion and quilters are shown how to apply these principles to their work. Though Karen’s focus is on quilting, these principles can be applied to other creative mediums. In an easy to understand manner, she encourages readers to use their imaginations, listen to their inner voices, and apply their new knowledge as they become masters of illusions.

Karen Combs is a internationally known quilt teacher, author and fabric designer. Visit her web site at

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