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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.
Space is limited, so I hope you can join us!
Batiks of Bali (Indonesia)Quilt Seminar at Sea
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.
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.
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.
Teacher, Author, Instructor
Amy Ross and Kim Hedges
Quilt Seminars at Sea
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
|Welcome & Orientation|
Wednesday, January 6, 2016At Sea
|Learn from Karen: Creative Fabric – Batik Production!|
Thursday, January 7, 2016Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia
|Included Exclusive Tour: Tanah Abang Market|
Friday, January 8, 2016Semarang, Java, Indonesia
|A Batik Course on Semarang|
Saturday, January 9, 2016At Sea
Sunday, January 10, 2016Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia
Monday, January 11, 2016Benoa (Denpasar), Bali, Indonesia, OVERNIGHT
|Included Tour: Exclusive Tour of Bali Batiks Full Day!|
Tuesday, January 12, 2016Benoa (Denpasar), Bali, Indonesia
Wednesday, January 13, 2016Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia
Thursday, January 14, 2016Komodo Island, Indonesia
|Included tour: Komodo Island Trek|
Friday, January 15, 2016At Sea
|Learn from Karen: Creative fabric – Creating cottons for the Quilter!|
Saturday, January 16, 2016Surabaya, Indonesia
Sunday, January 17, 2016At Sea
Monday, January 18, 2016Singapore
|Included Exclusive Tour: Singapore Lights|
Tuesday, January 19, 2016Singapore