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I’ve had a busy summer and fall visiting many quilt guilds, shops and shows.  Thank you for inviting me to teach and lecture for you.  I truly appreciate it and it was a blast to the with you!

A special thank you to

Music City Quilt Guild in Nashville, Tennessee

The amazing group who traveled with us to Alaska on the Quilt Seminars at Sea Alaska Quilting Cruise

Evergreen Quilt Guild in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Darting Needles Quilt Guild in Appleton, Wisconsin

Capital Area Quilt Guild in East Lansing, Michigan

West Michigan Quilt Guild in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The wonderful students who took classes with me at Quilt Festival  in Houston, Texas

 

If your guild would like me to visit, I’m currently booking 2019.  Please visit my webpage ahttp://www.karencombs.com/contact.htm and fill out my online contact form. I’ll email a complete teacher’s packet and we can discuss open dates.

 

My 2018 schedule for the first part of the year is listed below.  (My complete schedule for the next few years is located on my webpage – here.)   If you live in these areas and want to attend a class, be sure to contact the email listed with each listing.  The program person will be happy to give you information.

If I’m not coming to your area, you can always join me in my Craftsy class, we’d love to see you there.

 Here’s a link to the class, with a 50% discount!

 

February 2018

14-28: Bali and Batiks Quilt Exploration Cruise (wait listed)
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Join us for a trip of a lifetime!  An exciting 14 day Quilt Exploration cruise featuring Bali and Batiks!

For complete details, click here.

For more details, call Amy at 866-573-6351 or visit Quilt Seminars at Sea

 

 

March 2018

7-11: 27th Quilt Show at Farmpark
Kirkland, Ohio

Lecture – Quilts of Illusion

Workshops:

Patchwork Illusions

More Patchwork Illusions

Celtic Pieced Illusions

Ice Crystals

Pick Up Sticks

 

For complete information, click here.

Contact: Andrea Pasquele      Email: apasquale@lakemetropark.com 

 

 

 

March 27-28: Misty Mountain Quilters Guild
Murphy, North Carolina

Lecture – You Bought That Where?

Workshop – Combing Through Your Scraps

Click here for supply list. 

Contact: Marlene Royse      Email: marleneroyse48@gmail.com

Guild Webpage: Misty Mountain Quilt Guild

 

 

April 2018

3-4: Quilting Guild of The Villages
The Villages, Florida

Lecture – You Bought That Where?

Workshops – 

Patchwork Illusions

Click here for supply list

Contact: Ruth Strocchia      Email:  qgotvvp@gmail.com 

Quilt Guild website:  http://www.qgotv.org/

 

 

April 18: Lakeside Quilt Guild
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Lecture – Quilts of Illusion

Workshops – 

Patchwork Illusions

Click here for supply list

Contact: Cheryl Juedes      Email:  TCSHERRYRN@yahoo.com

Guild Webpage:  https://sites.google.com/site/lqghome/ 

 

 

June 2018

12-14: Quilters Anonymous
Shoreline, Washington

Lectures – Transparency & Quilts of Illusion

Workshop – Patchwork Illusions

Click here for supply list 

Contact: :   Dianna Park grinchygreen@gmail.com

 

 

June 21-22: Aspen Quilt Guild
Boulder, Colorado

Lecture – Creating Batiks

Workshop – Transparency

Click here for supply list

Contact Beth Issacs      Email:  beth.w.isaacs@gmail.com

Guild Webpage : http://www.quakingaspenquiltguild.org/

 

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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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Take ONE!

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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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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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