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A few more stops and we are back in Singapore, after an amazing 2 week “Batiks” cruise!

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Sailing into Singapore at dawn

 

A few favorite scenes from our trip, before we fly home. . .

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A big thank you to our group for joining us and to Quilt Seminars at Sea for making this amazing tour possible!

 

 

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A visit to Komodo Island, home of  Komodo Dragons!

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We took school supplies to a local school and were greeted with lots of smiles!

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Our next stops were Lombok and Bali.  Beautiful scene as we sail into Lombok

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Watching a weaving demonstration

 

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Our welcome party in Bali

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A visit to the Monkey Forest in Ubud

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Sunset and dinner on a beach in Bali

 

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A beautiful sunrise, our second day in Bali

 

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A visit to a batik mill, learning about stamped batiks

 

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And lots of shopping!

 

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Looks like a painting, but it is a lovely scene at our lunch stop

 

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Two very full and amazing days in Bali . . .we were blessed with this amazing sunset to send us on our way.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve just returned from our Bali and Batiks quilting cruise with Quilt Seminars at Sea.  We had a fantastic time with our group.  Here are a few photos from our trip.

A few scenes from Singapore, before our cruise

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Year of the Dog, we were visiting just a day or so before Chinese New Year.  Decorations everywhere!

 

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Beautiful street artist!

 

First stop –  lots of fabric shopping and a lovely lunch!

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Our next stop was a try at canting and beautiful scenery

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Upcoming Quilting Cruises!

We’ve got some very exciting Quilt Cruises coming up!

 

August 19 – 26, 2017

Alaska 7 Day Quilt Cruise!  (Just a few spots left!)

 

With so much bountiful wildlife and breathtaking scenery, no wonder “The Last Frontier” is the first choice on most cruise lover’s wish lists. There’s something wonderful awaiting you in every port of call:

  • Juneau – In Alaska’s capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flight-see the Juneau Ice Field, and visit the Mendenhall glacier.
  • Sitka – Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists’ days. Plenty of wildlife adventures await!
  • Ketchikan – Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world’s largest collection of totem poles or kayak the colorful waterfront. Visit Creek Street and see Alaska as the early pioneers did.
  • Victoria, B.C. – Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

You can play tourist, choosing your pleasure, whether it be walking, touring, flight-seeing or shopping. All the ports we visit are directly in town, and there is a lot to see within walking distance, including quilt shops in every port.

For complete details, click here.

 

 

 

February 14 – 28, 2018

14 day Quilt Explorations Batiks and Bali cruise!  (Taking Waitlists)

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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 and visit the center of Balinese hand-woven fabric.

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.

For complete details, click here

 

I’d love to have you join us!  For more information, click here to visit Quilt Seminars at Sea.  You can contact Amy at Amy@QuiltCruises.com or call 1-866-573-6351.

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Well, this is just as exciting as it can be, in 2018, Kathy McNeil and I will be teaching on a cruise around the islands of Tahiti with Quilt Seminars at Sea!

More details are below or you can click here for complete details. 

I hope you are able to join us on this fantastic cruise!

Tahiti and Marquesas Quilt Seminar at Sea

14 Days • August 11 – 25, 2018
Surrender to island time as you embark on a luxurious all-inclusive quilting cruise to paradise! Visit enchanting isles and natural wonders with Karen Combs, Kathy McNeil and fellow quilters.

 

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Dear quilters and friends,

2018 brings us back to a much loved destination for two weeks in magical Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands! You’ll be part of a warm group of fun-loving people who share a common interest in quilting. You’ll have the pleasure of making new quilting friends and enjoying “sewcial” activities such as a “Welcome Aboard” party, a Challenge Block contest and a Show & Tell at the “farewell” party. You will also have the opportunity to perfect your quilting skills. There are a variety of classes from which to choose, taught by two of the most renowned instructors in the world of quilting: Karen Combs and Kathy McNeil.

 

 

Luxury cruising at its finest

We’ll sail out of Papeete, Tahiti on the wonderful m/s Paul Gauguin! You’ll discover the joy of sailing on an intimate and ultra-luxurious vessel while enjoying fine dining and the amenities of a 5 star resort. While onboard, this all inclusive cruise experience includes gratuities, beverages including select wines, spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages. Your refrigerator is replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water. You will have access to the onboard water sports marina for complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and Zodiacs for dive excursions. You will visit Paul Gauguin’s private beach on Bora Bora and the private islet of Motu Mahana.

 

A uniquely beautiful experience

Natural beauty is on display everywhere you look on this two-week journey through the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and the Society Islands. This itinerary offers plenty of time to explore at your own pace, from the pristine beaches and exceptional diving of the Tuamotu Archipelago to the Marquesas Islands of Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Tahuata, and Nuku Hiva, all of which are as rich in culture as they are in rugged, natural beauty.

This cruise is the perfect opportunity to share something very special with your spouse, your family or a friend– non-quilters are always welcome to join us and will have many activities to pursue while you are in class.

We hope that you will join us on this sensational cruise!

 

For more details,click here or call Amy or Kim at 866-573-6351.

 

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We had such a great time on our last Batiks of Bali Quilt Exploration cruise that we are going back in 2018!

Kim, Amy and I have been working on this cruise 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.

If you are curious about our cruise in 2016, click here for photos. 

Details about our 2018 cruise are below or you can click here for complete details.

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

 

Batiks of Bali Quilt Exploration Cruise

14 Days • February 14 – 28, 2018
Experience Bali’s rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty and exotic wildlife with fellow quilt enthusiasts and award-winning instructor, Karen Combs.

Dear quilters and friends,

2018 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.

 

Indonesia Quilt Cruise

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 and visit the center of Balinese hand-woven fabric.

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.

 

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For more information, you can click here or contact Amy or Kim at 866-573-6351

 

 

 

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It’s been a fantastic year!  I’ve had the opportunity to cruise around Bali searching for batiks, crossed the equator, traveled to Amsterdam, the UK, Scotland, Norway and Iceland, crossed the Arctic Circle and traveled to many wonderful quilt guilds.

Thank you to the lovely quilters at the guilds below, for inviting me to visit them.  I had a fantastic time with all of you.

  • Friendship Knot Quilter’s Guild of Sarasota, Florida
  • Marble Falls Quilt Guild of Marble Falls, Texas
  • Northern Star Quilters Guild of Somers, New York
  • Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
  • Shawnee Quilters of Southern Illinois of Carbondale, Illinois
  • Threads of Friendship Quilt Guild of Farmington, Missouri
  • Lakeshore Quilt Guild of Henderson, Tennessee
  • Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County of Santa Rosa, California
  • Santa Rosa Quilt Guild of Santa Rosa, California

I also had the opportunity to meet and teach quilters at

  • Quilter’s Destination in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • AQS QuiltWeek in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • International Quilt Festival in Houston,Texas
  • Fall Quilt Market in Houston, Texas
  • Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah

We had such a good time in class, thank you for joining me!

In addition, I’ve had quilts in Keepsake Catalog and created several new fabric collections for Riverwoods Collections: Java Jewels IV, Quilt Trails – Landscape and Serendipity Colorwheel.

It’s been a very  busy, yet fantastic year and I’m lovin’ minute of it!

I’m looking forward to 2017 and wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

 

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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