Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alaskan Quilting Cruise---Sewing Room & Juneau

Naturally on a Quilting Cruise we all spent time in the sewing room....in our case aboard Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas, we had the entire Moonlight Bay Conference Center for the duration of the cruise. It was great to see the signs up, "Private Gathering for Scottie Dog Quilts."

Each quilter had her own table to herself. Cutting and ironing stations were set up in the middle of the room. Carol is chain piecing her blocks.

Liz taught "Keyholes" from Anka's Treasures' book, On a Roll Again. Here she is showing Paula some fine point of construction. Crystal on the left is concentrating on her "Hello Betty" pieces.

Look at Alayne's face. Is she happy with her batik quilt? Well, if she complained most all of us would be quite happy to take this beauty off her hands!

Here Karen has the borders on hers and is done! She used a constant in the center of the blocks. All the quilts turned out wonderfully!

Here Karen is showing off one of the projects I taught on our cruise....Winding Ways table runner. All the kits were cut with our AccuCut machine---this means the pieces were precisely cut with registration notches which make sewing the curves a piece of cake. Really!
I love the modern Folk Art look of this runner.

In Juneau most of us visited Martina's Quilt Shop. Martha, the owner had so many special touches for our group. First off, right inside the door she hung a little Scottie Dog Quilt with a sign "Welcome Scottie Dog Quilters!" She had pattern designers there (and we all got a free autographed pattern!), there was a big washtub full of ice and a bowl of watermelon (Yum!) and bottled water. She had a wonderful selection of patterns, fabrics and our quilters bought and bought! Then to top it off she not only gave all our quilters a discount, but she had goodie bags for everyone. We posed for a picture with Martha (in the white sweater) and her wonderful staff. Many thanks, Martha. If you are in Juneau be sure to stop at Martina's Fabrics.

While some of us were shopping in town others were exploring Alaska's natural wonders on a Zip Line. Here Lewis takes off.
More tomorrow!

1 comment:

Beka and Jason Haché said...

That Winding Way table runner is totally cute!!! I love the way they almost look like flowers. I think I might have to get me some of those!