Enjoy a 14 day cruise on the beautiful ‘Radiance of the Seas’ visiting wonderful ports of call in New Zealand while indulging in your passion for Quilting. This cruise is specialising in Art Quilting and Foundation Piecing using the Judy Niemeyer patterns. Three passionate teachers will be taking you step by step through the process of these techniques. Workshop numbers are kept small. Chose one of three great workshops. Our popular Mystery Workshop is again offered to all participants. Every participant will receive a new Singer Workshop Sewing Machine which they can take home. Keep it for future workshops or give it to someone special.
Cabin Prices start from $2654 twin share, which includes cruise workshops and sewing Machine to take home. Friends and Partners are welcome to come along (they receive a $600 discount). The cruise offers plenty of entertainment on board or just to relax. Everyone will share the experience of the wonderful ports of call. Your friends/partners are also included in our Welcome and Farwell events.
Tutors and their Workshops
Chris Dowell – Fascinating Flora
Chris will take you step by step through the designing of a one of a kind Art Quilt with Flora as the inspiration. This workshop also shows you how best to quilt the finished masterpiece. A basic starter kit will be provided.
Christine Dowell (Chris) lives in beautiful Toowoomba, Queensland. Most of her life she has dabbled in art. Mainly drawing and painting but her greatest love is textiles. Chris loves to paint with fabric. Her inspiration comes from the world around her. Chris’s work is a representation of what she sees either from her own experiences or from books and photos from others. Chris creates art quilts using appliqué, thread sketching, fabric painting and dying and sometimes adds beading and hand embroidery. Chris has been fortunate to have quilts accepted into the travelling exhibitions ‘Beneath the Southern Sky’ and ‘Living Colours’. Earlier this year Chris was runner up in the 2016 AQC challenge ‘Tradition with a Twist‘.
Juanita Buggé – Foundation Piecing
Juanita will take you through the steps of creating a wonderful Judy Niemeyer Quilt. There is a choice of ‘Glacier Star’, ‘Fire Island Hosta’ or ‘Desert Sky’. A pattern of your choice is included. Fabric kits are available for purchase or you are able to bring your own fabric. You do not have to be experienced at foundation piecing as Juanita will take you through all the steps to create these quilts.
Juanita is owner of ‘Sewing Buddies Australia’ which is a Certified Judy Niemeyer Store. Juanita has many years of experience in teaching foundation piecing. Juanita is based in Melbourne and travels to all the big craft shows and shares her passion for Judy Niemeyer Quilts.
Dorothy Clee- Wonderful Landscapes in Fabric and Thread In this workshop Dorothy will take you through the process of quilting a landscape quilt from a photo. You can use one of your own photos or one provided. Techniques included are realistic placement, raw edge appliqué and quilt as you go. Learn how to use different techniques, including paint, to create realism. A basic started kit with an enlargement of your photo is included.
Dorothy is an owner of Russellee BnB Craft Retreats Tumut. Dorothy has an Advanced Diploma in Commercial Needlework and has taught Thread Painting and Business Admin at TAFF. Also as a tutor, at Russellee BnB, for many different aspects of quilting both traditional and art quilting. Her passion is Thread Painting and creating Art Quilts based on photos of landscapes, which often include animals. She is continually exploring the many different ways of creating Art quilts.
For information email Dorothy email@example.com