When on a cruise I teach during the day when we are at sea so when we dock for the day we all get to enjoy the town or city we visit. My first class was my textural and embellished leaf class. My students were very creative and had a great amount of fun working with textural fabrics and lush fibers. Many loved collecting fun little treasures in the different ports to include on their sampler. We had our class in the disco on the top floor which was fun as it was surrounded by windows so our view was spectacular.
Our next stop was Melbourne. I love this city! We visited Amitie a quilt store owned by my friend Jenny. Unfortunately she was not home but we had a great visit with Lucy her lovely daughter. We then took the train back to the city and took a bus tour and visited the large market in town.
I taught with teachers Sue Daley and Sylvia Pippin. We were treated to a show and tell one night with Sue Daley and her lovely paper pieced quilts. She owns Patchwork with Busyfingers in Australia. Fun was had by all!
Our next stop will be Fiordland National Park in the South Island of New Zealand once we cross the Tasman Sea. More to follow soon.