Come join the fun while cruising to Hawaii on Holland America’s beautiful MS Eurodam! There will be 2 teachers… myself and Cecelia Johnson… (CJs Retreats) and a total of 6 wonderful classes. This 18 day event will be packed with fun and exciting new quilting techniques and patterns. Patti and Cece have 10 at sea days to dazzle you! In addition to touring the Hawaiian Islands, there are plenty of quilt fabric shops to visit.
“From I can’t to….I did!”
Quilting adventures began after seeing a beautiful “Trip Around the World” quilt made by my sister-in-law, Michelle. On the spot, I became obsessed with the quilting world and all the wonderful things it had to offer. I had the desire to attempt a project on my own; however, was very intimidated by the challenge and eventually decided to begin with some classes. After attending just one, I was instantly smitten. Even then, though fear and doubt tried to set in, I wouldn’t let it and I wanted to branch out.
A very dear friend who has since passed away, owned a quilt shop in town where you can imagine I spent lots of time. After a couple of months, I shared a wish with her; the wish being that I could design, piece and hand appliqué my own original quilt, but also telling her “I can’t hand appliqué!” She said, “Take my hands and look me straight in my eyes.” I did as she asked and even at this moment, I can still hear her saying, “Patti, YOU can do anything you put your mind to!
I have lived by my friend, Barbara’s advice and it has been my passion since 1989, having created 100+ colorful quilts and having the most fabulous opportunities to teach all over the world including England, France, New Zealand, Africa, the Netherlands, Germany, a Caribbean cruise, a Mediterranean cruise and an Alaska cruise as well as quilt guilds, fabric shops, and private groups.
Don’t let your dreams go by the wayside. Continue in your quest to be the best you can possibly be. Sign up for my classes or come to see some of my quilts showing my way “From I can’t to… I did!”. I hope to see you at the Nadelwelt in Karlsruhe, Germany. June 10-12, 2016.
I can feel the ocean breezes right now, can’t you? Don’t wait too long! This is a cruise you definitely don’t want to miss…15 fantastic days from October 15-30, 2016. Let’s go quilting with 4 fun classes over 8 days while at sea. Drink Mai Tais on the deck and watch the world go by! This cruise has been very popular, so sign up before it sells out. Click on the link for the 4 great projects as well as the ports of call! Kits are included for all four quilts. Onboard, you will be learning how to create yummy, original designs plus 3 student favorites. Easy peazy! I’m very honored and excited to be able to share my original quilt designs with you! Our classroom will be full of new friendships, fun and laughter, excitement and color! We’re going to have a fantastic time!
“End of the Rainbow”
October 7th – October 19th, 2015
How would you like to find this “Cruise” at the end of a rainbow on Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas? “12 Night Mediterranean Greek Isles”! One of the best things about Europe is seemingly endless ports of call. From Naples, Italy to Bergen, Norway, Royal Caribbean International®; makes it easy for you to explore more historic European cities and countries in one fantastic vacation. The hardest part is choosing where to start.
PORTS OF CALL: Barcelona, Spain; Cannes (Monte Carlo), France; La Spezia (Florence/Pisa), Italy; Civitavecchia Rome), Italy; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey;Santorini, Greece; Naples (Salerno), Italy; Barcelona, Spain
Patti Hempen is the educator/designer on this fabulous cruise and she is designing a quilt specifically for this cruise! Patti’s quilts have won many awards and her special method of teaching and designing will have you designing your own award winning quilt in just four short days while at sea!
WIN a quilt or two especially made by Patti! TONS of beautiful door prizes! Experience new, colorful, exciting, beautiful, extraordinary fun classes. In addition, you will receive all the tools, kits, rulers, a copy of Patti’s book – “Free-Form Symmetry”, etc., everything you need to finish the projects. Also included is Serendipity, a Trunk Show of approximately 75 of Patti’s quilts. This is certainly a dream cruise. Don’t miss it!
Pricing for workshop is $575 per person.
Take a look at the three projects:
Mediterranean Symmetry 40 – 3/4″ long x 56 – 1/2″ wide
Rainbow Garden is 77″ (195.58 cm) x 43″ (109.22 cm)
Blossoms of Lavender 49 – 1/2″ wide x 54 – 3/4 long
Pricing Inside staterooms based on double occupancy – from $1752.92 each (taxes & port charges included)
Ocean View staterooms based on double occupancy -from $1972.92 each (taxes & port charges included)
Balcony staterooms based on double occupancy – from $3002.92 each (taxes & port charges included)
Call Gloria Cook for booking information at 888-719-7698 or
www.cruise-consultants.net Click For Printable Brochure.