My next quilters adventure is truly going to be spectacular. Please join me in January 2020, as I take a group of quilters and their friends to the International Great Quilt Festival in Tokyo, Japan!

We’ll spend two days at the Quilt Festival in the Tokyo Dome (while staying in the attached hotel),

The following quote about the quilt show is from a website called Quiltripping. You may read the enitre post at:

“The annual Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival presents the works of the best quilters in Japan. This is also the largest quilt show in the world, filling up the whole floor of the Tokyo Dome which is Tokyo’s indoor baseball and special events stadium. Roughly 250,000 Japanese and international visitors check out the quilts and special exhibits over the course of seven days. Apparently, this is the largest attended event in the Tokyo Dome (even beating out baseball).”

And, if experiencing the quilt show isn’t enough – we’ll spend a night at an Onsen hotel with views of iconic Mount Fuji.

We’ll visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine and see the magical, seemingly unending path of over 5000 vibrant orange torii gates that wind through the hills behind the Shrine.

And take classes with Japanese artists in Shibori dyeing, Rocketsu
dyeing (a traditional wax-resist dyeing method),

and we’ll even learn to make sushi!

If this is on your bucket list – as it is on mine, please click on the button below to open a printable brochure with all the details!


This past January (2019) Wendy and I sailed around the Hawaiian Islands aboard the Norwegian Pride of America! We had over 40 delightful quilters and traveling companions join us and it was a marvelous trip!

Here are just a few photos of all the fun:








Our previous cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn was spectacular!

quilt cruise Quebec to Boston

Here are a few pictures of the fun:

Alice and Karen along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec

A bit of autumn color and a rainbow at Montmorency Falls near Quebec City

The world’s largest fiddle in front of our ship in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Mary and Jane were the first to complete their fused lighthouse blocks on the trip!

A lobster Roll in Saint Johns, New Brunswick

Mahone Bay quilt shop – where they actually sold quilts

Our wonderful group at the reversing waters in St. John’s Bay

Peggy’s Cove lighthouse (I’m pretty pleased with this photo 🙂

Wendy photographing the Quiltsissies in a lobster trap

Celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial

The Dawn’s reflection while leaving Halifax harbor

Atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park – Diane, Lynn, Mary and I with our ship in the distance.


A Bar Harbor selfie

The best clam chowder ever!!!


Sunset on Boston from a water taxi


Pictures From Our Previous Adventure:

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Here are just a few pictures from our wonderful time in the Pacific Northwest!


A couple of cut-ups


Shopping at Greenbaums

Sisters Quilt Show picnic

Sisters Quilt Show picnic


Our Favorite Show Quilt


We’re actually here!


The store that started it all!

A Seven Sisters table topper!

A Seven Sisters table topper!

The Quilt Sissies

The Quilt Sissies

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls