My quilting friends will surely enjoy this post! This Sew Fun Cruise was organized by Citrus Sew & Vac in Ocala, Florida.
I poked my head in the door of the Conference Center aboard Freedom of the Seas
to see what this quilting group was doing. Above is Marge Gray, one of the participants, who was so kind to tell me about the group cruise program.
They were all so very kind and invited me to come in, look around, take pictures, and even sit down and sew a spell.
I didn't sew, but I did enjoy talking with the ladies and seeing what they were doing.
This was a class where they were all working on the same project...
...with gorgeous results!
The teachers, sewing machines, materials, and irons are all provided as a part of the cruise package.
This is Kaye Wood, one of the instructors beside the gorgeous piece she was using as a teaching tool.
The equipment is new and high tech. Needless to say, the machines and other materials are also for sale.
A few days later into the cruise, I brought my friend Karen, a quilter, to the Conference Room to meet the ladies and see what they were doing.
The quilting ladies were all still hard at work...
...and even tech support (gentleman at the right) was there to help with the equipment.
These machines were outside the classroom creating embroidery with computerized patterns.
Back inside more quilts were being shown. This turtle pattern...
...had three more turtles that had "escaped" to the backing.
What a fun cruise this had to have been for these quilters! And, my quilting friend purchased some of the materials to take home.
Thank you, Sew Fun Cruisers, for your hospitality and kindness. It was a pleasure to meet you and see your beautiful work!