We started three new projects. The first, Stillwater Creek, is a fairly large lap quilt made from Pam's new fabric line, Heart of the Prairie.
We also started the Friendship Garden quilt above, and another top called Spare Change from Kansas Troubles Quilters, which used a charm pack and the new Quilt Candy from Moda. The teachers and travel consultant really spoiled us on this trip - every time we came to class, there were new treats like little kits, fat quarters and thread catchers. They also had a door prize drawing for a new sewing machine, Go Cutter, and several other great prizes, none of which I won!
The best part of the trip was meeting the teachers and other quilters and getting to know them a little bit. I got to meet two fellow bloggers, Lesley of The Cuddle Quilter and Gloria of Olde Green Cupboard Designs.
We took lots of pictures, so I'll show you a couple. We climbed partway up a mountainside in Skagway and took this picture of our ship, the Norwegian Pearl. There were always several cruise ships in the ports we stopped in. The low-hanging fog/clouds were pretty typical of this trip!
Glacier Bay was beautiful. The water was so still and green. The ship got close enough to the glaciers that you can hear pieces of them breaking off and dropping into the water.
If you ever get a chance to go on a Quilter's Cruise, do it!
This trip has inspired me to get out my Orca Bay blocks and start to put them together. Now that I've seen whales in the ocean, I'm inspired to finish it!