Author Archives: Karin

About Karin

International quilting teacher and author. Looking forward to semi-retirement after 23 years owning Quilters Haven shop/online in UK. Works with www. arenatravel.com and www.stitchinheaventravel.com.

Madeira Quilting Retreat

February 2019Who wouldn’t want to escape winter in the UK and enjoy sunny warm days in Madeira? And if you are a quilter with four days of sewing and tuition and the use of a Bernina machine you would feel … Continue reading

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New England and Canada Quilting Cruise

I was delighted when Deb Luttrell, owner of Stitchin Heaven asked me if I would like to teach on this cruise. Planning takes place a couple of years before the cruise and she asked me for a quilt design with … Continue reading

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Our week in The Chateau

Our visit is coming to an end in the beautiful Savoie region of France. We have been well looked after by the family who own this lovely chateau and their friendly staff. As well as four days of machine sewing … Continue reading

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First day at The Chateau

We arrived at The Chateau de Comtes des Challes, in the Savoie region of France, late Sunday afternoon. What an interesting place, with beautiful views and quirky decor including suits of armour, as the buildings date back to the 15th … Continue reading

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Tilda’s World

After the excitement of 17 Mai Norway Day, in Oslo we were again on the move, this time to Tjome. Lunch was pre booked at Verdens Ende (Worlds End) Spisereit. This was literally the end of the road and we … Continue reading

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Hardanger Embroidery

Another beautiful sunny stunning Norwegian morning. A ferry took us to Utne where we were visiting the Hardanger Folk Museum. First we had a talk and guided tour of the traditional Norwegian costumes, The Bunad. Just opened was a fantastic … Continue reading

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Bergen to Eidfjord!

We woke up to a second fabulous sunny warm morning in Bergen. Breakfast was eaten in the hotel restaurant where we felt we were on the water, with boats gliding past the windows. Passing through the fish market our group … Continue reading

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