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What's new for NOVEMBER 2015


  August 14 - 28, 2016

14 Day  Voyage of the Vikings Quilt Cruise!

Cruise in the wake of early Viking explorers, visiting the culturally rich Northern Isles. Discover historic architecture and picturesque fjords with fellow quilt enthusiasts and award-winning quilt instructors.

Along the way, we will visit:

  • England – The 2,000 year-old historic city of Newcastle is a story all its own.
  • Scotland – Experience the history of Edinburgh and the beautiful highlands.
  • Iceland – Marvel at volcanic activity, visit the busy fishing port of Isafjordur and take in the vibrant music scene of Reykjavik.
  • Norway – Sail the Fjords and explore the quaint fishing villages.

For complete details, click here.


I'm so excited to announce my new Craftsy Class: New Directions in Tumbling Blocks!! 

(click on the title card below to see the trailer for the class.)

Click here for a sweet discount on the class!




14 Day  Batiks of Bali Cruise

              January 5-19, 2016!

This 14-day cruise of a lifetime begins and ends in Singapore. Visit the Indonesian ports of Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Probolinggo, Lombok, Komodo Island and overnight on board ship in magical Bali. Tour along the way in ports that will show you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Indonesian fabric industry.  You can see more details here!



Karen's Teaching Schedule!



Karen's Facebook Page

For the most up-to-date news, follow Karen on Facebook:  Karen Combs' Studio

or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Karen_Combs



 New Patterns

All of Karen's patterns can be seen by clicking here.





Quilt Barns - Attic Windows   52” x 56”

A fun optical illusions quilt, featuring Karen's Quilt Trail and Quilt Barns and Bridges fabric line.

Perfect for the confident beginner or intermediate quilter!












Quilt Barns and Bridges  68” x 66”

An elegant quilt,  featuring Karen's Quilt Barns and Bridges fabric line.

Perfect for the confident beginner or intermediate quilter!










Quilt Barns Runner Duo  

17" x 49"  & 22" x 48"

A 2-for-1 pattern!  Contains two beautiful runners from Karen's Quilt Barns and Bridges and Quilt Trails  fabric lines

Perfect for the confident beginner or intermediate quilter!











Shadow Illusions - Churn Dash

37" x 40"

A new twist on Karen's Patchwork Illusions!  Perfect for the intermediate quilter or anyone who has taken Karen's Patchwork Illusions class!     Includes pattern instructions and rotary template. 

This is another wonderful use for Karen's gradated Serendipity fabrics!  









Quilt Trails Runner   18" x 65" 

A classic runner, featuring Karen's Quilt Trail fabric line (Riverwoods Collection). Perfect for the confident beginner or intermediate quilter!










Quilt Barns  58" x 58" 

An elegant throw, featuring Karen's Quilt Trail fabric line (Riverwoods Collection).  Perfect for the confident beginner or intermediate quilter!











 Karen's new fabric designs

You can see all of Karen's new fabric designs here


Karen's Serendipity gradated fabric line is available on her web store, details about the fabric line are listed below.


Serendipity is a beautiful, new fabric collection by Karen Combs for Troy's Riverwoods collection. It features a gradated tone-on-tone, batik-like texture that gradates from light to medium to dark and back again.

Available in 28 colors, be sure to ask for it, at your local quilt shop.  

Now available on our webstore!





Video Tips!

Let Karen show you some illusion tricks and piecing tips from her new book, Celtic Pieced Illusions!

Let Karen show you some more illusion tricks, piecing tips and fabric magic with her book,  3-D Fun with Pandora's Box and her fabric, Shade Cascade™.

Let Karen show you some piecing tips and the illusion of transparency with her pattern Transparent Stars .

(Note: this clip requires a high speed connection and Windows Media Player.)













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