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2016 Quilting Cruise Sponsored By Cactus Quilts


double-occupancyI’m so excited to announce that I have been asked to be the returning teacher on the coming 2016 3rd Annual Quilting Cruise sponsored by Cactus Quilts.
The cruise leaves out of Galveston April 10th and returns on the 17th, 2016. This year we will be enjoying the Carnival Magic as she takes us to fabulous ports of call in Key West, Fl and Freeport & Nassau, Bahamas. Once again there will be 3 Days at Sea filled with wondrous quilting classes taught by three different teachers.I will be teaching a workshop with my original pattern Double Occupancy based on Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star Ruler and technique – just as the name implies bring your quilting “room-mate” and make a quilt together that will always remind you of our fun time at sea together.
I hope you’ll join me on this wonderful Cactus Quilts quilting cruise. To register for the cruise and buy supplies,click here.

Photos from 2015 Quilting Cruise





Karen-OvertonKaren E. Overton ¬†Karen’s skill and expertise with a longarm have been recognized by many professionals within the¬†quilting¬†industry, resulting in her work being included in the following publications:¬†Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas¬†Quilts, 1986 – 2011¬†by Karoline Patterson Bresenhan & Nancy O’Bryant Puentes;¬†Magnificent Spiral Mandala¬†Quilts, by RaNae Merrill; and most recently in Deb Tucker’s new book¬†Hunter’s Star Hidden Treasures.¬† Karen began teaching in the mid 90’s. She enjoys sharing her vast knowledge in a fun and relaxing manner. She loves teaching both the true beginner as well as challenging the seasoned¬†quilter. She teaches in area¬†quilt¬†shops, churches and her home studio through her business¬†Quilts¬†‘N Kaboodle located between Houston and Galveston. Karen published her first pattern Illuminated Journey for the 2015 Cactus¬†Quilts¬†Quilting¬†Cruise¬†and has designed her second pattern Double Occupancy for the 2016 Cactus¬†Quilts¬†Quilting¬†Cruise.

2014 Quilt Cruise03 –¬†Double Occupancy

Instructor: Karen Overton

In this class be prepared to learn a new technique while have fun doing it!¬† Double Occupancy Pattern was designed to use the Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star ‚ĄĘ ruler.¬† With the use of the specialty ruler and Karen’s techniques, all levels of¬†quilters¬†will grasp this complicated looking block.¬† As the pattern name implies two¬†quilting¬†roommates can pool together the fabric sets to each make a unique lap size¬†quilt. The pattern also includes a “baker’s dozen” of layout possibilities for inspiration using the traditional Hunter’s Star block.
Kit includes pattern, technique sheet, and fabric. Specialty ruler required and purchased separately.


Please register for the cruise at Cactus Quilts and to purchase your supplies.



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