May 2021 Land Locked Quilting Cruise™

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Land Locked Quilting Cruise™

Wednesday, May 12 – Saturday, May 15, 2021

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake, Atlantis Ballroom, 3000 NASA Parkway, Houston TX 77058

For your convenience, there is a printable format for each sections: Overview (this page), FAQ, Terms & Conditions, and Registration.

The link to the PDF download will be at the conclusion of each section! Can’t wait to welcome you!

What is Included:

* 3 days of instruction with Karen E Overton, The Quilt Rambler

* 3 Quilt Projects, designed by The Quilt Rambler, chose one, two, or all!

* Fabrics kits available to purchase (additional fee) or use your fabrics

* Complementary patterns for all three quilt projects

* Event tote bag

* Welcome reception Wednesday evening

* Catered lunches Thursday, Friday with a boxed lunch on Saturday

* Individual 6-foot tables, bring your own sewing machine & general supplies

* Cutting and ironing stations provided, including power strips for your machine

* Extended hours access to the classroom for unlimited sewing

* Support staff to assist with your needs

* Onsite quilting supplies “pop up shop”

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Hotel Accomidations

Booked separately, rates based on double occupancy

* Guestroom Rate – 2 Double Beds Lake View $109 (plus tax)

* Guestroom Rate – 2 Double Beds with Balcony $129 (plus tax)

* Rate includes breakfast for 2 – $12 per person for additional guests

Hotel reservations can be guaranteed with the first night’s prepayment or a credit card guarantee.

The cutoff date for these special event pricing packages is April 20, 2021, any late registration will be accepted on space and current rate available basis.

Hotel reservations are made by individual attendees and paid separately. Call the Hotel Reservations at 1-80-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or click on the link below. You must identify as being with the group Land Locked Quilting Cruise at the time of reservation to receive the special group rate.

Attendees are responsible for all individual charges, room, tax, and incidentals incurred at the Hotel. Payment of charges is due and payable upon check-out.


Click Here for Online Hotel Registration

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake overlooks the beautiful tranquil waters of Nassau Bay Clear Lake with stunning views from each guestroom. Enjoy a relaxing dining experience in the hotel restaurant or linger around the pool overlooking the lake– the perfect location for a Land Locked Quilting Cruise™! Enjoy the scenery without the rocking of a ship.

 For those attendees flying, Houston Hobby is approximately 20 miles, with Bush International approximately 40 miles from the hotel.  The hotel does not offer transportation, inquire concerning the hotel’s recommended shuttle/taxi services. Complimentary on-site self-parking is offered at the hotel for all guests and event attendees.

Looking for excursions before or after our Land Locked Quilting Cruise™ event? Come early on Wednesday or stay through Sunday to enhance your experience. Our accommodations are minutes away from Space Center Houston and the Kemah Boardwalk for added adventures, not to mention all the wonderful quilt shops within a 15 to 20-mile radius! A list of area shops will be made available to assist you in your travel plans.
Evening meals? Explore the hotel or area restaurants. A recommendation list will be available at check-in.


The Quilts and the Instructor

Karen’s teaching style is hands-on, with an emphasis on clear individual instruction whether the class attendance is one or one hundred.

Who better to teach these quilt projects than the author and designer of the quilts, Karen herself! Guaranteed times of laughter and rambles added to detailed instruction in a relaxing atmosphere sewing with friends while making new friends.

Karen’s patterns feature Vincent’s Garden, an Island Batik Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Karen Overton of The Quilt Rambler!  All three quilt patterns are included in the event pricing and will be presented at check-in.

Note: Quilt instruction is presented each day to the entire classroom, attendees choose to work on the daily quilt or open sew. Sew one, two, or all three – students choice!


Lights Shine Bright

This 65” x 65” festive quilt is made with a 10” square precut package featuring the entire Vincent’s Garden collection with added yardage for background and borders. A companion pattern for Studio 180 Design’s Corner Beam® and Rapid-Fire Lemoyne Star® tools.

Split My Gaggle

This 52” x 68” quilt is the perfect opportunity to master Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper I® to make flying geese units with the bonus of working with the Split Rects® tool.

Never Alone

This 58” x 70” quilt comes together easily using Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer I® or Tucker Trimmer III ® or choose to make a 20” x 44” table runner using the same techniques.

The Agenda

Wednesday May 12, 2021

3 PM – 5 PM Check-in and sewing station setup

 4 PM Hotel Check-in

 6 PM Welcome party with light food/beverage reception

Thursday May 13, 2021

9 AM – Noon Workshop Instruction – Lights Shine Bright

12 PM – 1 PM Catered Luncheon

1 PM – 5 PM Workshop Instruction – Lights Shine Bright

5 PM – Dinner on your own

 6 PM – Midnight Extended Hours for open sew

Friday, May 14, 2021

9 AM – Noon Workshop Instruction – Split My Gaggle

12 PM – 1 PM Catered Luncheon

1 PM – 5 PM Workshop Instruction – Split My Gaggle

5 PM – Dinner on your own

6 PM – Midnight Extended Hours for open sew

Saturday, May 15, 2021

9 AM – Noon Workshop Instruction –Never Alone   

12 PM – Hotel check out for those not staying through Sunday

12 PM – 1 PM Catered Boxed Lunch

1 PM – 4 PM Workshop Instruction – Never Alone   

1 PM – 4 PM Registration open for the fall LLQC™ event

4 PM – On-site Pop-Up Store Closes

4 PM – 5 PM Sewing station tear down

5 PM – Classroom must be cleared

Sunday, May 16, 2021

12 PM – Hotel check out for those staying Saturday night

Required Tools

Karen is a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor who designs her quilts as companion patterns for Deb Tucker’s tools and techniques. Whether you are a seasoned pro at using these tools or are just experimenting, Karen’s hands-on classroom instruction will have you joining the chorus in singing the praises of “perfect points”.

The following tools are required:

LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT: Corner Beam®, Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star®

SPLIT MY GAGGLE: Wing Clipper I®, Quilter’s Magic Wand®, Split Rects®

NEVER ALONE: Tucker Trimmer I®or Tucker Trimmer III®

Recommended tool for Lights Shine Bright and Never Alone: Olfa® 6” x 12” ruler for use in making 45-degree angle markings or trims.

These tools are available for immediate shipping from The Quilt Rambler’s online shop. A limited number will be available for purchase at the event.

A complete supply checklist will be emailed 60 days prior to the event.

New to Studio 180 Design tools? Limited Number of tools available for rental!

Fabric Kits – Optional Purchase

Optional pre-cut fabric kits are available for purchase. Emphasis on precut! This means that everything is ready for you to sit down and sew! What a time saver!

Please order kits at time of registration . Kits include all fabrics to make the quilt top and binding. Kits will be available to pick up at check-in.


Lights Shine Bright $130.00 plus Texas Sales Tax

Split My Gaggle $95.00 plus Texas Sales Tax

Never Alone $85.00 plus Texas Sales Tax

Never Alone Table Runner $35.00 plus Texas

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Order Kits Here!


Similar to attending a class at your local quilt shop or a workshop at your guild, you will need to bring your own sewing machine in good working condition. The Quilt Rambler has a limited number of sewing machines available for rental to accommodate our guests who are flying. Please email Karen for more information and to reserve a sewing machine.

Reserve Sewing Machine, Click Here!

Payment Schedule for Land Locked Quilting Cruise™

 $250  now $200 deposit due upon registration to secure LLQC classroom space.  *If registration is after March 30, 2021 payment in full is expected, you will be invoiced for the balance.

Balance due will be invoiced through QuickBooks Online portal (payable by check or online with a credit card) with the following schedule:

March 30, 2021 final payment & prepayment for optional fabric kit(s) ordered.
PDF of General Overview