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Updated
Jan. 16, 2017

 

 

Classes at
Road to California!

Registration for classes has opened for Road to California!

I'm teaching two classes. Full day on Tuesday, January 17th, Beaded Needle Case choose from four great designs where you will learn how to do peyote stitch and bead the easy way, over the top of your chart which is how all my designs!

Wednesday, January 18th, Evening, a fun class in Bead Embroidery and Fabric Applique - SOLD OUT. Create a great mini-purse, cell phone case or tissue holder. Fabulous fabrics and beads make for a one of a kind design!

Classes fill fast, don't wait to check them out! Just click on the class name. See you there!

Click here for my full travel schedule, come see me at the shows!

Classes in the booth! Come early to sign up for your space! January 26 - 28
Rusty Barn - Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals
Arizona State Fairgrounds ::: Phoenix, AZ

New Feather Designs!
Feather Fantasy is the newest design for the next Beads of a Feather, Vol. 2. Click here to see the new designs. Feathers are fun and flighty. They can be elegant or expressed in goofy ways, I've had a lot of fun exploring the different designs. More are still floating through my head. Click here to see all the designs.

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Beading & Quilting Classes!
Piecemakers Country Store
Feb. 9th - 13th

Mark your calendar or
Call to reserve your space! (714) 641-3112
1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, CA

Trunk Show & Open Classes Feb. 9th - 12th
SPECIAL Two Day Applique Quilt Class Feb. 12th - 13th


 

SAVE THE DATE!!! July 21 - 28, 2018

Only 24 spaces available
Click Here for more information
or to reserve your space!

I know a lot of you have been waiting for this! It's time! We will be sailing to and from Seattle. There are so many fabulous places to see and explore if you've never been to this part of the country. Just voted #1 for places to visit by the Lonely Planet Guide! Plan on coming in two days early to take advantage of the pre-cruise excursion!

Pre-cruise Excursion Ideas:
Which one will be by group vote.

Option One: A trip to Shipwreck beads then downtown to the Chihuli Glass Garden then dinner at an iconic Seattle restaurant.

Option Two: Explore Chihuli Glass Garden, Pike Place Market and the Waterfront.

We will have THREE FULL DAYS of beading while at sea, PLUS plenty of open session beading when you're done with the shore excursions. We seemed to always have someone in the Hudson Room beading unless it was reserved for another group. Remember, these are very relaxed open session type classes. Start whichever project peaks your interest, switch between them. Come and go as you want. Take advantage of all the other great shipboard activities. You are not "trapped" in class! This is supposedto be fun! Bead as much as you can take and then take a break!

 

Yazzii Bags!!!
The geatest organizers ever!

For anything from beading, needlework, knitting, crochet, piece work, quilting, jewelry and crafting! Extremely well made and durable.

Once you have one, you'll collect more! Keep your finished pieces organized and not tangled in a box or drawer. A great gift idea.

Click here to see the different designs.

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10-Day Colors of Canada
& New England Bead Cruise

New York to Quebec September 10-20, 2017
Travelling on Holland America
ms Zuiderdam

We'll have a nice group started, join us for this great East Coast Bead Cruise. This is a wonderful way to see the beautiful fall colors floating by and wandering through the historic cities of New York, Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Prince Edwards Island, Saguenay and Quebec City. Come back on board and enjoy the companionship and beading in the evening and the sea days. Click here for more information and pricing.



NEW Date!!! August 13 - 19, 2017

4 spaces left! ... (max 12)!

This is a fun filled week incorporating your love of beading with getting a chance to tour a little of the Northwest! We will break up the classes into two, two day sessions plus one open day to complete or get help with a project. And we'll wrap it up with a fabulous group dinner.
Click here for more details and photos of this years retreat!

Retreat Price Includes:
Breakfast and lunch for the four class
days and open studio days. Snacks
and beverages for your tour days,
and final group dinner.

Zahara by Ella Des... project choice.

Beader's Package ... $650 - Includes 4 points worth of kits. Click here for an idea of what types of projects will be available. Final choices made two months before retreat.
Open Studio ... $275 - Kits not included, choose projects for just the kit cost.
Self Guided Tour Days ... Pack some snacks and beverages from the studio the day before to take with you.

Accommodations and transportation are not included. Plan your travel to include ground transportation while you're here.

I've found a nice AirBNB house that can sleep six and you'll all have your own beds! It will run about $55/night pp. You have a full kitchen, and house to relax in before and after beading for the day at the studio and not be stuck in a hotel room!

The state park still has regular camping spaces available, but I couldn't even come close to getting a cabin. They were booked before I could even get to the date I needed.

Contact me with any questions on lodging options ... 360.271.1410.

Reserve Your Space* ... $100 will hold your space. Balance due June 1, 2017
*Cancellations subject to 4% of amount paid to cover CC fees.

Beader's Package Deposit Only ..... $100 .....
Beader's Package
..... $650 .....

  Open Studio Deposit Only ..... $100 .....
Open Studio
..... $275 .....

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NEW!!!
March 24 - April 8, 2018

Holland America - MS Westerdam

For those of you who were waiting! We have a date! We are travelling EAST TO WEST this time! This time we GAIN time as we travel through the canal versus losing it! Only one sailing is going East to West. Different stops from the last bead cruise, three new ports so if you came along last time, you will have new locations to explore this time! Get away from the cold and rain, travel to where it's warm! Click here to see more details.

Now is the time to reserve your cabin. Verandahs and balconies book quickly even this far out. Your deposit is 100% refundable until the final payment date (Dec. 2017), but you will be assured the cabin you want if you reserve it now! Click here to view the Holland America itinerary.

Click here to see current class choices. NOTE: there will be many new classes added before final choices need to be made for this cruise. What's shown is for the current year's cruise.

You don't have to be a beader to come along, any person who is into hand crafts, knitting, embroidery, hand quilting etc. is more than welcome to come along as an Artisan Companion, or if you have a bunch of UFO bead projects, bring them along instead of purchasing the Beaders Package. You'll still receive the group discount off the cruise price, a fun goodie bag and included in all the group activities. For the non crafter companions, there is no additional fees other than your cruise price.

Interested in Beading & Art Retreats?

I'll be planning more mini art and beading retreats summer 2016 in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Washington State. To find out more click here or sign up for my beading retreat newsletter.

The mini Art Retreats will be open sessions. Enjoy working inside or outside overlooking Padilla Bay. You can learn anything I have kitted in my studio or pulled from my HUGE bead stash, OR you can bring a beading project you've needed help with! There will be beading, applique quilt designs, and who knows what else available by then for you to explore and create!

Having Fun with Applique
Art Quilt Designs!

I have new ones on the drawing board and samples on the way. Click here to see the quilt designs. If you have a pattern idea e-mail it to me. If you want your fluffy buddy imortalized in fabric, I do custom designs, .75 cents per sq. inch., portrait with placement and color code chart. If it's one I'd like to use as a design for retail and it's okay with you, you will recieve the pattern for FREE! Just e-mail me several pictures of your furry friend close up and in action, and his/her name and a little about them. It helps me capture more of their personality.

Join me on Facebook!
I've been posting new pictures of designs and I'll be blogging a little on my travels as I get on the road. Just search my name "Amy Loh Kupser" in Facebook and send me a Friend Request!

Private Teaching...
As I travel cross country, if I'm passing through or fairly close to your town I offer private classes. Minimum students 4 and I need a place to park my RV, and 110v power for free, in front of your house works just fine! I don't charge for my travel or stay, since I was coming through anyway. Contact me in advance to find out if I'll be anywhere by you, or look at my schedule and you can sort of figure out where I'll be and around what dates. Click here to see what classes are available and the prices.

Classes at Shows
Keep checking or sign-up for my e-mail newsletter to be the first to know where I'll be and to get free tickets (not all shows give us tickets though but I'll post when I have them and for which ones)! Plus new classes to be added at the trunk shows and crafting shows.

 

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January 19 - 22
Road to California Quilt Show
NEW Booth Location! NOT the Tent. I'm in the HALLWAY Between the Two Expo Halls!
Teaching TWO Classes ... Click on Show link above to register.
Jan. 17th - Peyote Needle Case ::: Jan. 18th - Bead Embroidery and Fabric Applique
Ontario Convention Center ::: Ontario, CA

January 26 - 28
Rusty Barn - Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals
Arizona State Fairgrounds
Phoenix, AZ
January 30 - February 4
Best Bead Show
Kino Veterans Community Center
2805 East Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ
February 7
Trunk Show & Classes
Sun City Bead Group
Sun City, AZ
February 9 - 13
Trunk Show & Open Classes Feb. 9th - 12th
SPECIAL Two Day Applique Quilt Class Feb. 12th - 13th

Piecemakers Country Store
1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, CA

February 17 - 18
9 am - 3 pm
Trunk Show & Classes Open to All

Sunkissed Stitchers ANG
Rock of the Foothills Lutheran Church
4630 Wheeler Ave, La Verne, CA

February 23 - 25
Rusty Barn - Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals
Pomona Fairplex - Building 6
Pomona, CA
March 2 - 5
Sew & Stitchery Expo
Washington State Fair
110 9th Ave, Puyallup, WA
April 29 - 30
Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar
Denver Merchandise Mart
Denver, CO
May 6 - 7
Kansas City Bead Blast
KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr
Kansas City, MO
May 9 - 13
Trunk Show & Classes Open to All
Julies Expressions
Hastings, NE
May 16 - 20
Trunk Show & Classes Open to All
Wild Beads
Arlington, TX
May 23 - 27
Trunk Show & Classes Open to All
Beadles
Broken Arrow, OK
May 30 - June 4
Trunk Show & Classes Open to All
Prairie Flower Beads
Portage, WI
June 7 - 11
Bead & Button Show
Milwaukee Center
Milwaukee, WI

August
13 - 19

Beading by the Bay

Enjoy multiple projects to choose from.

Or, bring your UFOs to work on in this relaxing and picturesque getaway at my studio in Mount Vernon, WA.
Click here to find out more or to sign-up!

September
20 - 20, 2017

10-Day Colors of Canada & New England Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America ms Zuiderdam

Travel from New York to Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifax, Sydney, Prince Edwards Island, Saguenay and Quebec City.
Click here to find out more or to sign-up!

September 28 - 30
Northwest Quilt Expo
Portland Expo Center
Portland, OR
October 3 - 4
Classes in Sacramento CA

Hosted by Marion M.
Call 360.271.1410 or e-mail or more info.
October 10 - 14
Trunk Show & Classes Open to All
Sparkles Beads
207 5th Street, Castle Rock, CO 
303-663-BEAD (2323)
October 17 - 21
Just Because Bead Boutique
1704 West Avenue M, Temple, TX 76504
254-231-3442
November 1 - 5
International Quilt Show
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
November 9 - 11
Rusty Barn - Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals
Tucson Expo Center
3750 E. Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ
November 16 - 18
Rusty Barn - Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals
Washington State Fairgrounds
Puyallup, WA
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March 24 - April 8, 2018
15-Day
Panama Canal
Bead Cruise

Holland America
MS Westerdam

Click on the link above for more information or e-mail
or call me at 360.271.1410 if you have more questions.
There is a max of 24 beaders. I already have 8 signed up! So don't miss out, even if you're only mostly sure you can do it, book now for the best pricing, your deposit is 100% refundable up to the final payment date of Dec. 31, 2017!

July 21 - 28
2018 Alaska Bead Cruise
Travelling with Holland America
ms Eurodam

This will be a cruise that is round trip to and from Seatle, WA. Deposit of $350 will hold your cabin at the lowest price available now. This is 100% refundable up until April of 2018
Click here for more info or to Sign-Up!
There is a max of 24 beaders.

Check back for updates and new Trunk Show & Classes that will be added throughout the year!

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