Chris began quilting in 1989 when she made her first sampler quilt. Sewing a block a week quickly turned into sewing a block a day and sampler quilts and scrappy quilts became her all-consuming passion. “Quilting soothes my soul and has kept me sane many times over the years!” Her eclectic style is inspired by everything from color and texture to architecture and nature and she loves to share her passion speaking and teaching classes for quilt shops and guilds since 1999. Her designs have been seen in Quiltmania, Best Fat Quarter Quilts, Best Weekend Quilts and Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. She was a finalist in McCall’s 2012 Design Star competition.
“My designs may look complicated but they are easily broken down into simple elements. I encourage quilters to see beyond the color and fabric in a quilt and to imagine the possibilities of the design – how to make it suit their individual style.” Chris designs under the name Whirligig Designs and you can see more at www.whirligigdesigns.com.
Donna has been sewing since the age of four and passionately quilting since 1975. She began teaching in 1981, and while an Army wife, lived in Germany for four years and thoroughly enjoyed teaching at a German quilt shop and various guilds throughout the country. Long out of the Army, the Thomases have settled in Kansas for good. Donna still teaches nationally. The author of 14 titles with Martingale, one self published book, and one with Kansas City Star, she has also contributed articles on various quilt-related subjects to numerous publications over the years. You can see Donna on a couple of QnnTv episodes in recent years and she is the designer of the Omnigrip On-Point Ruler.
Lynn Roddy Brown is a sixth generation Texan who has always loved to sew. She took her first sewing lessons at the age of eight at the local Singer sewing-machine shop. When she was 10, she won the Singer regional dressmaking contest and received a sewing machine as her prize.
There was one beautiful quilt in her home as Lynn was growing up, made by Lynn's great-grandmother as a wedding gift for her parents. This quilt, which now belongs to Lynn, kindled a lifelong interest in quilting. In the early 1970's she began tearing pictures of quilts from magazines and did some patchwork with templates, but it was not until 1989 when she lived in Rochester, New York, that she began to quilt seriously.
For the past fifteen years, Lynn has been a member of a bee that trades blocks for scrap quilts. She loves scrap quilts because they give her the opportunity to use many different fabrics. She has had three of her quilts hung in the IQA juried show in Houston, two of which were scrap quilts.
Lynn currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, an economics professor at Rice University. She and her husband have also lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. They have three mostly grown children (Kim, Wes, and Nancy) and two cherished grandchildren (Lillian and Eli). Lynn has been a seventh-grade science teacher and computer programmer. She received a kidney transplant in January of 2002, for which she is truly grateful.
This gorgeous design by Chris uses just one block in many variations to give this luxurious feel. Set on-point these blocks really come together to give a calming, tonal feel that will have you ready to snuggle.
Make a luscious fall lap quilt full of colorful leaves while we see the real thing on our cruise. This stash-busting quilt is fun and easy to make, all while learning all kinds of new skills, tricks and tips you never knew you needed to know! Each of the 24 leaves is one of a kind in color. Go home with a wonderful keepsake reminiscent of this glorious cruise!
A delightfully scrappy quilt made using a wide assortment of 3" half-square triangle units. The 54" x 78" size is great for naps.
I want this class to be a fun, no pressure day of sewing. I will cover scrap quilt theory, designing on a wall and my method for the precise piecing of half-square triangle units. Tips will be given for alternate settings, pieced borders, machine quilting and bindings.
Our incredible Sail 'n Sew fabric packs include all of the fabrics for your projects and they are pre-cut so all you need to do is sit down and sew!
If you would like a Sail 'n Sew Pack, just let us know when you make your Reservation and we'll have a kit waiting for you on the ship.
If you do not wish to purchase a Sail 'n Sew Fabric Pack, remember to pack your own fabrics. We will not have fabrics available for purchase aboard the ship. A complete supply list will be sent to you 90 days prior to departure. Click here for the fabric requirements and cutting instructions.
Say hello to one of the world's biggest and most imaginative maritime marvels - Liberty of the Seas®. This second addition to Royal Caribbean's Freedom class of ships comes fully loaded with an unlimited supply of onboard adventure.
The newly renovated Liberty of the Seas® is packed with all the phenomenal onboard experiences you'd expect from our innovative Freedom class of ships, plus new offerings to stir your imagination. Share a high five with Shrek as part of The DreamWorks® Experience. Put on your boogie shoes for hit Broadway musical Saturday Night Fever. Catch a first-run movie in the 3D theater or poolside under the stars on the outdoor movie screen. And finish the evening with a selection of reds or whites at the renovated, now-more-intimate Vintages wine bar.
Plus, enjoy all the revolutionary features Liberty of the Seas has always been known for – like the FlowRider® surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, mini golf course, and much more.
Rest & Relaxation
Action & Adventure
*Late night service charge applies to room service orders between midnight and 5:00 a.m. Additional charges apply for specialty dining venues. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are charged separately and are offered at current bar menu prices.
Kids And Families
Entertainment & Shopping
Cruise prices includes the Royal Caribbean Cruise, stateroom, fine dining,
exciting on-board entertainment, all quilting classes, group activities and parties.
Staterooms are as follows:
|Unobstructed Ocean View Stateroom||$1,490*|
|Unobstructed Oceanview w/ Balcony Stateroom||$1,690*|
|*Please note that non-sewing guests|
will receive a $250 discount.
*Port charges, taxes & fees of $406.88 are not included. *Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Please call for other occupancy pricing. *There is a $350 per person deposit due at registration. which will secure your price and availability.
With so much to do onboard, chances are really good that you will just use your cabin for changing and sleeping, but it's nice to know that if you want to spend more time there, you will indeed be comfortable. All standard staterooms are attractively decorated in soft tones with fine light woods and two pieces of artwork on the walls. Each stateroom has two beds that convert to queen-size, a private bath, phone, interactive flat-screen TV, mini-bar, hair dryers and air conditioning/heat controls. Bathrooms are on the small side, but functional, and showers have those wonderful, half-round sliding doors as opposed to clingy curtains. Soap and shampoo are also provided.
You will be responsible for getting to and from the ship in Cape Liberty, NJ.
During the day, dress is casual. Evenings are either casual, smart casual or formal. On casual nights, suggested attire is sports shirts and slacks for men and sundresses or pants for women. On smart casual evenings, men should don jackets and tie, with women wearing dresses or pantsuits. On the one or two formal nights per cruise, men can choose from tuxedos or suits and ties, while woman usually wear cocktail dresses.
Gratuities are a part of your cruise expense and total $12 per day. This fee covers everyone who serves you while you are onboard including all onboard staff, dining staff, and your cabin steward. Because of our group status, Stitchin' Heaven Travel pays these gratuities for our entire group prior to sailing. Therefore, you will be charged for them at the time of final payment. A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs.