How can all this get any better? Here's how!
Plus ... You'll be sewing on a Bernina 3 Series sewing machine!
That's right! Each quilter will be provided a state-of-the-art 330 Bernina machine equipped with the extended table and a quarter inch foot. There's no need to bring your sewing machine all the way from home. Visit the Bernina website to see the amazing features of this great machine!
Consider bringing a friend, your spouse or your family – non-quilters are always welcome to join us and will have many activities to pursue while you are in class.
We look forward to our next adventure together with you!
Author, teacher, and fabric designer, Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 25 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 110 national and international quilt magazines. She has also created over 80 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers. She has authored 13 books since 2002, all have been published by Martingale. Her bestselling books include Appliqué Quilt Revival (2008), Quilt Revival (2006), Treasures for the 30s (2010), Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts (2011), Kaleidoscope Paper-Piecing (2012), and Simple Circles and Gentle Curves (2013). She has designed 15 fabric collections, including five 30s reproduction collections for P&B Textiles. She is working on her next book and fabric collection.
Krista Moser is the creative force and inspiration behind The Quilted Life. She is the designer of the Creative Grids 60-Degree Diamond ruler and a whole slew of very popular patterns that accompany it! She has been designing since birth (practically); a quilting and fiber arts enthusiast, she started sewing at 8 years old sneaking off to the sewing machine during her Mom's nap time. Since she was young, inexperienced and unable to read patterns, everything was made from her imagination propelling the creativity and innovative design she is known for today. She began her professional piecing and machine quilting career at the spunky age of fourteen, adding the texture and dimension machine quilting brings to every project. She has been traveling and teaching quilting lessons for more than twenty years and her classes are known for their fun laid-back style. She really loves it and the "ah ha" moments her students have light up the room.
Laurie Shifrin, a long-time Seattle resident, is a renowned fiber artist, author, quilting teacher and lecturer in the Pacific Northwest as well as across the United States and Canada. In addition to her success as an author, Laurie's pattern company, Laurie Shifrin Designs, has released more than 30 gorgeous patterns combining batiks with other styles of quilting fabrics, featuring her wonderful quilt designs.
Laurie loves to travel to new places to share her enthusiasm and affinity for batiks, as well as her no-nonsense quilting tips. This will be her 3rd engagement as featured teacher on quilting cruises. Laurie's television appearances include Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson, and a feature on Art Zone, In Studio on The Seattle Channel.
Inspired by the cool, clear water of the Caribbean Sea, construct your own bit of paradise overlooking the sea. The Quarter Log Cabin blocks are arranged in tidy rows, just like spiffy townhouses. The color placement is the same for all the blocks. So, with all the pieces precut, chain piecing will make quick work of the blocks. You'll have a precious jewel to take home after a fun cruise!
Finished size: 72" x 72"
NOTE: Fabrics in our Sail 'n Sew kits will be similar but not exactly as shown. If you do not purchase the Sail N Sew you will need to purchase the pattern here: Townhouses
Woven Jewelbox is a fresh modern approach to asymmetrical design. This quilt with its simple piecing makes a dramatic impact with color placement and 60-degree angles. No tedious piecing here! This quilt is a real crowd pleaser. Plan to finish this project during the cruise for sure. You won’t believe how fast it will go together. You will need the Creative Grids 60 degree ruler for this project (sold separately and required).
Finished Size: 59" x 72"
NOTE: Fabrics in our Sail 'n Sew kits will be similar but not exactly as shown. If you do not purchase the Sail N Sew you will need to purchase the pattern here: Woven Jewelbox
Required Tools: This project requires the 60 Degree Diamond Ruler. It is required for the class and is not included in the Sail 'n Sew.
Laurie is so excited to share one of her most popular designs - Antelope Canyon. High up on her Bucket List is a visit to explore the twin slot canyons of Antelope Canyon in northern Arizona. Most of us have seen amazing photos of the swirling oranges of the narrow canyons – just do google images for Antelope Canyon and you’ll see the familiar waves and undulations – and we may not have know where they were taken. Her nephew Dan, a talented young photographer, was lucky enough to visit the canyons, and boy was she jealous! Instead of planning a trip to see for herself, she designed a quilt that brought to mind the feelings she'd imagine experiencing with a first-hand visit. If you bring your own fabric,you can choose pre-cut strips or cut yardage with a contrasting background. These unique Log Cabin-style blocks are perfect for any quilter with a little experience. We will explore rotating the blocks to create other stunning layouts and more inspiring ideas will be shared during the cruise!
Finished Size: 74" x 74"
NOTE: Fabrics in our Sail 'n Sew kits will be similar but not exactly as shown. If you do not purchase the Sail N Sew you will need to purchase the pattern here: Antelope Canyon
Optional Sail 'n Sew Fabric Pack
Our incredible Sail 'n Sew fabric pack includes all of the fabrics and patterns for your projects and they are pre-cut so all you need to do is sit down and sew! The price of the Sail ‘n Sew fabric pack is $500.00 and it includes all three of the projects for this cruise. If you would like to buy individual kits, please call for pricing. 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. Order early as supplies are limited. Every attempt will be made to match the fabrics as closely to the photo as possible if fabric is no longer available.
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. You will need to bring your fabric pre-cut and ready for class. You must also bring your pattern or book. You can purchase the patterns here: Townhouses, Woven Jewelbox, Antelope Canyon.
A complete supply list will be sent to you 90 days prior to departure.
Because it’s so close to the Caribbean and The Bahamas, Miami is known as the cruise capital of the world. But it’s more than just convenient — rev up for your cruise from Miami with the city’s nonstop action, from party-ready South Beach to the Mediterranean style of Coral Gables, plus spicy Little Havana, which hums to an island beat.
Quilting Classes in the Conference Center!
Quilting Classes in the Conference Center!
Philipsburg, St Maarten
What makes St. Maarten so unique is its blend of cultures. The island is home to 120 different nationalities speaking over 80 languages, and is governed by two countries: the Netherlands and France. In fact, it’s the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations. While it may be less than 40 square miles, there’s plenty to do on this little island: you can travel back in time while exploring centuries-old ruins and get your adrenaline fix ziplining through lush tropical forests. If you’re after a little rest and relaxation during your cruise to St. Maarten, you’ll find plenty of secluded beaches where you can work on your suntan before treating your taste buds to some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Behind stone walls, Old San Juan charms with 500 years of history, colorful colonial buildings and streets lined with shops, galleries, and cafes. Experience Puerto Rico's enchanting natural side in the nearby rainforest. When you're in San Juan, don't miss the opportunity to witness the pinnacle of natural beauty by exploring Puerto Rico's El Yunque Rain Forest. It features more than 240 species of trees, hundreds of miniature orchids, and what was once believed to be the Fountain of Youth.
Only Royal Caribbean can take you to the private beach destination of Labadee. Our private paradise sits on the north coast of Haiti, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, incredible thrills and spectacular water activities. Regardless of where you go, you'll find yourself embraced by the beautiful landscape. Labadee's native charm, along with its natural beauty, make this a destination not to be missed. It's impossible to choose just one thing that's special about Labadee. The inviting beach, coral reefs and exciting amenities provide a perfect place to relax and have fun.
Quilting Classes in the Conference Center!
Return to Miami, Florida.
Oasis of the Seas is a captivating adventure unlike any other. Explore seven distinct neighborhoods filled with awesome new features – like the first Starbucks at sea, dance and jive with Broadway hit musical Mamma Mia! and enjoy favorite moments with Shrek, Po the panda, and more friends in the Dream Works Experience. Spice up your sailing with Mexican-fare favorites at Sabor, or with prime cuts straight from the skewer at Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. And there's still plenty more Oasis-class WOWs to be had, from the classic carousel on the Boardwalk, to aerial acrobats in the Aqua Theater, Flow Rider surf simulators, plus zip line views over Central Park—a meandering garden lined with shops and fine restaurants.
|Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom||$1,699.00*|
*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, taxes & fees of $412.91 are not included.
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
There is a $350 per person deposit due at registration which will secure your price and availability.
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This fee includes your cruise fare PLUS all fees to the teachers, a Bernina sewing machine for the entire cruise, all associated class activities, and classroom support. Fabric kits are not included. You may purchase our precut Sail n Sew kit (supplies are limited) or you are welcome to bring your own precut fabric.
Group travel allows us to provide special touches that are not available on an individual reservation. And unfortunately, discounts from Royal Caribbean are not allowed through our group program. In order to take full benefit from everything Stitchin Heaven offers on our cruises, you must register through Stitchin Heaven Travel. If you have questions or need assistance in changing your individual reservation to a group reservation through Stitchin' Heaven Travel, please let us know.
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 Miami, Florida.
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 $14.50 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.
Travel insurance is not included, but is available for your protection from Royal Caribbean in the form of their Travel Protection Program. It is $109 per person and both cabinmates must purchase it separately. In the event insurance is used please be aware that it covers the cost of the cruise only. Sewing package fees are not refunded.
**Insurance fee will be added to your reservation total