7-Night Alaska Cruise

Alaska Legacy Quilting Cruise 2024

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Ovation of the Seas"

Seattle, Washington

Sitka, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

Victoria, British Columbia

Itinerary

Day 1  Seattle, Washington

Day 2  Quilting Classes

Day 3  Sitka, Alaska

Day 4  Skagway, Alaska

Day 5  Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

            Juneau, Alaska

Day 6  Quilting Classes

Day 7  Cruising - Fun Day At Sea

            Victoria, British Columbia

Day 8  Seattle, Washington

 

August 9 - 16, 2024

Join Stitchin' Heaven for an unforgettable 7-night Alaska Cruise, where the perfect blend of quilting and cruising awaits! Learn from quilting experts Annette Plog and Barbara Black as you immerse yourself in the beauty of Alaska. Elevate your craft against the stunning backdrop of the wilderness. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to refine your quilting skills while experiencing the excellence of cruising in Alaska!

Overview

Greetings, Quilting Enthusiasts!

Are you ready for an unforgettable quilting adventure amidst the breathtaking scenery of Alaska? Join us on the Alaska Quilting Adventure, a unique and exciting cruise that will take you through some of the most stunning locations in the world. We'll be visiting Seattle, WA, Juneau, AK, Skagway, AK, Sitka, AK, Victoria, British Columbia, and exploring the magnificent Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier.

During this luxurious cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas, we'll be immersing ourselves in the beauty of Alaska's glaciers, wildlife, and charming towns. Our experienced quilting instructors, Annette Plog and Barbara Black, will be with us to offer exclusive workshops and classes to enhance our quilting skills and creativity.

But that's not all! You'll have the chance to meet like-minded quilting enthusiasts from all over the world, enjoy world-class amenities, delicious food, and entertainment on board the Ovation of the Seas.

So what are you waiting for? Join us on the Alaska Quilting Adventure, an opportunity to indulge in your passion for quilting while experiencing the beauty and wonder of Alaska's landscape. Reserve your spot now and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime quilting journey!

Cheers,

- Deb Luttrell, Owner - Stitchin' Heaven

If you have never been on a quilting cruise you have missed a real treat! Since 2010 Stitchin' Heaven Travel has offered quilt-related cruises and motor coach tours to literally hundreds of satisfied guests. See reviews from our happy travelers here.

Quilting Instructors & Projects

Annette Plog

Annette, a renowned quilter, has been mastering her craft since she pieced her first Lone Star Quilt in 1987. Her love for antique quilts has led her to specialize in reproducing these beautiful pieces of history. Her passion for fabric has grown immensely over the years through her study of fabric history, collection of antique quilts, and informal education that includes classes, reading, and learning from antique dealers.

As an accomplished quilter, Annette has authored two books, True Blue Quilts and Time Honored Traditions. Her expertise also includes teaching, lecturing, writing patterns, and showcasing her quilts at various shows.

Adding another feather to her cap, Annette has designed her first fabric line with Windham, called Petite Perennials. The fabric line is an extension of her love for fabric and quilting, and she hopes to inspire others with her beautiful designs.

Reproduction fabrics hold a special place in Annette's heart, and her designs often showcase these fabrics. With her exceptional attention to detail and keen eye for color, Annette's quilts are an ode to the timeless beauty of antique quilts while incorporating her unique design aesthetic.

Through her work, Annette has become a source of inspiration for aspiring quilters, antique quilt collectors, and fabric enthusiasts alike. Her quilts and designs have won accolades, and her passion for quilting and fabric continues to drive her to create stunning pieces that are treasured by all who appreciate the art form.

Double T

Looking for a new quilting project that's not only beautiful but steeped in history and meaning? Look no further than the Double T block, a popular block found in quilts from the mid to late 1800s. Not only is this block visually striking, but it also holds special significance as a symbol of the Temperance Movement, championed mostly by women, and meant to call attention to the abolishment of the use of alcohol.

And the best part? This quilt pattern is easy to piece, making it perfect for quilters of all skill levels. Simply use a variety of light, medium, and dark fabrics for a scrappy look, or experiment with different placements of lights and darks to give each block a unique and varied appearance. Alternatively, you could use the same fabric for each block to create a contemporary and striking style.

Measuring 55"x69.5", this quilt is perfect for a variety of uses, from a cozy throw for your home to a meaningful gift for a loved one. And with its simple but elegant design, this quilt is sure to become a cherished heirloom for generations to come.

Finished Size: 55" x 69.5"

4.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Double T Pattern.


Barbara Black

Barbara has been sewing since she was a young girl and has been making quilts for more than 35 years. Her interest, skills and love for quiltmaking make her a dedicated quilt teacher. She has taught quilting since 1989 at local quilt shops as well as guilds and quilt shows throughout the US. She is a featured guest artist on The Quilt Show, with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.

Barbara’s quilting accomplishments are extensive. Over the years, she has won many ribbons at quilt shows, including Best of Show in four separate shows, most recently in 2019. She has had five quilts accepted in AQS shows. She is also known for her complex feathered star medallion quilts.

In 2014 Barbara was honored to have her quilt Red and White—By the Numbers, selected as the Commemorative Quilt for the 40th anniversary of International Quilt Festival Houston. It appeared in international advertising, throughout the city of Houston during the 2014 Market and Festival shows, and was featured on the beautiful tote bags and show pins. The quilt was purchased as part of the Quilts Incorporated Corporate Collection.  

Barbara has also worked for more than 20 years as an Education Team member with Quilts Inc., which hosts international trade shows and Festivals throughout the year. She has had many quilts published by McCall's Publishing and Christmas Year-Round, among other publications. In 2014 three of her quilts were included in the publication 500 Traditional Quilts, which featured the best traditional quilts of the 21st century so far. You can read about her quilting adventures at her blog: My Joyful Journey.   https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com 

Beyond her quilting life, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown sons and her grandchildren, Stella and Sam, gardening, reading and traveling.  

As a self-proclaimed craft-o-holic, Elisabeth's desire to create is a driving force in her life, and she happily embraces it. With a list of over 10 ongoing projects at any given time, she is always busy with new ideas and inspirations. Three years ago, Elisabeth began pursuing her ultimate goal of becoming a fabric designer, which led her to create the popular Brown Birds Designs blog. Through her blog, Elisabeth shares her creativity and expertise with a wide audience of fellow quilters and crafters, inspiring and encouraging them to explore their own creativity.

Civil War Puzzle

Looking for a fun and easy quilting project that looks intricate and impressive? Look no further than this replica of an antique baby quilt. While it looks complex, this quilt pattern is actually quite simple and perfect for quilters of all skill levels.

By using a log cabin variation, you'll learn valuable tips and tricks for speedy piecing and improve your accuracy in no time. Plus, with a variety of setting options included in the pattern, you can experiment with different layouts to create a unique and personalized look for your quilt.

Measuring 60"x60", this versatile quilt can easily be increased in size by adding more blocks or borders. This makes it perfect for a variety of uses, whether as a cozy baby blanket or a larger throw for your home.

The blocks in this quilt pattern are fast to sew, giving you plenty of time to experiment with different layouts and variations. And with its forgiving nature, this pattern is perfect for those who are just starting out in quilting, as well as seasoned quilters who want a fun and quick project to work on.

Finished Size: 60" x 60"

4 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Civil War Puzzle pattern.

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 $282.00 and it includes precut fabric for the quilt top for both projects including the borders, binding and pattern.  

If you are interested in only one of the kits, you can specify which one on the registration form when you sign up for the cruise. If you would like a Sail ‘n Sew pack, simply select both kits when you fill out the registration form and we'll have it 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. 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: Double T and Civil War Puzzle.

 

Note: View the preliminary 2024 Alaska Legacy Quilting Supply List. A finalized supply list will be sent to you 90 days prior to departure. We will not have a store onboard. Please bring all supplies you will need according to the supply list. We suggest you bring an extra project if you feel like you will finish the class projects and need extra sewing.

Click here to see our general quilting supplies recommendations.

Stateroom Pricing is as Follows:

Room Type Price

Interior Stateroom

$1,799*

Oceanview Stateroom

$1,999*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$2,099*

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $518.14 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.

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. 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.