7-Night Alaska Cruise

Alaska Quilting Adventure Cruise 2024

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Ovation of the Seas"

Seattle, Washington

Juneau, Alaska

Sitka, Alaska

Victoria, British Columbia


Day 1  Seattle, Washington

Day 2  Quilting Classes

Day 3  Juneau, Alaska

Day 4  Skagway, Alaska

Day 5  Sitka, Alaska

Day 6  Quilting Classes

Day 7  Cruising - Fun Day At Sea

            Victoria, British Columbia

Day 8  Seattle, Washington


August 2 - 9, 2024

Join Stitchin' Heaven for an exceptional 7-night Alaska Cruise, where quilting and cruising excellence meet! Learn from quilting experts Heidi Pridemore and Wendy Mathson amidst the stunning backdrop of Alaska. Don't miss this unique fusion of quilting and adventure—enhance your skills and create lasting memories on this extraordinary voyage!


Hey There Quilting Friends!

We’re thrilled to invite you to join us on the ultimate quilting journey—our Alaska Quilting Adventure 2025! Set sail with us aboard the magnificent Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas and weave through the breathtaking landscapes of Seattle, WA, Sitka, AK, Skagway, AK, Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Juneau, AK, and Victoria, British Columbia.

This isn’t just any cruise; it’s a quilter’s paradise at sea! Join Tiffany Hayes and Becky Jorgensen, our incredibly talented instructors, for exclusive workshops featuring the beautiful and versatile fabrics from Maywood Studio. These fabrics are sure to inspire your creations and bring a piece of your journey home with you.

Between ports, enjoy top-tier amenities, gourmet dining, and entertainment aboard one of the finest ships sailing the northern seas.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic mix of creativity, adventure, and relaxation. Spaces are filling fast, so secure your spot today and get ready for the quilting voyage of a lifetime.

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard for a truly stitched-together adventure in Alaska!

Best stitches,

- 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

Wendy Mathson

Wendy is a teacher, pattern designer, lecturer, inventor of quilting tools, and the author of A New Light on Storm at Sea Quilts – One Block, an Ocean of Design Possibilities (C&T Publishing). She taught for Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, in 2012 and was a quilting instructor for Palomar College in San Diego for eight years. Wendy is also a founder and past president of Prayers & Squares, The Prayer Quilt Ministry, an interfaith non-profit organization with about 1300 chapters in 13 countries.

When Wendy started developing patterns for prayer quilts, she found she had a knack for writing simplified instructions and developing streamlined construction techniques. Her background in graphic design and printing was a natural fit, and she soon started working for publishers of quilting books as an editor and illustrator.

She loves to share many of her quilting tips and tricks in the classroom, developed over almost 30 years of teaching. Many of her students agree that they learn as much from these tiny “pearls of wisdom” as they do from the class itself. Long-time residents of southern California, Wendy, and her husband own and cultivate a small vineyard that produces three varieties of wine grapes.

Striped Ribbon Star

Get ready to play with color like never before with our Striped Ribbon Star quilt! This stunning design is all about letting your creativity shine, as you choose which fabric pairs to combine and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

But don't let the bold colors and eye-catching design fool you - this quilt is surprisingly easy to make. Traditional piecing techniques make it a stress-free project, perfect for quilters of all skill levels.

Measuring 62" x 76", this quilt is the perfect size for adding a pop of color to your living room or snuggling up with on chilly evenings.

Finished Size: 62" x 76"

4.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Striped Ribbon Star pattern.

Heidi Pridemore

The Whimsical Workshop, LLC is a full-service design studio and retailer led by Heidi and Matthew Pridemore. We specialize in bright, fun quilt patterns, fabric, fabric kits, books and licensing. We also offer lectures and workshops about design, quilting and crafting. Based in Arizona, our products are available through our website www.thewhimiscalworkshop.com. We continue to create new and exciting products that spark people’s imagination and make them smile.

Heidi grew up in Rochester, NY, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2000, Heidi began offering her services as a product designer to a number of fabric companies. She created her own line of quilt patterns beginning in 2002 and in 2004 Heidi started designing fabric in her own bright and whimsical style. By 2005 the workload warranted expanding to a partnership and The Whimsical Workshop, LLC was born with Heidi as CIO (Chief Imagination Officer). Heidi has written books ranging in topics from pop-up paper structures, fabric jewelry and of course quilting. In 2020 she started The Whimsical Workshop YouTube Channel, all about everything creative.

Heidi Pridemore has over 20 years of experience in the Quilting Industry. Over the decades, she has developed a robust curriculum of fun lectures and workshops for crafters of all skill levels. Her Website www.TheWhimsicalWorkshop.com has 100’s of her patterns available.

Skipping Stones

Looking for a stunning quilt that perfectly captures the tranquility of skipping stones across a serene lake? Look no further than our Skipping Stones pattern! This breathtaking quilt showcases all the wonderful cool colors in the color wheel, from icy blues and greens to rich purples and grays.

Inspired by the ripples in the water created when you skip a stone across the surface, this design captures the mesmerizing movement of the quilt. By using a variety of colors and values, this quilt takes on a life of its own, drawing the eye in and creating a sense of serenity and calm.

At 64" x 80", this quilt is the perfect size for snuggling up on the couch or adding a touch of elegance to your bedroom decor.

Finished Size: 64" x 80"

5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Skipping Stones 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 $370.00 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: Skipping Stones and Striped Ribbon Star.


Note: View the preliminary 2024 Alaska Quilting Adventure 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


Oceanview Stateroom


Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom


*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, taxes & fees of $499.92 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.