7-Night Alaska Cruise

Alaska Quilting Adventure Cruise 2025

Featuring Maywood Studio Fabrics

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Anthem of the Seas"

Seattle, Washington

Sitka, Alaska

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

Juneau, Alaska

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, AK

Day 6  Quilting Classes

Day 7  Victoria, British Columbia

 

August 22 - 29, 2025

Set sail with us on the Alaska Quilting Adventure, a 7-night cruise that combines the stunning beauty of Alaska with the joy of quilting. This trip features expert instructors Tiffany Hayes and Becky Jorgensen. You’ll get to work with the beautiful fabrics from Maywood Studio and enhance your quilting skills while taking in Alaska’s gorgeous scenery. Come along for a creative getaway where quilting and nature meet!

Overview

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

Tiffany Hayes

Tiffany Hayes is an experienced quilter with a deep passion for designing, piecing, hand applique, and machine quilting. With many years of experience in quilting and teaching, Tiffany has become a respected figure in the quilting community, with her work appearing in numerous publications including Quilter’s World Magazine, Keepsake Quilting, and Connecting Threads.

Tiffany's love for teaching has led her to collaborate with various fabric companies, creating fabric collection-specific quilt patterns that inspire quilters of all levels. She is the proud developer of The Goddess Tool, The 60º Triangle Tool, The 90º Triangle Tool, and more in the works. Her popular Block of the Month patterns often feature The Goddess Tool.

Tiffany and her husband Scott, a machine quilter, are the proud owners of a Handi Quilter Long Arm. Tiffany designs and pieces while Scott creates digitized machine quilting designs that match her original quilt patterns. Under the name Needle in a Hayes Stack, Tiffany designs and publishes her patterns.

Tiffany's passion for quilting shines through in her work, and she proudly declares herself a Quilt Addict. To learn more about Tiffany and her work, visit her website at www.NeedleinaHayesStack.biz.

Bear Paw Patches 2.0

Discover the joy of quilting with Bear Paw Patches 2.0, a dazzling showcase of Maywood Studio's Gelato Ombre fabrics. This vibrant quilt brings a fresh twist to the traditional Bear Paw design by infusing it with the spirited, gradient colors of the Gelato Ombre collection. The result is a quilt that radiates cheer and vibrancy, perfect for brightening up any room.

Ideal for quilters of all skill levels, the Bear Paw Patches 2.0 pattern comes as a precut kit, which simplifies the assembly process and ensures a fun and satisfying quilting experience. Whether you’re a beginner looking to dive into your first big project or a seasoned pro eager to add a splash of color to your collection, this quilt pattern is designed to inspire and delight.

Embrace the colorful world of quilting with this easy-to-assemble, cheerful masterpiece that promises to be a joyful addition to your quilting journey.

 

Finished Size: 70" x 86"

5.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Bear Paw Patches 2.0 quilt pattern.

 


Becky Jorgensen

Becky is a highly experienced and passionate quilter who has been active in the industry since 2007. She began her journey through her blog patchworkposse.com and has since become an accomplished author, designer, and video tutorial creator.

Becky's quilts are highly regarded and have been featured in numerous publications, including Primitive Quilts Magazine, Andover Fabrics, and Micheal Miller Ambassador 2023. She is the author of two popular books, Crafty Little Things to Sew and Embroider Your Life. Additionally, she has designed and sells the Patchwork Planner - an essential tool for any quilter looking to keep their projects organized and achieve their quilting goals.

Becky's motto of "never sew alone" speaks to her dedication to building a supportive and inclusive community of quilters. She is the founder of Patchworkers Plus, an online quilt group that has been active for over six years. In this group, she shares exclusive patterns with members, introduces them to designers from the industry, and holds live chats every month, helping quilters from around the world connect and build friendships.

To stay up-to-date with Becky's latest projects, tips, and tutorials, be sure to check out her website at patchworkposse.com or her YouTube channel at youtube.com/@Patchworkposse. With her years of experience, passion for teaching, and commitment to building a supportive quilting community, Becky is the perfect guide for anyone looking to improve their quilting skills and connect with like-minded individuals.

Scissors & Spools

The Scissors & Spools Quilt by Wendy Sheppard is a delightful pattern that's perfect for anyone with a 10" stacker. This unique design features pieced scissors perched atop spools of thread, creating a playful and creative quilt that's as fun to make as it is to display.

With a finished size of 46" x 61", the Scissors & Spools Quilt is the ideal project for both novice and experienced quilters. Its 10" stacker-friendly design makes it accessible and convenient, allowing you to dive right into the quilting process without the hassle of extensive cutting and prep work.

Finished Size: 46" x 61"

4 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Scissors & Spools quilt 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 $504.90 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: Bear Paw Patches 2.0 quilt pattern and Scissors & Spools quilt pattern.

 

Note: View the preliminary 2025 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

$1,999*

Oceanview Stateroom

$2,199*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$2,699

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $530.88 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.