9-Night Hawaii Cruise

Aloha Quilting Cruise 2024

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Ovation of the Seas"

Vancouver, British Columbia

Napali Coast, Kauai, HI

Honolulu, Oahu, HI


Day Port of Call

Day 1-2

Vancouver, British Columbia

Day 3-6

Cruising - Quilting Classes in the Conference Room

Day 7

Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Day 8

Cruising - Quilting Classes in the Conference Room

Day 9

Napali Coast, Kauai, HI

Day 10

Honolulu, Oahu, HI

October 4 - 13, 2024

Embark on an unparalleled 9-night cruise adventure with Stitchin' Heaven, where quilting and cruising reach new heights! Join acclaimed quilting gurus Tiffany Hayes and Vanessa Christenson for an enriching experience at sea.


Aloha, Quilting Friends!

We're thrilled to invite you on an unforgettable journey, the 2024 Aloha Quilting Cruise! Get ready to embark on a quilting adventure like no other as we set sail from the stunning city of Vancouver. Join us onboard the luxurious Royal Caribbean Ovation Of The Seas as we explore the breathtaking Hawaiian islands. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the world of quilting alongside renowned industry stars, Tiffany Hayes and Vanessa Christenson.

Tiffany Hayes is a true pattern design maestro, featured in numerous national publications, while Vanessa Christenson's exceptional talent is propelling her towards becoming a Quiltworx Certified Instructor. Together, they will inspire and guide you through a variety of classes, demos, and insider tips, ensuring an unparalleled quilting experience you won't want to miss!

Onboard the Ovation Of The Seas, we've secured a beautiful conference center exclusively for our quilting community. You'll have ample space to spread out, learn, and create. And here's the exciting news: for the first time in 2023, we're introduced our Fun Times Day at Sea! During this special day, gives you the opportunity to participate in our exclusive Grab 'n Go projects, adding a dash of fun and creativity to your cruise experience.

As we sail through the Paradise of the Pacific, you'll have the chance to explore remarkable destinations. Our ports of call include the vibrant city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the picturesque Lahaina in Maui, the awe-inspiring Napali Coast in Kauai, and the iconic Honolulu in Oahu. Each stop offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural wonders, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.

If you've never experienced a quilting cruise before, now is the time!

- 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.

Color Collage

Introducing Color Collage: A Stunning Quilt Inspired by the Hawaiian Islands

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Color Collage, a breathtaking quilt that captures the essence of Hawaii's magnificent flora. Crafted with carefully curated fabrics, this quilt radiates the natural beauty of tropical blooms and lush foliage. Join us on our quilting cruise as we journey towards the Hawaiian Islands, where you can create this masterpiece while surrounded by the inspiration that brought it to life.

Color Collage offers a joyful and rewarding quilting experience with its simple techniques. Whether you're a seasoned quilter or a beginner, you'll enjoy piecing together this fabric collage, watching the colors come together in harmonious beauty. Let the gentle sway of the ship, the refreshing sea breeze, and the company of fellow quilters enhance your creative process, resulting in a quilt imbued with the spirit of Hawaii.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to embark on a quilting adventure that combines the allure of the Hawaiian Islands with the artistry of Color Collage. Reserve your spot today and prepare for an unforgettable experience where you can unleash your creativity, find inspiration in tropical wonders, and create a quilt that reflects the vibrant beauty of Hawaii.

Vanessa Christenson

Vanessa Christenson is a wife and mom of four humans and an obnoxious needy pants cat, who likes to quilt, sew, decorate, run her mouth, hang out with other women who can stand her, exercise, and fake organize the death out of anything (i.e. get rid of things). When she’s not designing for Moda Fabrics she’s a life coach to crafty women who are looking to reduce stress and add some fitness/nutrition balance into their life so they can enjoy their craft of choice with a calm heart, mind and body.

She started V and Co back when her husband was deployed (because why wouldn’t a mom of four add yet another thing to her plate) and has since grown it into the go-to place for amazing ombre quilting fabric and patterns. Vanessa calls Iowa home — although as a California native — she’s still not a big fan of Midwest winters.”

Walk in the Park

Escape to a serene oasis of beauty and tranquility with Walk in the Park, a mesmerizing quilt pattern inspired by the vibrant colors of island sunshine and blooming flowers. Using our exquisite ombre fabrics, this pattern effortlessly creates the illusion of a diverse range of shades from different bolts, with just a few carefully selected colors.

Walk in the Park captures the essence of natural beauty with seamless gradient transitions, evoking the sensation of strolling through a picturesque park filled with dappled sunlight and blossoming blooms. Discover the joy of creating a visually stunning quilt with ease as you embrace the simplicity of this pattern. Whether you're an experienced quilter or a beginner looking for a captivating project, Walk in the Park invites you to immerse yourself in the world of color and design.

Finished Quilt Size: 72” x 88”

5.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Walk in the Park 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 $398.00 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: Color Collage and Walk in the Park.


Note: View the preliminary 2024 Aloha Quilting Cruise 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.

You can find many of the supplies shown on the supply list on our website in General Quilting Supplies.

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, gratuities, taxes & fees of $446.09 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.