5-Night Canada Cruise

Friends at Sea Quilting Cruise 2025

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Liberty of the Seas"

Cape Liberty, NJ

Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

Itinerary

Day 1          Cape Liberty, New Jersey

Day 2          Quilting Classes

Day 3 & 4   Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

Day 5          Quilting Classes

Day 6          Cape Liberty, New Jersey

 

September 13 - 18, 2025

Embark on a captivating journey with our 5-day Friends At Sea Quilting Cruise, where quilting meets the open waters. This cruise offers the perfect setting to complete your UnFinished Objects (we call them UFOs) alongside fellow quilting enthusiasts. Join instructor Barbara Black for a specially selected project, or simply enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded crafters. Extend your creative escape by pairing this experience with our Canada Cruises, where the serene ocean setting will inspire every stitch of your quilt.

Overview

Hey Fellow Quilters!

Get ready to set sail on an adventure like no other! We’re thrilled to invite you to join our exclusive "Friends At Sea Quilting Cruise." This isn't just any cruise; it's a unique opportunity to dive into the world of quilting while enjoying the serene beauty of the sea. And here's the best part – it's perfectly nestled between our two Canada Cruises, making it the ideal getaway to extend your quilting journey.

Imagine this: Five glorious days aboard a magnificent ship, surrounded by fellow quilting lovers, all while being caressed by the gentle sea breeze. But wait, it gets even better! This cruise offers an optional workshop with renowned instructor Barbara Black, who will be available to lead a special project. Whether you choose to purchase the kit for this project or bring your own UFOs – UnFinished Objects – you’ll find plenty of time and space to dive into your quilting.

No set project requirements—simply choose to work on Barbara's project or focus on your own creations, finding endless inspiration from the sea and sky. With two dedicated cruising days, you'll have ample uninterrupted time to stitch, sew, and share stories with new friends who share your passion.

Whether you're looking to extend your quilating adventure by tagging this onto one of our Canada Cruises or just in need of a creative escape, the Friends At Sea Quilting Cruise is where you want to be. It's more than a cruise; it's a community, a floating quilting retreat where every stitch brings us closer.

Spaces are limited, and the waves wait for no one. Secure your spot and let's make quilting history together on the high seas. It's time to complete those UFOs, explore a new project with Barbara Black, create unforgettable memories, and maybe even start new projects along the way.

Can't wait to see you and your UFOs aboard!

- 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

Barbara Black

Barbara, a passionate quiltmaker for over 35 years, is renowned for her intricate medallion quilts and dedication to teaching. Since 1989, she's shared her expertise in quilt shops, guilds, and shows across the US, even appearing on The Quilt Show. With numerous awards, including Best of Show honors, and five quilts featured in AQS shows, her talent is undeniable. In 2014, her quilt "Red and White—By the Numbers" was selected as the Commemorative Quilt for the 40th anniversary of International Quilt Festival Houston, now a part of the Quilts Incorporated Corporate Collection. Barbara's quilts have graced publications like McCall's and "500 Traditional Quilts." Explore her quilting journey on her blog, "My Joyful Journey." Beyond quilting, Barbara cherishes time with family, gardening, reading, and traveling.

Dazzled

The "Dazzled" quilt presents a vibrant interplay of color and pattern, featuring a series of floral motifs that seem to dance across a contrasting background. Each flower is crafted with a medley of patterned fabrics, all bursting with a spectrum of colors such as teal, pink, orange, green, and more.

Finished Size: 51" x 51"

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Dazzled quilt pattern.


Additional Onboard Support: Dana & Dawn

This unique cruise features only one teacher, but don't worry—Stitchin' Heaven Staff members Dana and Dawn will be on board, offering their support and company as well, ensuring a wonderful quilting experience at sea.

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 $219.95 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: Dazzled quilt pattern

Note: View the preliminary 2025 Friends At Sea 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

$1,599*

Oceanview Stateroom

$1,799*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$2,099

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $367.88are 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.