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Lancaster, PA: June 2-8,2024

Join us on our Land Ahoy! trip to Lancaster, PA. There is no shortage of unique and fun things to experience in Lancaster. Whether you are looking to take a step back in time and enjoy the peaceful pace of the PA Amish, do a little antique shopping, or visit the local art galleries, Lancaster has something for everyone. Oh, did we forget to mention the quilts? Lancaster County is famous for Mennonite and Amish quilts which are now regarded as works of art by many people worldwide!

We've selected the Eden Resort & Suites hotel for our stay in Lancaster. Even though Lancaster, PA, is known as the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Eden Resort & Suites hotel is a luxurious get-away offering unsurpassed on-site recreational facilities and outstanding staff. With teachers like Julie Belin and Michael Davison on board, this cruise style Land Ahoy! will be "boatloads" of fun!

We hope to see you there!

All this for only $1999 Double Occupancy.

Register by March 1, 2024

The Teachers

Julie Belin

Julie Belin

Julie Belin’s quilting career began more than 30 years ago after receiving a quilt as a wedding gift. When her husband challenged "you could make that" the journey began. Although originally a self-taught quilter, her careers of engineer and high school math teacher fueled her passion for precision piecing. She's always on the lookout for efficient methods and tools to do just that.

Nearly eight years ago after starting her small business, Blue Oaks Quilting, she was introduced to Studio 180 tools and fell in love with the ease and precision the tools allowed her to have. Wanting to share this with others, she became a Studio 180 Certified Instructor in 2016, opening the door for her to share her enthusiasm for the tools across the country with workshops and lectures at guilds, retreats and quilt shows. She loves seeing the excitement of her students as they master the tools.

When Julie isn’t teaching or lecturing, you can find her busy with her many guilds planning events, quilting for charity, long-arming for her business or maybe even playing in her garden.

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Michael Davison


With over two decades of experience, Michael Davison is a renowned figure in the quilting industry. His journey began in 1999, and since then, he has crafted a diverse array of quilts, from reproduction to contemporary designs, showcasing his passion for textiles. Notably, Michael has ventured into fabric sales, represented Northcott, and developed innovative tools for precision quilting. He's also a prolific educator with a YouTube channel, @michael.quilts, and offers quilting workshops and classes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, nationally, and online through his website, michaelquilts.com.

In recent years, Michael has become a respected longarm quilter, designing and marketing his own line of machine quilting rulers under the business name Quarter Squared Quilt Co. These rulers are available in quilt shops and on his online store. Additionally, he's a Quiltworx Certified Instructor with expertise in foundation paper piecing, known for his ability to create unique versions of Judy Niemeyer's patterns using unconventional fabric combinations. Discover Michael's wealth of knowledge, tutorials, and teaching schedule at michaelquilts.com, and join his vibrant quilting community.

The Projects

Summer Solstice

By Deb Tucker

Summer Solstice is the perfect quilt to create while using three of the most fundamental Studio 180 Design tools. You’ll learn all the basics necessary to use Studio 180 Design’s Corner Beam, V-block, and Wing Clipper. Investigate how the tools can be used for multiple sizes of units and even learn an additional technique called Quickets using the Wing Clipper. Not only will you walk away with a beautiful quilt, but you’ll also have the skills and confidence to use these tools over and over on all sorts of quilting projects – thus learning how to ‘Tuckerize’ with these tools for patterns other than from Studio 180 Design. Julie will have you feeling success in no time!

Size: 64”x80”

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You can purchase your quilt kit on the registration form for an additional $242.95.

Note: If you do not intend to purchase a quilt kit, you will need to purchase the pattern here:

Trifari Jewels - Tim Holtz

By Judy Niemeyer

TRIFARI JEWELS is a fun beginner friendly 45” x 45” pattern from Quiltworx that goes together quickly while learning and practicing Judy Niemeyer’s foundation paper piecing techniques. There are no curved seams in this project – just varying lengths of straight seams. Your points will never be cut off, due to Judy’s design process. This pattern will also be fun for seasoned Judy Niemeyer enthusiasts that like showing off interesting color choices! I have reduced the number of fabrics from the original cover quilt because we are using these amazing Tim Holtz Abandoned fabrics that lend themselves to creating interesting color and texture motifs within each unit. This will make organization easier and your results will appear to be much more complicated!

Finished Size: 45” x 45”

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You can purchase your quilt kit on the registration form for an additional $235.95.

Note: If you do not intend to purchase a quilt kit, you will need to purchase the pattern here:

Supply List

Rulers & Templates

  • Basic Rulers: 6" x 12"

Basic Sewing Supplies

  • Small scissors or thread snips
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Rotary blades
  • Seam ripper
  • Quilting Pins
  • Small cutting mat
  • Marking pens and/or pencils

Optional (recommended)

  • Quart & Gallon size Zip-Loc baggies
  • Task Light
  • Small personal craft iron
  • Small ironing surface
  • Small spray bottle

Tools for Lightning:

  • All three Add-A-Quarter Rulers (6”,  12”,  18”)
  • Plastic Fold Templates (6”, 12”, 18”) made from sturdy template plastic
  •         Acorn Easy Press Pen (starch pen)
  • Acorn Easy Press Fabric Treatment (starch)
  • Repositionable/Restickable Glue Stick (3M/Scotch or Elmer’s both make a Restickable glue stick)
  • Fabric Glue Pen with refill cartridges (Fons & Porter, Sewline, Bohin, etc.)
  • Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
  • Rulers for trimming units
  • An approved travel-size iron and pressing surface unless you plan on using a pressing station provided
  • Common sewing supplies

The Hotel

Eden Resort & Suites

Nestled in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Eden Resort & Suites offers a luxurious experience just minutes from downtown Lancaster. This independently-owned hotel offers unique, upscale guest rooms and suites with amenities including on-site dining, a heated outdoor pool, a heated indoor pool, a fitness center, and much more. Looking for an outing in Lancaster, the Eden Resort & Suites hotel is located just a short drive from local boutiques, art galleries, antique shopping, of course, Amish-made quilts, and furniture galore! Add some chocolate, and it’s every quilter’s dream! If you’re in the mood for some extra pampering, the local spas and salons have got you covered. Once you've had your fill of fun, how about a relaxing evening of dinner and drinks? Visit Arthur’s, the on-site restaurant, and enjoy. Prefer to stay in for the night? Order room service where and enjoy the comfort of your room.

Want to know more?

This quilting retreat is a quilt-cruise-style event held at luxury hotels on land. You will spend an entire week at a luxurious hotel where you can sew on the BERNINA sewing machine that is yours to use for the whole trip. You will learn from two excellent instructors, and as always, we will provide Stitchin' Heaven support staff. As with the cruises, our two beautiful projects will have optional pre-cut kits available for purchase. Also included is a Fun Friday project with a complimentary kit, a SHAG (Stitchin' Heaven Amazing Gift) box, and sew much more.
  • Welcome Reception (with light snacks and beer/wine/champagne)
  • 6-nights lodging in a beautiful and luxurious 4-star hotel
  • A BERNINA sewing machine assigned just to you for you to sew on all week
  • Your own 6' table, so there is no need to have to share your space
  • Two world-class instructors in each location
  • Evening lectures and trunk shows with the teachers
  • Tips and tricks to make your quilt making easier.
  • Stitchin' Heaven support staff.
  • Two sewing projects that were selected so that you can have fun and you can FINISH!
  • Optional pre-cut fabric kits so you can begin sewing on the first day.
  • Fun Friday Projects with the kit included.
  • SHAG Bag (Stitchin' Heaven Amazing Gifts) valued at over $100
  • Exclusive event shirt
  • Excursion to local quilt shops and attractions on a luxury motorcoach
  • Three breakfast and four lunches included at minimum. Each hotel will have customized food options. And chocolate.
  • Many other hotel-specific amenities (see each location for more information)
  • Prizes, surprises, and a boatload of fun

Land Ahoy! Lancaster, PA

All this for only $1999 Double Occupancy.

Register by March 1, 2024

" It is fun and regardless if you are an older beginner or an advance quilter you will learn and pass your experience on to others. You will not be disappointed."

- Land Ahoy Traveler

"Loved Erin, Amy, and Erika as well as Nancy and Sandy. All amazing people and would definitely travel with them again in the future. The projects were also amazing because I learned something new and challenging."

- Land Ahoy Traveler


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