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San Antonio, TX: September 4 - 11, 2022

Welcome to the Lone Star State! Be adventurous, and visit San Antonio. A city rich in history, bursting with culture, and booming with modern attractions, San Antonio invites visitors to discover what is old and explore what is new. San Antonio has something to offer everyone, from the spectacular parks and green spaces to festive seasonal events to local shopping. Enjoy an even stroll on the world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway. This San Antonio treasure is the largest urban ecosystem in the nation. Care to take in some Texas History? Visit the Alamo and learn more about frontier life in early Texas.

We've selected the Hyatt Regency Hotel located on the San Antonio River Walk. With direct access to the world-famous Alamo, Hyatt Regency San Antonio puts you in the heart of all of the entertainment, culture, and history that the city has to offer. With so many fun and entertaining things to do, picking the excursion for our San Antonio trip proved to be a difficult task (just ask Erin, she'll tell you all about it), but we know you will love our day excursion to Fredericksburg, TX. Plus, we have some amazing projects and instructors joining us!

Sign up today and come enjoy some good 'ole southern hospitality.

All this for only $1999 Double Occupancy.

The Teachers

Instructor: Nancy Mahoney

Nancy Mahoney

Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 250 quilt magazines. She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers.

Nancy has authored 14 books since 2002; her most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece. Nancy has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections.

When she's not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine appliqué techniques, and visiting gardens.

Visit Nancy's website,, for more information about Nancy and her quilts.

Instructor: Wendy Sheppard

Wendy Sheppard

Wendy Sheppard, originally from southeast Asia, came to the United States for her tertiary education. With degrees in Chemical Engineering and years later, she now lives with her family in northern Virginia. Her quilting journey was entirely happenstance as she had never even touched a sewing machine until she was in her early 30’s. She enjoys all aspects of quilting and loves it even more, when she shares the joy of needle and thread with others.

Her work has been published in major quilting publications in the US, Australia, and the UK. She has authored for Landauer-Fox Chapel Publishing three quilting books, with a fourth one forthcoming. Wendy also teachers machine quilting classes for Annie’s. She is also an Aurifil designer and educator. When her schedule allows, she travels to connect with other quilters.

The Projects

Weaving Stars Quilt by Nancy Mahoney

Weaving Stars

Nancy Mahoney

If you love scrappy blocks, then you’ll love the Weaving Stars quilt designed by Nancy Mahoney! Scrappy, fun, bright, and happy are all a perfect description for this playful quilt. The blocks are easy to construct using stitch-and-flip corners and partial seams. White tone-on-tone prints make the stars more prominent and give your eye a place to rest. Black-and-white prints create a interesting background. A variety of bright prints makes the quilt sparkle and keeps your eyes moving around the quilt to discover hidden secondary designs.

Finished Size: 55” x 64”

You can purchase your quilt kit here:

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

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Make New Friends Quilt by Wendy Sheppard

Make New Friends

Wendy Sheppard

One is silver and the other gold…..The pairing of classic silver and gold colors make a beautiful and elegant quilt. Wendy will guide you through the simple steps to make this amazing quilt. Piecing will include some easy triangle-squares, a little sashing and some cornerstones. Before you know it you are “making new friends” in no time. This quilt blends neutrals into a subtle yet elegant display of texture and tone.

Finished Size: 32 1/2” x 39 1/4”

You can purchase your quilt kit here:

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

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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 Weaving Stars:

  • 3½" or larger square ruler (required)
  • Mini Simple Folded Corners ruler

Optional Tools for Make New Friends:

  • Quilter's Magic Wand or Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker

The Hotel

Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Begin Your Adventure at Our San Antonio River Walk Hotel

Centrally located on the vibrant River Walk, with direct access to the world-famous Alamo, Hyatt Regency San Antonio puts you in the heart of all of the entertainment, culture and history that the city has to offer. Indulge in our multiple on-site restaurants and bars, shops and spa.

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)
  • 7-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
  • Five fun-filled days of sewing, and laughing, and making memories
  • 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! San Antonio, TX

All this for only $1999 Double Occupancy.

" 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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