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San Diego: June 13 - 20, 2021

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San Diego is such a fun city! Not only does it have the Balboa Park which is home to the San Diego Zoo (and just a few minutes from our hotel), you have well-known attractions like Sea World, Old Town San Diego, La Jolla Shores, and an abundance of beaches, museums, and other attractions. We all know that it never rains in southern California which is why it makes it so beautiful with a average temperature of 72 degrees year round.

We’ve got such a fun trip planned. Daniela Stout, who is one of our teachers, has a phenomenal quilt shop in El Cajon just a short drive from our hotel and Island Batik fabric warehouse is in that same area. So we are planning to make a stop at the San Diego Zoo, have a picnic lunch and then head over to Daniela’s store where she will have some fun craziness waiting for us. At Island Batik we will be treated to a live demonstration on batik making. Should be a really fun week!

Hope you can join us!

Worry Free Cancellation:

On behalf of the entire Stitchin’ Heaven family, we want to ensure you that your safety and health remain a top priority to us. We know that booking a vacation during this time of travel restrictions and general uncertainty can feel risky. To help alleviate those concerns, we have adopted a new worry free cancellation policy. If you need to, you can cancel your Land Ahoy Trip and receive a full refund up to 90 days before your scheduled trip.

The Teachers:

Tiffany Hayes

Tiffany is a wife to Scott and a mom to 3 grown kids. She has a passion for quilting (designing, piecing, hand applique and machine quilting). She has been quilting and teaching for more than 20 years. Her quilts have been featured by numerous publications, including The Quilter Magazine, Modern Quilts Unlimited and Keepsake Quilting, and she’s worked with various designers to create fabric collection-specific quilt patterns. She has developed The Goddess Tool and Block of the Month patterns that utilize that tool. Recently she became the proud owner of a brand new long arm quilting machine. She declares herself a Quilt Addict! She designs and publishes under the name: Needle in a Hayes Stack.

Daniela Stout

Daniela is the owner of Cozy Quilt Shop in El Cajon, California. She has published many books and patterns under Cozy Quilt Designs. Her quilt shop called Cozy Quilt Shop opened in 2003.

Soon after they opened their doors, Daniela started to design patterns for a program she called Strip Club. The patterns were based on 2 1/2" strips and a new craze was born along with a crazy new publishing venture. Daniela has now published over 200 patterns, and many books, along with her best-selling Strip Tube Ruler! In addition to the shop and the pattern business, she also designs beautiful batik fabrics for Timeless Treasures. And you can catch her on YouTube!

The Projects:

Rustic Tiling
Tiffany Hayes

Designed by Tiffany Hayes, Rustic Tiling is a great quilt with an old world, warm feeling. You won't believe how much you will learn about accurate piecing until you have taken a class from Tiffany. The fabric is batik and the design is one that you will definitely be able to finish during the week. Tiffany is the creator of The Goddess Tool and she will be demonstrating different ways to use it in your projects at home throughout the week.

Finished Size: 64" x 80"

Click here to see a larger image of Rustic Tiling.

Hanging Gardens
Daniela Stout

What a perfect name for this elegant quilt. The little four patch between the blocks gives the effect of hanging blooms. And the piecework in the border adds a lovely touch for this romantic quilt. Everyone love the turquoise and tan colorway and these batik fabrics will be just perfect in the project. If you want different colors feel free to bring your own pre-cut kit.

Finished Size: 78" x 78"

Click here to see a larger image of Hanging Gardens.

Our Hotel:

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley is ideally situated in Mission Valley, which puts guests within reach of the city's most popular attractions, beaches, largest corporations, universities, and shopping centers. The nearby Mission Valley and Fashion Valley shopping centers, San Diegos largest outdoor shopping centers feature more than 250 department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and movie theaters. The hotel is conveniently located between three major freeways only three miles east of famous old town, five miles from the San Diego Zoo, six miles north of downtown San Diego and six miles (10 minutes) from the San Diego International Airport.

What's Included:

  • Welcome Reception with light food and drinks
  • 7-nights lodging at Hilton San Diego Mission Valley featuring the Hilton Clean Stay Room Seal
  • A new Bernina 475QE just for you the entire week
  • Your own 6' table so there is no need to have to share your space
  • 6 fun-filled days of sewing, laughing, and making memories
  • World-class instruction from Tiffany Hayes and Daniela Stout
  • Evening lectures/trunk shows with the teachers
  • Tips and tricks to make your quilt making easier
  • Stitchin' Heaven support staff
  • Two sewing projects selected so you can have fun and also FINISH! 
  • Optional pre-cut fabric kits so you are ready to sew on the first day
  • Fun Friday Projects with kit included
  • SHAG Box (Stitchin' Heaven Amazing Gift) valued at over $100
  • Exclusive event t-shirt
  • 3 breakfast and 4 lunches included. And chocolate.
  • Restaurant available and food trucks set up on site for a variety of dining options
  • Complimentary WiFi and discounted parking rate at the hotel
  • Excursion to local quilt shops, the San Diego Zoo, and Island Batik
  • Prizes, surprises, and a boatload of fun


All this for only $1999 Double Occupancy. No initial deposit due!


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