7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Legacy Quilting Voyage 2025

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Harmony of the Seas"

Galveston, TX

Roatan, Honduras

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico


Day 1  Galveston, Texas

Day 2  Quilting Classes

Day 3  Cozumel, Mexico

Day 4  Roatan, Honduras

Day 5  Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Day 6  Quilting Cruises

Day 7  Cruising - Fun Day At Sea

Day 8  Galveston, Texas


May 4 - 11, 2025

Quilting and cruising merge seamlessly with Stitchin' Heaven on this 7-night Caribbean Quilting Cruise! Join the creative exploration guided by quilting enthusiasts Jill Shaulis and Annette Plog. Elevate your quilting skills amid the lively Caribbean quilting atmosphere.


Hi Bobbin Buddies!

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey with us as we invite you to join the Legacy Quilting Voyage! We are thrilled to announce this incredible quilting adventure aboard the luxurious Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas, setting sail from Galveston, TX, and making stops in Roatan, Honduras, Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, and Cozumel, Mexico.

Our expert instructors for this quilting retreat are none other than the highly acclaimed Jill Shaulis and Annette Plog. These talented individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to the quilting world, and they are eager to share their expertise with you during our time together at sea.

Just imagine creating beautiful quilting projects and enjoying the turquoise waters, lush landscapes, and vibrant cultures of the Caribbean. Whether you're an experienced quilter or a beginner, this cruise is designed to inspire, educate, and foster connections with fellow quilting enthusiasts.

Here's a glimpse of what you can expect on the Legacy Quilting Voyage:

  • Inspiring Workshops: Dive into quilting workshops led by Jill Shaulis and Annette Plog. Learn new techniques, gain valuable insights, and create stunning projects that will become cherished keepsakes.

  • Breathtaking Ports: Explore the enchanting destinations of Roatan, Honduras, Puerto Costa Maya, and Cozumel. Immerse yourself in the local charm, indulge in delicious cuisine, and perhaps find inspiration for your next quilting masterpiece.

  • Community and Fun: Join fellow quilters for social events, sharing stories, and making lifelong connections. Whether you're relaxing by the pool, enjoying fine dining, or taking in the ship's entertainment, there's always time for camaraderie and laughter.

Secure your spot on the Legacy Quilting Voyage and make memories that will last a lifetime.


- 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

Jill Shaulis

Jill Shaulis, a dedicated quilting enthusiast from Pearl City, Illinois, has transformed her hometown's historic turn-of-the-century bank building into a cherished quilt and gift shop since 1992. Fond childhood memories, shared with her sister as they picked up family mail from the same building, create a deep connection to the location for both Jill and their hometown community. The quaint setting serves as a backdrop for Jill's passion for authentic Civil War-era patterns, a love that fuels her creativity into the night and one she is eager to share with fellow quilting enthusiasts.

Harriet's Pioneer Braid

Harriet’s Pioneer Braid I took this class from a wonderful lady named Harriet Schoeninger a number of years ago. I loved it and so wanted to be able to have a pattern for others to enjoy too. With her permission, I have created this pattern using her information and technique. Each size (except the table runner) consists of 6 ‘braid’ sections. Each braid has 24 lights and 24 darks. Since the rectangles are different sizes the project becomes different sizes.

Finished Size: 44” x 62 ½”

3 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Harriet's Pioneer Braid Pattern.

Annette Plog

Annette Plog, a quilting enthusiast since 1987, discovered her passion when she pieced her first quilt, a captivating Lone Star Quilt. Specializing in the reproduction of antique quilts, Annette's deep connection to fabric history is rooted in her dedicated study, antique quilt collection, and informal education. Her diverse contributions include authoring two books, True Blue Quilts and Time Honored Traditions, as well as teaching, lecturing, and showcasing her quilts at various exhibitions. In collaboration with Windham, Annette introduced her first fabric line, Petite Perennials, further manifesting her enduring love for fabric and quilting.

Indigo Puzzle Box

Finished Size: 76 ¼ “ x 96 ¼ “

Who doesn’t love a blue quilt? The antique quilt that inspired my version has that classic blue-and-light combination that I find irresistible.

7.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Indigo Puzzle Box 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 $402.90 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: Harriet's Pioneer Braid and Indigo Puzzle Box.

Note: View the preliminary 2025 Legacy Quilting Voyage 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


Oceanview Stateroom


Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom


*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $374.30 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.