7-Night Alaska Cruise

North to Alaska Quilting Cruise 2025

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Anthem of the Seas"

Seattle, WA

Sitka, AK

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

Juneau, AK

Victoria, British Columbia

Itinerary

Day 1  Seattle, Washington

Day 2  Quilting Classes

Day 3  Sitka, Alaska

Day 4  Skagway, Alaska

Day 5  Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

            Juneau, Alaska

Day 6  Quilting Classes

Day 7  Victoria, British Columbia

Day 8  Seattle, Washington

 

August 8 - 15, 2025

Delve into the unparalleled combination of quilting and cruising excellence with Stitchin' Heaven on this 7-night Alaska Cruise! Join the creative experience guided by quilting enthusiasts April Jaehn and Elizabeth DeMoo. Enhance your quilting skills against the stunning backdrop of Alaska.

Overview

Greetings Quilting Friends,

We are thrilled to invite you to join us on an extraordinary quilting adventure, the North to Alaska Quilting Cruise! Get ready for a unique journey where you'll be surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of nature as we explore the stunning landscapes of Seattle, WA, Sitka, AK, Skagway, AK, Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Juneau, AK, and Victoria, British Columbia.

Embark on this exceptional voyage aboard the luxurious cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas, where comfort meets exploration. Our esteemed quilting instructors for this journey are April Jaehn and Elisabeth DeMoo, who will guide you in creating beautiful quilts inspired by the remarkable destinations we'll visit.

But that's not all! Throughout the cruise, you'll have exclusive access to immersive quilting workshops and classes, allowing you to refine your skills while surrounded by the awe-inspiring landscapes of Alaska. Connect with fellow quilting enthusiasts from around the world and indulge in delectable cuisine, captivating entertainment, and lavish amenities aboard the Anthem of the Seas.

Don't miss this chance to merge your passion for quilting with an unparalleled expedition through the majestic landscapes of Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier. Secure your spot on the North to Alaska Quilting Cruise today and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime journey!

Quilt Wonders Await!

- 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

April Jaehn

April Jaehn is a vibrant quilting enthusiast and traveling educator known for her infectious passion and dedication. She discovered quilting while living in Hungary, overcoming language barriers with YouTube tutorials. After retiring, she found her true calling at a local quilt store, immersing herself in the quilting community.

In 2017, April joined Stitcher's Quest in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where she further honed her skills. By 2021, her expertise led her to become a traveling educator with OESD, a renowned machine embroidery house. This role combines her passions for machine embroidery, nurturing customer confidence, and traveling.

April's artistic style is characterized by rich, saturated colors and bold designs. When she's not creating, she's brainstorming new ideas and engaging in lively quilting conversations.

Join April Jaehn on this extraordinary quilting cruise for unforgettable moments, idea exchanges, and shared inspiration. Let's create lasting memories together.

Misted Pines

Elevate your quilting experience with the Misted Pines Quilt, a masterpiece designed by the talented Patti Carey of Patti's Patchwork. This exquisite pieced quilt pattern offers versatility with three size options, allowing you to create a delectable throw-size quilt ideal for a captivating wall-hanging or an opulent queen or king-size masterpiece. Immerse yourself in the creative process as you use varying shades within a single color palette. Unleash your quilting passion and bring the serene beauty of misted pines into your home with this stunning and customizable quilt pattern.

Finished Size: 56" x 70"

4.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Misted Pines Pattern.

 


Beverly McCullough

Elisabeth DeMoo grew up on a farm in New Mexico, where she discovered her love for sewing by creating garments in 4-H. While in college, Elisabeth had a hunch that her sewing skills could be applied to quilting, and she has been hooked ever since. With over two decades of experience in quilting, Elisabeth's passion for the craft remains as strong as ever, and she is constantly looking forward to her next project.

As a self-proclaimed craft-o-holic, Elisabeth's desire to create is a driving force in her life, and she happily embraces it. With a list of over 10 ongoing projects at any given time, she is always busy with new ideas and inspirations. Three years ago, Elisabeth began pursuing her ultimate goal of becoming a fabric designer, which led her to create the popular Brown Birds Designs blog. Through her blog, Elisabeth shares her creativity and expertise with a wide audience of fellow quilters and crafters, inspiring and encouraging them to explore their own creativity.

Alaska

Discover the enchanting Alaska Quilt by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilt. This beautiful quilt, crafted with precision and creativity, radiates timeless allure. Perfect for quilting enthusiasts, it utilizes just six fabrics for the entire project, offering simplicity without compromising on elegance.

Finished Size: 71 ½“ x 71 ½“

4.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Alaska Quilt 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 $429.90 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: Misted Pines and Alaska.

 

Note: View the preliminary 2025 North to Alaska Quilting Cruise 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

$2,099*

Oceanview Stateroom

$2,399*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$3,099

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $525.90 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.