9-Night Canada Cruise

O Canada Quilting Cruise

Featuring Tilda Fabrics

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Liberty of the Seas"

Cape Liberty, NJ

Boston, Massachusetts

Portland, Maine

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Saint John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy)

Itinerary

Day Port

Day 1

Cape Liberty, NJ

Day 2

Cruising: Quilting Classes in the Confrence Room

Day 3

Boston, MA

Day 4

Portland, ME

Day 5

Cruising: Quilting Classes in the Confrence Room

Day 6

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Day 7

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 8

Saint John, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy)

Day 9

Cruising: Quilting Fun Day at Sea

Day 10

Return to Cape Liberty, NJ

September 18-27, 2025

Join Stitchin' Heaven for an extraordinary 9-night Canada Cruise, where the delight of quilting blends seamlessly with the thrill of cruising! Learn from quilting experts Tina Lueders and Sherri Noel as you take in the stunning beauty of Canada. Enhance your quilting expertise against the picturesque backdrop of this remarkable journey.

Overview

Dear Friends,

We are excited to invite you to a unique quilting adventure—a Royal Caribbean cruise to Canada, featuring renowned instructors Tina Lueders and Sherri Noel! Join us on this remarkable 9-night journey aboard the magnificent Liberty of the Seas, where you'll have the opportunity to learn from these exceptionally talented teachers.

Tina Lueders and Sherri Noel are distinguished figures in the quilting industry, celebrated for their expertise and passion. Throughout the cruise, they will lead engaging lectures and captivating demonstrations, sharing their knowledge, skills, and innovative techniques. Prepare to be inspired and elevate your quilting prowess under their expert guidance.

While the focus of our journey will certainly be on quilting, we also invite you to enjoy the stunning beauty of our port cities. From the vibrant Cape Liberty, NJ, to the historic charm of Boston, MA, and the picturesque allure of Portland, ME, each destination offers a unique blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. Experience the majestic Bay of Fundy as we visit the captivating Saint John, New Brunswick, where the tides dance with nature's rhythm. Our journey concludes in the vibrant coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, known for its rich maritime heritage and warm hospitality.

This cruise promises not only an opportunity for educational growth in quilting but also the chance to form lasting friendships with fellow quilters from around the world. Embrace the camaraderie, share your passion, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Spaces for this extraordinary quilting expedition are limited, so we encourage you to secure your spot today. Don’t miss out on the chance to embark on this unforgettable journey with Tina Lueders, Sherri Noel, and a community of fellow quilting enthusiasts. Get ready to create, learn, and explore in the company of kindred spirits.

Book your place now and prepare for an unforgettable quilting cruise to Canada!

- 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

Tina Lueders

Tina's love of sewing originated from her grandmother, who gave her a needle, thread, and scrap fabric at the age of 4. She has been sewing ever since, primarily focusing on garment sewing. When she started working as a secretary and needed a professional wardrobe, she began making outfits from patterns inspired by "Dynasty." She has owned a commercial embroidery business and made custom western apparel for many clients.

Tina considers herself a relatively "young" quilter, having taken up the art of quilting about 15 years ago. She walked into a little quilt store with a friend and fell in love with Judy Neimeyer patterns. The next week, she was taking a class and loving every minute of it. Her favorite type of quilts are paper piecing. After helping with Quiltworx University and retreats at Stitchin’ Heaven, Tina decided she loves teaching and is now a Quiltworx Certified Instructor.

Haystack Cookies

Haystack Cookies is the perfect introduction to Quiltworx and Judy’s techniques for paper piecing. This is a fun little project made from Tilda’s whimsical and
beautiful fabrics.
 
The kit contains all the fabrics to complete the quilt top including borders and binding, and the pattern with required foundation papers.
 
Finished Size: 40” x 40”
 
3 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.  
 

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need Haystack Cookies Pattern.


Sherri Noel

Sherri Noel is a talented and passionate quilter with a creative spirit. For several years, she has been designing her own quilts and sharing her design talents and patterns through her website, RebeccaMaeDesigns.com, which is named after her daughters. As a quilt pattern designer, teacher, and author of the book Text It!, quilts and pillows with something to say, Sherri is dedicated to sharing her love and expertise with others.

Sherri is best known for her Block of the Month quilt-a-longs, her Dear Daughter BOM quilt, Scandinavian designs, and whimsical style. She believes that quilting is a form of creative expression and often adds wool, pearl cotton, and hand embroidery to her quilts for depth and texture. Her designs and quilts have been published in several books and magazines, including her favorite magazine, Quiltmania.

As a passionate member of the sewing community, Sherri enjoys sharing her talents and knowledge with others. You can find her at RebeccaMaeDesigns.com or on Instagram at RebeccaMaeDesigns. With her wealth of creativity and expertise in quilt design and teaching, Sherri Noel is truly a valuable member of the quilting world.

Waltzing My Tilda

Discover Deb's favorite fabric designer, "Tilda" from Australia, whose charming designs and delicate colors are featured in this delightful quilt pattern. Ideal for a cruise project, this quick and easy quilt pattern allows you to craft a beautiful piece effortlessly. Dive into another exciting project by Deb, showcasing the exquisite and unique styles of Tilda's fabric collections. Perfect for quilters looking for a manageable and rewarding creative task!

Finished Quilt Size: 56" x 64"

4 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.  

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Waltzing My Tilda 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 $299.90 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 or download the patterns here: Waltzing My Tilda Pattern and Haystack Cookies Pattern


Note: View the preliminary 2025 O' Canda Quilting Cruise Supply List. A finalized supply list will also 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

$1,899*

Oceanview Stateroom

$2,099*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$2,599

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $608.43 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.