7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Quilters of the Caribbean Quilting Cruise 2025

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Symphony of the Seas"

Miami, FL

Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

Falmouth, Jamaica

Labadee, Haiti

Itinerary

Day 1  Miami, Florida

Day 2  Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas

Day 3  Nassau, Bahamas

Day 4  Quilting Classes

Day 5  Falmouth, Jamaica

Day 6  Labadee, Haiti

Day 7  Quilting Classes

Day 8  Miami, Floida

 

January 26 - February 2, 2025

Experience the ultimate blend of quilting and cruising excellence with Stitchin' Heaven on a 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise! Join quilting maestros Brenda Henning and Melissa Corry for an unforgettable journey of creativity and relaxation. 

Overview

Ahoy, Quilters of the Caribbean!

Get ready to embark on the "Quilters of the Caribbean Quilting Cruise" aboard the magnificent Symphony of the Seas, departing from Miami in January 2025. Join us for a week of stitching, cruising, and Caribbean charm as we explore the ports of Perfect Day Cococay, Nassau, Falmouth, and Labadee. Let quilting maestros Brenda Henning and Melissa Corry guide you through exclusive workshops amidst the luxury of the high seas. Indulge in gourmet dining, impeccable service, and a quilting camaraderie that will warm your creative heart. Don't miss the boat on this quilting fiesta; secure your spot for a journey of stitches and sunshine!

Yo-ho-ho and happy quilting!

- 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

Brenda Henning

Brenda Henning is a compulsive quiltmaker with a fondness for traditional design and a desire to incorporate today's speed-piecing techniques with yesterday's well-loved patterns. Brenda's machine sewing experience began at the early age of 10 on her grandmother's treadle sewing machine with the first quilt following at age 14. Brenda became a compulsive quilter in the mid-80s, and began teaching quiltmaking in 1988, when her third child was an infant. Brenda is the author of numerous books and individual patterns available under the label Bear Paw Productions.

Brenda lives in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband, Richard. Two Rottweilers, Kyra and Blue, share copious quantities of black dog hair with every quilt that leaves the premises. Brenda teaches for shops and guilds throughout Alaska and the United States.

Retro Rainbow Dutch Braid

Introducing "Spools," a captivating 72” x 80” quilt that transcends the ordinary. Created using a simple strip piecing method, this quilt is a delight for both seasoned quilters and beginners alike. Brenda's expert guidance ensures a swift and satisfying experience as pre-cut strips effortlessly come together to form a harmonious blend of colors and patterns.

Spools isn't just a project; it's a joyful journey into the world of quilting, where creativity knows no bounds. With its inviting simplicity and easy-going charm, this quilt promises both novices and experienced quilters a gratifying adventure. Dive into the art of quilting with Spools—a masterpiece that turns the seemingly complex into an enjoyable and impressive endeavor.

Finished Size: 72" x 80"

*Fabrics will be matched as closely as possible based on fabric availability at the time of ordering.

5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: You will also need the Strip Therapy 3 Pattern Book which is sold separately.

 


Melissa Corry

Melissa started quilting as a hobby in 2005 but since starting her blog, Happy Quilting, in 2010 her hobby has turned into a passion. Her passion for quiltinghas led to creating her own designs that she shares as tutorials, published works, a pattern line, and even her own books. Melissa loves designing and finds inspiration in just about everything and anything. Melissa, her husband and their five children live in Cedar City, Utah. To see more of her daily quilting adventures check out her blog Happy Quilting. (www.happyquiltingmelissa.com)

Sweet Trails

Welcome the "Summer Breeze," a lap-sized quilt measuring 60” x 74” that promises to sweep you away on a tranquil sewing journey. This enchanting pattern captures the essence of a cool summer day, inspiring a frenzy of creative energy. Designed to please, "Summer Breeze" is an ideal project for intermediate quilters and beyond, offering a perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication.

Unlock the secrets of this stunning quilt with step-by-step instructions that make cutting, piecing, and finishing a breeze. Let the easy-to-follow guidance empower your quilting experience, turning a simple summer day into a masterpiece of fabric and thread. "Summer Breeze" invites you to embrace the joy of quilting with a pattern that effortlessly combines beauty and approachability, ensuring a satisfying project for quilters of various skill levels.

Finished Size: 60" x 74"

*Fabrics will be matched as closely as possible based on fabric availability at the time of ordering.

4 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Summer Breeze 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 $289.90 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: Rainbow Radiance and Whirlwind.

 

Note: View the preliminary 2025 Quilters of the Caribbean 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

$1,699*

Oceanview Stateroom

$1,999*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$2,199*

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $495.13 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.