7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Quilting with Riley Blake Cruise 2025

Itinerary

Galveston, TX

Roatan, Honduras

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

May 11 - 18, 2025

Join Amanda Neiderhouser and Beverly McCullough aboard a 7-night Caribbean Cruise with Stitchin' Heaven for a quilting adventure like no other! Sail through azure waters while refining your craft with these expert instructors amidst the beauty of Riley Blake fabrics. Don't miss this chance to elevate your quilting skills in ultimate cruising luxury!

Royal Caribbean

Harmony of the Seas

Overview

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Ahoy Quilting Friends!

Get ready to embark on a stitching adventure like no other – it's time to join us on the Riley Blake Quilting Cruise! Step aboard the luxurious Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas for a week-long journey filled with creativity, relaxation, and fun in the stunning Caribbean. Led by the talented instructors Amanda Neiderhouser and Beverly McCullough, prepare to immerse yourself in the world of quilting surrounded by the beautiful fabrics of Riley Blake.

Imagine spending your days sewing and taking in the breathtaking ocean views, learning new techniques, and bonding with fellow quilting enthusiasts. From the vibrant streets of Cozumel to the serene beaches of Roatan, each destination promises endless inspiration and unforgettable experiences.

So pack your favorite quilting supplies and join us for a week of stitching, exploring, and making memories that will last a lifetime. This is your chance to indulge your passion for quilting while enjoying the ultimate vacation experience. Don't miss out – reserve your spot on the Riley Blake Quilting Cruise today!

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

Amanda Neiderhouser

Amanda, also known as Jedi Craft Girl, boasts over 24 years of quilting expertise, driven by an unyielding passion for fabric. As a distinguished fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs, Amanda's creative vision shines through her eclectic quilt patterns and written contributions to All People Quilt publications. She is the esteemed author of the renowned books "Playful Precut Quilts" and "More Playful Precut Quilts," both published by C&T Publishing. Amanda's diverse interests inspire her fabric designs, with a notable penchant for incorporating whimsical cat motifs. Dive into Amanda's world of vibrant fabrics and imaginative quilting creations that reflect her boundless creativity and love for the craft.

Succulent

Introducing the captivating Succulent Quilt designed by Amanda Niederhauser, also known as Jedi Craft Girl. This stunning quilt showcases beautifully pieced flowers, evoking the vibrant allure of succulent gardens. With a finished size of 68" x 88", this quilt is perfect for adding a touch of botanical elegance to any space. Dive into the world of quilting excellence with this exquisite design by Amanda Niederhauser. Fabric substitutions will match as closely to the photo as possible.

Finished Size: 68” x 88”

5.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Succulent Quilt Pattern.


Beverly McCullough

Beverly's creative journey began in her childhood, surrounded by a family of talented artists and seamstresses, igniting her passion for crafting. From her teenage years, she delved into sewing and needlework, crafting her own garments and room décor. This early love for sewing blossomed into a lifelong passion for quilting, pattern design, and fabric creation. Through her popular blog, Flamingo Toes, Beverly shares her delightful projects with fellow crafting enthusiasts. Her distinctive style blends elements of modern and vintage, infusing new life into classic designs with a playful twist. Residing near Nashville, Tennessee, Beverly draws inspiration from her surroundings and her enduring love story with her high school sweetheart. As a prolific creator, she designs quilt and embroidery patterns, along with crafting fabrics for Riley Blake Designs. Additionally, Beverly has authored the beloved books "Retro Stitchery" and "Make it Mini," showcasing her innovative approach to crafting. Explore Beverly's world of creativity, where vintage charm meets modern flair, and let her imaginative designs inspire your next crafting adventure.

Stacking Stars

Discover the joy of quilting with this fast and fun quilt designed for seamless sewing! Crafted with ease in mind, this pattern utilizes 10" stacker precuts, also known as layer cakes, for effortless assembly. Whether you're a novice quilter or a seasoned pro, this versatile pattern is perfect for quilters of all skill levels. Fabric substitutions will match as closely to the photo as possible.

Finished Size: 65” x 82”

5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Stacking Stars 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 $424.90 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: Succulent and Stacking Stars.

 

Note: View the preliminary 2025 Quilting with Riley Blake 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

$1,599*

Oceanview Stateroom

$1,899*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$2,099

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $486.30 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.