7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Quilting with the Stars Cruise 2025

Itinerary

Miami, FL

Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

March 16-23, 2025

Step into the unparalleled world where quilting meets cruising perfection with Stitchin' Heaven on this 7-night Caribbean Cruise! Join the creative escapade led by quilting aficionados Sherri Noel and Tina Lueders. Elevate your quilting expertise amid the vibrant Caribbean ambiance.

Royal Caribbean

Symphony of the Seas

Overview

Ahoy Quilting Enthusiasts,

Get ready for the stitch-tastic adventure of a lifetime on the Quilting With The Stars Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas! Join renowned quilting instructors Sherri Noel and Quiltworx Certified Instructor Tina Lueders as we set sail from Miami, FL, to Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas, and explore Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

In addition to the quilting classes, you'll have access to all of the amazing amenities on the Symphony of the Seas. From fine dining to world-class entertainment, there's something for everyone on board. And of course, you'll have plenty of time to explore the beautiful ports of call on this Caribbean itinerary.

This quilting cruise is the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and connect with other quilting enthusiasts while enjoying a luxurious vacation. Whether you're a seasoned quilter or just starting out, you're sure to have a fantastic time.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to combine your love of quilting with a fabulous Caribbean vacation.

Keep Stitchin'

- 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

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.

Our Flag Stands for Freedom

Creating a Vibrant Quilt: The Fast and Easy Way

Unlock the potential of your sewing prowess with "Quadrants: Creating a Vibrant Quilt: The Fast and Easy Way." This quilt masterpiece utilizes 10" fabric squares and a flawless background fabric to effortlessly craft a visually striking quilt in minimal time. Elevate your quilting experience with our expert tips—utilize the Creative Grids Stripology ruler for lightning-fast square cutting or follow our detailed instructions for achieving the same stellar results with a regular ruler. Whichever method you choose, revel in the satisfaction of creating a stunning quilt with remarkable speed and ease. Dive into the art of quilting mastery today!

Finished Size: 55” x 64”

3 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Stipology Squared Pattern Book.


Tina Lueders

Tina's love of sewing comes from her Grandmother who gave her a needle, thread and scrap fabric at the age of 4. She has been sewing ever since, mostly doing garment sewing. When she started working as a secretary and needed a professional wardrobe, she began making outfits from patterns that were fashioned after “Dynasty”. She's owned her own commercial embroidery business and also made custom western apparel for many clients. "I’m a fairly “young” quilter, taking up the art of quilting about 15 years ago. I 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 lovin’ every minute of it. Her favorite type of quilts are paper piecing and after helping with Quiltworx University and retreats here at Stitchin’ Heaven, Tina decided she loves teaching and is now on her way to becoming a Quiltworx Certified Instructor.

The Most Curious Garden

Embark on a quilting journey with "The Most Curious Garden: The Most Curious Garden," Quiltworx's latest pattern masterpiece. Designed by the renowned Judy Niemeyer, this foundation paper pieced quilt blooms into vibrant reality, drawing inspiration from exotic batiks reminiscent of our adventures in the Bahamas and beyond. Dive into this captivating project with confidence, as our comprehensive kit includes all the essential fabrics to complete the quilt top, comprising meticulously selected fabric, foundation papers, and binding. Immerse yourself in the allure of The Most Curious Garden—where creativity meets craftsmanship in a seamless fusion. Explore the world of quilting excellence today!

Finished Size: 68” x 68”

4.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the The Most Curious Garden 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 $542.90 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: Stipology Squared Pattern Book and The Most Curious Garden Quilt Pattern.

 

Note: View the preliminary 2025 Quilting with the Stars 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

$1,899*

Oceanview Stateroom

$2,299*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$2,499

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $381.70 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.