7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Girlfriends Quilting Cruise 2025

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Harmony of the Seas"

Galveston, TX

Roatan, Honduras

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico


Day 1  Galveston, Texas

Day 2  Quilting Classes

Day 3  Quilting Classes

Day 4  Roatan, Honduras

Day 5  Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Day 6  Cozumel, Mexico

Day 7  Cruising - Fun Day At Sea

Day 8  Galveston, Texas

April 27 - May 4, 2025

Immerse yourself in the unmatched fusion of quilting and cruising excellence with Stitchin' Heaven on this 7-night Caribbean Cruise! Join the creative journey led by quilting connoisseurs Lisa Norton and Lora Zmak. Elevate your quilting skills amid the picturesque Caribbean setting.


Ahoy Quilting Pals!

Get ready for a quilting escapade like no other – it's time to set sail on the Girlfriends Quilting Cruise! Join us aboard the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas as we stitch, sail, and soak up the sun in Galveston, Roatan, Puerto Costa Maya, and Cozumel. We've got the dynamic duo, Lisa Norton and Lora Zmak, leading the creative charge with exclusive workshops and unforgettable quilting shenanigans!

Picture this: quilting, making new friends who share your passion, and exploring exotic ports together. It's not just a cruise; it's a quilting fiesta! Trust us, you won't want to miss this quilting adventure of a lifetime. Let's sew the high seas together!

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

Lisa Norton & Lora Zmak

Twin sisters, Lisa and Lora have been sewing since they were very young. In 1999, Lisa decided to try quilting and with her neighbor Ingrid, began a block of the month program at her local quilt shop. Unknowingly, Lora, living a 1000 miles away, decided to try quilting and began a block of the month program with her friend, Inger. It’s a twin thing. The sisters took to quilting like ducks to water. As artists, it wasn’t long before the girls were making their own patterns and designs. Fast forward to 2012, the sisters began Material Girlfriends Patterns.

Lisa Norton has a BS degree in Graphic Design and Illustration and does most of the design work for their patterns. Lora has a BS degree in Interior Design and Textiles lends her skills to color and fabrics, finishing their quilts with incredible stitching with her long-arm machine. Both enjoy the piecing and often get together and sew with their mother, Carolyn. The girls joke that it takes the two of them to make one complete quilter. Lora Zmak, her husband Kelly, and their two daughters, moved back to California and reside in Clayton. Lisa, her husband Michael and their three sons reside in Discovery Bay. The sisters live just a half hour from each other and get together weekly for sewing and design fun. Their love of quilting is contagious and they both eagerly share their passion with new and used quilters by teaching and lecturing at their quilt shops, guilds and quilt shows

Confetti Stars

Discover the joy of easy construction with the modified Hunter Star in our "Confetti Stars" quilt pattern. No fussing with Y seams or templates here – this layer-cake friendly pattern comes with clear step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams, making block assembly a breeze. Dive into the world of quilting without the expected complexity.

The Confetti Stars pattern offers versatility with seven optional layouts, including the tantalizing Salsa and Sour Cream version as the fifth layout. Picture a cruise through the Western Caribbean, surrounded by the vibrant hues of our "south of the border" solids. The Confetti Stars kit is your ticket to a fabulous color palette that's perfect for a quilting fiesta. Pass the chips, please, and let the quilting celebration begin!

Finished Size: 48” x 64”

3 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

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

Bento Box

Experience a Caribbean breeze of creativity with the Bento Bento quilt pattern. Specially designed to be layer-cake friendly, this pattern boasts clear and detailed cutting and sewing diagrams that make assembling the Bent Bento block a breeze. Immerse yourself in the world of beautiful batiks as you float your hands over the carefully curated selection, diving into a refreshing deep blue quilt project.

The Bento Bento pattern offers versatility with nine optional layouts, including our featured version mirroring the stunning design showcased on the cover quilt. Elevate your quilting experience with this vibrant and versatile pattern.

Finished Size: 51” x 68”

3.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Bent Bento 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 $309.90 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: Confetti Star and Bento Bento.


Note: View the preliminary 2025 Girlfriends 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


Oceanview Stateroom


Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom


*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $362.34 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.