7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Quilting with the Stars Cruise 2024

Aboard Royal Caribbean's "Harmony of the Seas"

Galveston, Texas

Roatan, Honduras

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

Itinerary

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

May 19-26, 2024

Embark on an unparalleled quilting and cruising adventure with Stitchin' Heaven on this 7-night Caribbean Quilting Cruise! Immerse yourself in the expertise of quilting luminaries Donna Thomas and Sherri Noel for an enriching experience at sea. Join us for a journey where creativity and relaxation converge against the backdrop of the Caribbean. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your quilting skills and create lasting memories on this extraordinary cruise!

Overview

Dear Quiltin' Cruisers,

We are excited to invite you to join us on a 7-night Western Caribbean Quilting Cruise with renowned quilting instructors Donna Thomas and Sherri Noel. This incredible journey will take place aboard the Harmony of the Seas, a luxurious ship operated by Royal Caribbean. The cruise will depart from Galveston, TX, and make stops in Roatan, Honduras, Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, and Cozumel, Mexico.

During the cruise, you will have the opportunity to attend quilting classes led by Donna Thomas and Sherri Noel, two highly respected quilting experts. You'll have the chance to work on two different quilting projects, each designed to help you improve your quilting skills and learn new techniques.

In addition to the quilting classes, you'll have access to all of the amazing amenities on the Harmony 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 Western 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. Book your spot on the Western Caribbean Quilting Cruise today! We can't wait to see you on board.

Cheers,

- 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

Donna Thomas

Donna Lynn Thomas has been an avid sewer since the age of four and discovered her passion for quilting in 1975. With over 40 years of experience, she began teaching quilting in 1981 and has since taught at various guilds throughout the world, including a German quilt shop during her time as an Army wife living in Germany for four years. After leaving the Army, Donna and her husband settled in Kansas where she continues to teach nationally, sharing her love and expertise with others.

Donna is a prolific author, having written 14 titles with Martingale, one self-published book, and one with Kansas City Star. She has also contributed articles on various quilt-related subjects to numerous publications, showcasing her knowledge and passion for the craft. You can even see Donna on Craftsy and several QNN-TV episodes.

Believing that piecing quilts should be a pleasure, not a fight, Donna's focus is on skills mastery and techniques that enable her students to enjoy frustration-free sewing. She presents the essentials of these skills in her Craftsy class, Piece Like a Pro, and her two most recent books, Quiltmaking Essentials 1 and 2. Donna is also the talented designer of the Omnigrip On-Point Ruler™ and its companion ruler, the On-Point Square™, which allow quilters to produce squares, strips, rectangles, and half-square triangle units that measure neatly on the diagonal without any math.

In her spare time, Donna and her husband provide staff assistance to three cats and a sunny golden retriever. With her wealth of experience, passion for quilting, and focus on frustration-free sewing, Donna Lynn Thomas is truly a quilting expert to be admired.

The Atomic Starburst Quilt

The Atomic Starburst Quilt Kit is the perfect blend of classic and modern quilting techniques, resulting in a vibrant and eye-catching finished product. Measuring 66” x 73”, this quilt is the ideal size for a cozy lap blanket or decorative wall hanging.

The foundation of the Atomic Starburst Quilt is its stunning Starburst blocks, which are made using the popular foundation paper piecing technique. This method ensures that the blocks are precisely and accurately constructed, resulting in a visually stunning design. The Starburst blocks are then combined with traditional piecing methods to create a cohesive and balanced look.

The color palette for the Atomic Starburst Quilt is inspired by the mid-century modern design aesthetic, with bold and bright colors that will add a pop of color to any room.

Not only is the Atomic Starburst Quilt Kit a beautiful and unique addition to any home, it also makes for a rewarding and enjoyable quilting project. Whether you are an experienced quilter or just starting out, this kit is the perfect way to expand your skills.

Finished Size: 66” x 73”

5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Atomic Starburst 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.

Event Horizon Quilt

The Event Horizon Quilt Kit, designed by the talented Giucy Giuce, is a stunning contemporary quilt that will add a burst of color to any space. Measuring 55” x 66”, this quilt is the perfect size for a dorm bed coverlet or a cozy throw blanket.

The design of the Event Horizon Quilt features an array of easily pieced Flying Geese blocks, which are arranged in a color-wheel order to create a dazzling rainbow effect. The use of bright and bold colors enhances the geometric pattern of the Flying Geese blocks, resulting in a visually stunning design that is sure to impress.

Not only is the Event Horizon Quilt a beautiful addition to any space, it is also a joy to create. As an added bonus, this quilt is a perfect project for quilters of all skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, the easily pieced Flying Geese blocks make this quilt a fun and rewarding project to work on.

Finished Size: 55” x 66”

4 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need the Event Horizon 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 $290.00 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: Atomic Starburst and Event Horizon.

Note: View the preliminary 2024 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

$1,499*

Oceanview Stateroom

$1,699*

Oceanview w/Balcony Stateroom

$1,899*

*Non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount. Port charges, gratuities, taxes & fees of $457.05 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.