Sep
13
to Sep 22

New England and Canada Colors- WAIT LIST ONLY!!!

Sailing from Baltimore to New England and Canada will be a colorful experience.

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September 13-Set sail from Baltimore at 4pm

September 14-At Sea

September 15-Boston 10am-11pm

September 16-Portland, Maine 8am-5pm

September 17-Bar Harbor, Maine 8am-6pm

September 18-St John, Canada 7am-3:30pm

September 19-Halifax, Canada 10:30am-7pm

September 20- at Sea

September 21-at Sea

September 22-Home7am

Your trip includes:

·         9 nights accommodations

·         All port fees, taxes, and gratuities

·         Quilting Classes

·         Open workroom schedule

·         Complete project kits

·         Same time dining

·         On board entertainment

·         On board activities

·         Sewing machines provided by JANOME

PRICING: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Those traveling but not quilting may deduct $250 from the cost of the trip. These prices include everything but insurance. Once a deposit is made an insurance quote will be sent by email. 

Cost:-$2100

$350 ($100 is non-refundable) deposit is due at the time of registration

Final payment is due June 15, 2018

SHANNON SHIRLEY WILL BE YOUR QUILTING INSTRUCTOR FOR YOUR TRIP.

Shannon grew up in an Air Force family and moved throughout her childhood. She fondly remembers hand sewing classes at the village school she attended in England. She has lived in Northern Virginia since 1974. After high school, she received an Associates degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. For a number of years, she worked in the merchandising and display fields for Woodward and Lothrop in Virginia. Art in just about any form has always inspired her. In most areas of her life, she has eclectic taste, and likes change and variety, so it seems only natural that her quilting is eclectic as well. She uses a wide variety of techniques and materials, whatever seems to suit the project at hand. Shannon enjoys both traditional quilting and art quilting. She prefers to design original quilts, working from the stash she has collected over the years. Letting the projects evolve as she works, one common thread in her art would be mixing a large variety of printed fabrics.

Shannon has been teaching professionally since 2006 and loves working with students of all ability levels. She particularly enjoys when she is able to help someone overcome a stumbling block of some kind. She looks forward to hearing from her past students and seeing their quilt projects.

PROJECTS FOR THE CRUISE

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Grandeur of the Seas- September 13 to September 22, 2018 with Shannon Shirley.

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Before You Board will help you prepare for your Cruise. More information will follow about your quilting tools. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to give Quilt and Cruise a call. 

We will be in port for a nice length of time. Why not book one of Royal Caribbean's Shore Excursions and really get a true island expereince.

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Nov
10
to Nov 17

Beautiful Bermuda

Enjoy the serene beauty of Bermuda

Anthem of the Seas 3 days of Quilting and a nice stay in Bermuda.

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November 10- Bayonne NJ sail at 3pm

November 11- Cruising

November 12- 9am arrive in Bermuda

November 13- a day in Bermuda

November 14- Depart Bermuda 3:30 pm

November 15-Cruising

November 16-Cruising

November 17-Home 6am

Your trip includes:

·       7 nights accommodations

·       All port fees, taxes, and gratuities

·       Quilting Classes

·       Open workroom schedule

·       Complete project kits

·       Same time dining

·       On board entertainment

·       On board activities

·       Sewing machines provided by JANOME.

INCLUSIVE PRICING

PRICING: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Your fee includes the cruise cost, taxes, port fees, gratuities, all teacher fees, the use of a Janome sewing machine with mechanical support, and a complete project kit for all of the projects being taught on the trip.  Once a deposit is made an insurance quote for the trip will be sent by email. If for any reason a quilter should cancel after the final payment has been made the cost of the quilting portion of the trip is non-refundable.

Cost

Ocean View-$1650.00

Balcony-$1800.00 (limited space available)

Interior Cabin prices upon request

$350 deposit is due at the time of registration. $100 is non-refundable.

Final payment is due August 12, 2018

 GUDRUN ERLA WILL BE YOUR QUILTING INSTRUCTORS FOR YOUR TRIP.

Gudrun Erla, the designer and owner of GE Designs is born and raised in Iceland. She started quilting at the age of 23 and became totally addicted to it right away. After owning and running quilt shops in her home country and designing patterns along side it, a career move brought the family to Minnesota in 2003. Since then Gudrun has been designing full time, publishing patterns and books from her home office in Chanhassen, MN; where the family has been living since the move to the US.

Gudrun loves everything quick and simple, so her quilts might look more complicated than they really are. She loves to find ways to do things quicker and use easier methods. Her “quilt as you go” patterns have been very popular, with easy to follow instructions and quick assembly and finishing. All her patterns are geared toward today’s quilt makers, easy and fast with a modern touch. Gudrun has also been designing fabrics for Red Rooster Fabrics since 2006.

GUDRUN'S PROJECTS

  This quilt uses assorted 10" squares and innovative piecing and cutting with the Stripology Squared ruler by GE Designs. The pattern comes with 6 different size options: crib, lap, twin, full, queen, king.

This quilt uses assorted 10" squares and innovative piecing and cutting with the Stripology Squared ruler by GE Designs. The pattern comes with 6 different size options: crib, lap, twin, full, queen, king.

HERE THEY ARE!!!

2018 PROJECTS JUST ANNOUNCED BY GUDRUN FOR OUR TRIP! THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

  This quilt uses assorted 10" squares of lights and darks as well as innovative piecing and cutting with the Stripology Squared ruler by GE Designs. The pattern comes with 5 different size options: crib, lap, twin, full, queen-king. 

This quilt uses assorted 10" squares of lights and darks as well as innovative piecing and cutting with the Stripology Squared ruler by GE Designs. The pattern comes with 5 different size options: crib, lap, twin, full, queen-king. 

Anthem of the Seas-November 10 to November 17, 2018 with Gudrun Erla.

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Before You Board will help you prepare for your Cruise. More information will follow about your quilting tools. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to give Quilt and Cruise a call. 

We will be in port for a nice length of time. Why not book one of Royal Caribbean's Shore Excursions and really get a true island expereince.

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Apr
14
to Apr 21

Quilting Seas on the Oasis

What a fun trip! Experence the flavor of multiple sites throughout the Caribbean. Visit Royal Caribbean's own personal island. Have fun in Jamaica. What a great way to finish our vacation with a stop in Cozumel. Karen has some beautiful projects planned for you while we are at sea.

April 14- Orlando (Port Canaveral) sail at 4:30pm

April 15- Cruising

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April 16- Labadee 8am-4:30pm

April 17- Falmouth, Jamaica  10am-7pm

April 18- Cruising

April 19- Cozumel, Mexico 7am-6pm

April 20- Cruising

April 21- Orland (Port Canaveral) 6am

Your trip includes:

·         7 nights accommodations

·         All port fees, taxes, and gratuities

·         Quilting Classes

·         Open workroom schedule

·         Complete project kits

·         Same time dining

·         On board entertainment

·         On board activities

·         Sewing machines provided by JANOME

INCLUSIVE PRICING

PRICING: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Your fee includes the cruise cost, taxes, port fees, gratuities, all teacher fees, the use of a Janome sewing machine with mechanical support, and a complete project kit for all of the projects being taught on the trip.  Once a deposit is made an insurance quote for the trip will be sent by email. If for any reason a quilter should cancel after the final payment has been made the cost of the quilting portion of the trip is non-refundable.

Cost

Ocean View- $2195.00 (non-quilter-$1745)

Central Park Balcony- $2435 (non-quilter-$1985)

 Boardwalk Balcony- $2485.00 (non-quilter-$2035)

Ocean view Balcony- $2575 (non-quilter-$2125)

Interior Cabin prices upon request

$350 deposit is due at the time of registration. $100 is non-refundable.

Final payment is due January 1, 2019..

Meet Your Quilting Instructor

Karen found quilting about 25 years ago and it became her passion.  She enjoys contemporary and art quilting and uses a variety of techniques to achieve the look she’s after, from dyeing her own fabrics to thread painting to using embellishments and beading on the quilt.

 She particularly likes Round Robin quilts for the camaraderie they provide and for the creative challenges they present and has written articles about Round Robins for AQS where her quilt, Autumn Equinox, was featured on the cover.

Karen has been teaching and lecturing for the past 10 years and loves to help people find their creative muse.  She shows how changing backgrounds, using large scale prints and ethnic fabrics can get stunning results and really change up the look of your piece.  She began designing her own patterns and techniques. They look much more complex than they actually are and most of her wall quilt patterns can be nearly finished in a day-long class. 

She lives in Punta Gorda, FL with her husband and 2 dogs and loves traveling (where she finds interesting fabrics for new quilts) and cooking.

Karen's Projects

DOUBLE WEDDING RING

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Love traditional Double Wedding Rings, but don't want the hassle of curved piecing?  Then this is for you!

Love more artful designs & colorways?  Then this is for you!

Follow the pattern or change it up!  Stay traditional or let your creativity bloom! The flexibility and versatility of this block is surprising!

In this class we’ll change the process of the Double Wedding Ring, taking out all the curved piecing that makes this block so challenging. By appliquéing the rings, we’ll be able to focus our energies on creativity. 

  Fusible applique makes this fun and easy.  Learn tips and secrets of fusing, how to make circles any size for any projects, some new tools, and some finishing techniques.

GERSHWIN’S MUSIC

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A joyful quilt where you can almost hear the music!  What a difference colors make--choose your colors and make this uniquely your own.

A great project for your home, or perfect for a gift! 

Pick a black background for excitement, an ombre background for drama, or a muted background for hearing the music!

Fusible applique makes this fun and easy.  Learn tips and secrets of fusing. How to make circles any size for any projects, some new tools, and some finishing techniques.

 

Oasis of the Seas    April 14 to April 21

Before You Board will help you prepare for your Cruise. More information will follow about your quilting tools. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to give Quilt and Cruise a call. 

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Jun
16
to Jun 23

Quilting in Harmony

June 16- Port Canaveral sail at 4:30pm

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June 17- Cococay, Bahamas 8am-5pm

June 18- Cruising

June 19- Cozumel, Mexico 10am-7pm

June 20- Roatan, Honduras 8am-5pm

June 21- Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico 7am-3pm 

June 22-Cruising

June 23- Port Canaveral   6am

Your trip includes:

·         7 nights accommodations

·         All port fees, taxes, and gratuities

·         Quilting Classes

·         Open workroom schedule

·         Complete project kits

·         Same time dining

·         On board entertainment

·         On board activities

·         Sewing machines provided by JANOME

INCLUSIVE PRICING:

Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Your fee includes the cruise cost, taxes, port fees, gratuities, all teacher fees, the use of a Janome sewing machine with mechanical support, and a complete project kit for all of the projects being taught on the trip.  Once a deposit is made an insurance quote for the trip will be sent by email. If for any reason a quilter should cancel after the final payment has been made the cost of the quilting portion of the trip is non-refundable.

Cost

Ocean View- $2314.00 (non-quilter-$1714)

Boardwalk and Central Park Balcony- $2564.00 (non-quilter-$1964)

Balcony- $2614 (non-quilter-$2014)

Interior Cabin prices upon request

$350 deposit is due at the time of registration. $100 is non-refundable.

Final payment is due March 18, 2019

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Meet Your Quilting Instructor

Sandy Fitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs is an applique quilt
pattern designer and national teacher, whose goal is to get
as many of the quirky designs, that are spinning around in
her head, down on paper for you to enjoy! Her fusible applique
patterns are full of whimsy and will certainly bring a smile to
your face. Sandy strives to make her full-size patterns easy
to follow and fun to make.
Early days of sewing included everything from clothing for herself to smocked dresses
and outfits for her three children. Those children are now adults with children of their
own who wear those previously smocked garments. As often happens, Sandy’s love
of sewing transcended into quilt making. She found that stitching quilts was “sew”
much easier since there are a lot of straight seams and a quilt will fit anyone (one
size fits all)! Her creative spirit soon took over as she tired of making traditional quilts
and moved into applique quilts using her own designs.
Sandy now lives in Cary, North Carolina. You can get a feel for her quirky, “outside
the box” designs by visiting her webpage, www.HissyfitzDesigns.com.

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Jun
23
to Jun 30

Harmony and Fun

June 23- Port Canaveral sail at 4:30p

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June 24- Cococay, Bahamas 8am-4pm

June 25- Cruising

June 26- Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas 12pm-8pm

June 27- Philipsburg, St. Maarten 7am-4pm

June 28- Cruising 

June 29-Cruising

June 30- Port Canaveral   6am

Your trip includes:

·         7 nights accommodations

·         All port fees, taxes, and gratuities

·         Quilting Classes

·         Open workroom schedule

·         Complete project kits

·         Same time dining

·         On board entertainment

·         On board activities

·         Sewing machines provided by JANOME

INCLUSIVE PRICING

PRICING: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Your fee includes the cruise cost, taxes, port fees, gratuities, all teacher fees, the use of a Janome sewing machine with mechanical support, and a complete project kit for all of the projects being taught on the trip.  Once a deposit is made an insurance quote for the trip will be sent by email. If for any reason a quilter should cancel after the final payment has been made the cost of the quilting portion of the trip is non-refundable.

Cost

Ocean View- $2351.00 (non-quilter-$1751)

Central Park Balcony- $2551 (non-quilter-$1951)

Ocean and Boardwalk Balcony- $2601.00 (non-quilter-$2001)

Interior Cabin prices upon request

$350 deposit is due at the time of registration. $100 is non-refundable.

Final payment is due March 25, 2019..

Meet Your Quilting Instructor

  SHANNON SHIRLEY

SHANNON SHIRLEY

Shannon grew up in an Air Force family and moved throughout her childhood. She fondly remembers hand sewing classes at the village school she attended in England. She has lived in Northern Virginia since 1974. After high school, she received an Associates degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. For a number of years, she worked in the merchandising and display fields for Woodward and Lothrop in Virginia. Art in just about any form has always inspired her. In most areas of her life, she has eclectic taste, and likes change and variety, so it seems only natural that her quilting is eclectic as well. She uses a wide variety of techniques and materials, whatever seems to suit the project at hand. Shannon enjoys both traditional quilting and art quilting. She prefers to design original quilts, working from the stash she has collected over the years. Letting the projects evolve as she works, one common thread in her art would be mixing a large variety of printed fabrics.

Shannon has been teaching professionally since 2006 and loves working with students of all ability levels. She particularly enjoys when she is able to help someone overcome a stumbling block of some kind. She looks forward to hearing from her past students and seeing their quilt projects.

Come join me for a week of fun "Cruising’ the Caribbean.” On our days at sea will will enjoy our time creating a beautiful 68” square quilt top, whether you choose sea turtles or flip flops it’s sure to be a keepsake from your trip that you will enjoy for years to come. We will also be making a zippered pouch that you can use for for your sewing kit, make up or as a clutch purse. 

Shannon

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Jul
14
to Jul 21

Allure of the Seas

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What a great way to enjoy quilting and visit beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Kitts and Nevis. How about a visit to the Batik Fabric Shop while in St. Kitts? How about making your own piece of fabric while you are there? Sound inviting? Heather has 3 great projects ready for you to sew.

 

July 14- Ft Lauderdale sail at 4:30pm

July 15-Cruising

July 16- Cruising

July 17- Basswterre, St. Kitts & Nevis 8am to 5pm

July 18- Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 7am to 4pm

July 19- Cruising

July 20- Nassau, Bahamas 10am to 7pm

April 22- Ft. Lauderdale 6:15am

Your trip includes:

·         7 nights accommodations

·         All port fees, taxes, and gratuities

·         Quilting Classes

·         Open workroom schedule

·         Complete project kits

·         Same time dining

·         On board entertainment

·         On board activities

·         Sewing machines provided by JANOME

INCLUSIVE PRICING

PRICING: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Your fee includes the cruise cost, taxes, port fees, gratuities, all teacher fees, the use of a Janome sewing machine with mechanical support, and a complete project kit for all of the projects being taught on the trip.  Once a deposit is made an insurance quote for the trip will be sent by email. If for any reason a quilter should cancel after the final payment has been made the cost of the quilting portion of the trip is non-refundable.

Cost

Ocean View- $2342.00 (non-quilter-$1742)

Boardwalk and Central Park Balcony- $2432.00 (non-quilter-$1832)

Balcony- $2522 (non-quilter-$1922)

Interior Cabin prices upon request

 

$350 deposit is due at the time of registration. $100 is non-refundable.

Final payment is due April 15, 2019

Meet Heather Kojan

I've been sewing since my teens and quilting for more than 25 years. My first quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day. Since I had a king sized bed, it made sense to me to make a king sized quilt. Go big or go home, right? That quilt was in shades of mauve and dusty blue (hello mid '80's!) Let's just say my fabric tastes have changed since then!

I consider myself a modern quilter, with traditional roots. I'm the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild and love speaking to different groups and sharing the modern aesthetic. I'm foremost a teacher. I teach modern quilting classes in local shops, guilds and shows across the country.

I'm a contributing author to the book Classic Modern Quilts and a featured quilter in The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood. You can also find my work in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine and Modern Patchwork Magazine.

 

Let's connect! You can find me on my blog: www.heatherkojan.com or on Instagram @heatherkojan.

HEATHER'S PROJECTS FOR THE QUILT AND CRUISE!

 Modern Improv Sampler: Ready to dip your toes into some improvisational piecing? Then this sampler is for you! Wonky stars, log cabins, 9 patches, etc - improvised but with detailed instruction. Make this for a little one in your life - or for yourself!

Modern Improv Sampler: Ready to dip your toes into some improvisational piecing? Then this sampler is for you! Wonky stars, log cabins, 9 patches, etc - improvised but with detailed instruction. Make this for a little one in your life - or for yourself!

 ROY:  Make this vibrant hexagon quilt in a rainbow (ROY -g -biv) of colors. One column makes a table runner, 3 make a quilt! We'll learn to work with templates, 30 and 60 degree angles and a little English Paper Piecing to finish things off. Easy piecing - no Y seams!

ROY:  Make this vibrant hexagon quilt in a rainbow (ROY -g -biv) of colors. One column makes a table runner, 3 make a quilt! We'll learn to work with templates, 30 and 60 degree angles and a little English Paper Piecing to finish things off. Easy piecing - no Y seams!

 Perfect Project Bag: Need a quick gift? This sews up in just a few hours. Perfect for knitting, crochet, embroidery or any hand stitching project. It makes a cute gift bag too! Once you make one, you'll want to make many!

Perfect Project Bag: Need a quick gift? This sews up in just a few hours. Perfect for knitting, crochet, embroidery or any hand stitching project. It makes a cute gift bag too! Once you make one, you'll want to make many!

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Sep
12
to Sep 21

Colors of the Coast from the Anthem of the Seas

September 12-Cape Liberty, NJ at 4pm

September 13-Cruising

September 14-Boston 7am-7pm

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September 15-Portland, Maine 8am-5pm

September 16-Bar Harbor, Maine 7am-6pm

September 17- Halifax, Canada 1am-11pm

September 18-Cruising

September 19- Saint John 7am to 6pm

September 20-Cruising

September 21- Cape LIberty 7am

Your trip includes:

·         9 nights accommodations

·         All port fees, taxes, and gratuities

·         Quilting Classes

·         Open workroom schedule

·         Complete project kits

·         Same time dining

·         On board entertainment

·         On board activities

·         Sewing machines provided by JANOME

INCLUSIVE PRICING

PRICING: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Your fee includes the cruise cost, taxes, port fees, gratuities, all teacher fees, the use of a Janome sewing machine with mechanical support, and a complete project kit for all of the projects being taught on the trip.  Once a deposit is made an insurance quote for the trip will be sent by email. If for any reason a quilter should cancel after the final payment has been made the cost of the quilting portion of the trip is non-refundable.

Cost

Ocean View- $2375 (non-quilter-$1775)

Balcony- $2545 (non-quilter-$1945)

Interior Cabin prices upon request

 

$350 deposit is due at the time of registration. $100 is non-refundable.

Final payment is due June 14, 2019

Meet Annette Ornelas

Southwind Designs features original designs and patterns by Annette Ornelas, a German-born quilt artist, teacher and designer. Annette lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with her husband and their three dogs. Most of her time is devoted to teaching and designing, or spending time outdoors, enjoying her garden. She also loves riding along on her husband’s Harley and gets inspiration from looking at the scenery they pass.

Annette conducts workshops and lectures throughout the United States. Her unique approach to quilting has led her to design numerous Dimensional Curved piecing patterns and books. Annette also enjoys making and teaching her unique free-form Textured Landscapes designs.

 Victorian Table Runner

Victorian Table Runner

 Mexican Stars

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Apr
15
to Apr 22

The Allure of a Quilting Cruise

 

Join us on the Allure of the Seas for a great time quilting and sailing.

April 15- Ft Lauderdale sail at 4pm      

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April 16- Nassau 7am-2:30pm   

April 17- At Sea  

 April 18- St.Thomas 10am-7pm   

 April 19- St. Kitts 8am-5pm    

 April 20- At Sea     

April 21- At Sea           

April 22- Ft. Lauderdale 7am

 

Your trip includes:

7 nights accommodation                                                                    

All port fees, taxes, and gratuities                                                   

Quilting Classes

Open workroom schedule  

Complete pre-cut project kits 

Same time dining 

On board entertainment 

On board activities  

Sewing machines provided by JANOME

: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Those traveling but not quilting may deduct $250 from the cost of the trip. These prices include everything but insurance. Once a deposit is made an insurance quote will be sent by email. All rooms are Central Park or Boardwalk Balcony.

Cost:-$1890

$350 ($100 is non-refundable) deposit is due at the time of registration

Final payment is due January 15, 2018

 

 

JOYCE HUGHES WILL BE YOUR QUILTING INSTRUCTOR FOR YOUR TRIP.

Want to learn Dimensional Thread Painting but you think it is too hard. I often hear, “I am not creative and Can my Machine do this? etc., etc., Yes, You are Creative and Yes, you can do this on your Domestic Sewing Machine!!!In this class you will start with a Beautiful Panel to Create a piece of Art!

You will learn the proper steps of Dimensional Thread Painting and find it to be a fun and creative technique. Explore the various thread selection, setting up your machine for stitching techniques with free motion quilting of zig zag and straight stitching, bobbin work and embellishing with netting and crystals. See the fabric come to life as you sew and layer the threads on top of your design. You will use Thread as Paint –sew with different types of threads and color combinations.  Learn how to create interesting texture and dimension to your quilting project. You will leave with a full knowledge of Dimensional Thread Painting and create a One of Kind piece of Art! 

Techniques Taught: Free Motion Quilting, Dimensional Thread Painting, Overlay Application, Chrystal Embellishment and Bobbin Work

YOUR QUILTING PROJECTS-Joyce may add another project. 

Allure of the Seas-April 15 until April 22, 2018 with Joyce Hughes.

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Before You Board will help you prepare for your Cruise. More information will follow about your quilting tools. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to give Quilt and Cruise a call. 

Take a look at the Shore Excursions for your trip. These excursions are offered by Royal Caribbean.

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