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.

 

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April15-Ft Lauderdale sail at 4pm

April16-Nassau 7am-2:30pm

April 17- at Sea

April 18-St Thomas 10am-7pm

April 19-St Kitt 8am-5pm

April 20-at Sea

April 21-at Sea

April 22-Ft. Lauderdale 7am

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

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. 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. 

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Jun
3
to Jun 10

Alaska Adventure

 MS Holland America Amsterdam (1full day and 3 half days quilitng) small group

June 3  Seattle and the Puget Sound

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June 4  Cruising

June 5  Scenic Cruising and Juneau 1pm-9pm

June 6  Hubbard Glacier 2pm-6pm

June 7  Stitka 8am-4pm

June 8  Ketchikan 7am-1pm

June 9 Victoria 6pm-11:59pm

June 10 Home 7am

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 pre-cut fabric 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:-$2580.00

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

OUR INSTRUCTOR FOR OUR CRUISE IS DEBBY KRATOVIL

Debby Kratovil was Special Projects Editor with QUILT Magazine for 15 years, with over 600 articles published. In 2006 alone, she saw 54 of her quilts published, with another dozen sewn for major fabric companies. She has seen 25 of her quilts make the cover of quilting magazines, with 9 covers in 2006 alone. As she says, "I sew for the camera, making sure my quilts are very photogenic." She is a popular teacher both locally and nationally, as many happy students will attest. Debby authored "Bold, Black & Beautiful Quilts" (AQS, 2004), 10 quilting calendars for Accord/Andrews McMeel Publishing (2006 - 2014), a perpetual Quilter's Block-a-Day Calendar and companion CD by Martingale. Her second book, Supersize "Em Quilts, is filled with 22 projects to appeal to any quilter's discriminating taste. Debby is a prolific quilter, designer, and illustrator. Her most recent book, "Perfect Paper Pieced Points" is a wonderful treasure trove of eye-popping color and design. Best of all, she enjoys every minute of it.

Currently she designs and sews quilts for 3 fabric companies and her quilts appear in a variety of magazines. She loves to travel and teach and working for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo takes her to a dozen cities a year.

Debby takes her wide range of quilting skills from a pile of fabric to a finished quilt, then to creating the patterns and professional illustrations print-ready. Debby likes to say, "I've never met a fabric I didn't like." One of her special talents is making a beautiful quilt using challenging fabric collections.

 

YOUR QUILTING PROJECT

Pyramids & Jewels are two projects in one class. Make the Thousand Pyramidsquilt (top) in the morning and use the leftovers to make Fractured Jewels(bottom) in the afternoon. Quick cutting of the triangles with a special trick creates the units for Fractured Jewels as if by magic. No waste and so much fun!

Pyramids & Jewels are two projects in one class. Make the Thousand Pyramidsquilt (top) in the morning and use the leftovers to make Fractured Jewels(bottom) in the afternoon. Quick cutting of the triangles with a special trick creates the units for Fractured Jewels as if by magic. No waste and so much fun!

Patty's Summer Parasol Easy paper piecing. Simple machine appliqué. 

Patty's Summer Parasol
Easy paper piecing. Simple machine appliqué. 

Half Hexagon Braid Batik strips cut into simple half-hexagons. No trimming. The braid appears like magic!

Half Hexagon Braid
Batik strips cut into simple half-hexagons. No trimming. The braid appears like magic!

Coffee Filter Mariner's Compass No kidding! Click that title to see several more. We use 20" coffee filters for the paper pieced center. And we paper piece the ring of Flying Geese.

Coffee Filter Mariner's Compass
No kidding! Click that title to see several more. We use 20" coffee filters for the paper pieced center. And we paper piece the ring of Flying Geese.

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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.

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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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.

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 pre-cut fabric 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

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Apr
14
to Apr 21

Quilting Seas on the Oasis

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 pre-cut fabric 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- $2345.00 (non-quilter-$1745)

Central Park Balcony- $2585 (non-quilter-$1985)

 Boardwalk Balcony- $2635.00 (non-quilter-$2035)

Ocean view Balcony- $2725 (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..

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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 pre-cut fabric 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 pre-cut fabric 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 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.

SHANNON SHIRLEY

SHANNON SHIRLEY

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Jul
14
to Jul 21

Allure of the Seas

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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 pre-cut fabric 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!

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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 pre-cut fabric 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.

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