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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. 


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

Final payment is due June 15, 2018


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.



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


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.

Earlier Event: April 15
The Allure of a Quilting Cruise
Later Event: November 10
Beautiful Bermuda