May 23- Port of Miami sail at 4:30pm
May 24- Cruising
May 25- Cruising
May 26- Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8am - 6pm
May 27- St. Thomas, USVI 7am - 4pm
May 28- Cruising
May 29- CoCoCay, Bahamas 10am -7pm
May 30- Miami, FL 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
INCLUSIVE PRICING-PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL BOOKED AND DEPOSITED!
PRICING: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Your fee includes the cruise cost, taxes, port fees, gratuities, all teacher fees, 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.
Ocean View- $2120 (non-quilter-$1620)
Balcony- $2380 (non-quilter-$1880)
$350 deposit is due at the time of registration. $100 is non-refundable and is applied to the quilting portion of the package.
Meet Your Quilting Instructors
Vicki McCarty is a fabric and pattern designer, instructor and the owner of Calico Patch Quilt Shop...The home of Calico Patch Designs. Vicki learned to quilt from her grandmother over 40 years ago in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In 1998, she began teaching quilting classes for the local Community Education and grew a small quilting community in eastern Kentucky. In 2000, she opened her quilt shop and continued to teach sewing, quilting and embroidery to hundreds of people. Her and her quilting husband Tom, are featured as a Top 10 Quilt shop in Better Homes & Gardens Fall 2018 Quilt Sampler Magazine and their project was featured on the front cover!
Vicki designs quilts for classes, shop hops and quilting retreats. In 2015 she introduced her quilting patterns nationwide as Calico Patch Designs. She has since been lecturing and teaching at quilt shows and guilds across the country. Vicki’s designs have been published in American Quilter, Quilt Sampler, AQS's OnPoint magazine and the MODA Bakeshop.
Vicki McCarty’s first fabric line with Marcus Fabrics, “Patches Of Joy” was introduced at the 2018 International Quilt Market and made available to shops in April 2019. It was inspired by her Calico Christmas Stitch-A-Long, which gained her social media attention on several Facebook Sewing groups. Her second line of fabric with Marcus will be released summer of 2019.
Vicki loves to mix wool applique with traditional cotton antique blocks made with quick and practical methods.
A lot of people end their day by reading before they go to bed but I try to end every day with a bit of hand stitching. Hand sewing is my first love. I always say it is “my therapy”. For me there is nothing more relaxing or calming. My hope is that I can pass on that passion through the classes that I teach all over the country. In class you will learn all aspects of wool applique including a short lecture on my wool dying process, felting, favorite tools, and finishing techniques.
Several years ago my mother gave me a small, stained potholder with a little stamped kitten embroiderd on it. The stitches were irregular and long and did not completely cover the ink that made up the design. On the back of it though were my mother's perfect, even stitches that she had stitched Dawn 1967. I was almost 5 years old when I stitched that kitten. So when I say that I was stitching before I could write I really do mean it.
I started sewing with a sewing machine in the second grade and the first thing I ever made was a long patchwork skirt with an EXTREMELY large ruffle along the bottom. (Something my children refer to as the flower child years). I know for certain that I probably wore that thing to school at least twice a week, mending it that often as well. Then one day it mysteriously disappeared before I could wear it to the 3rd grade. My mother denies to this day she had anything to do with the disappearance of my skirt.
I started quilting in the mid 90’s and have never stopped since. 13 years ago my sister introduced me to the wonderful world of wool and I immediately fell in love with everything about wool. Now all of my designs have some wool component in them. I found that Crazy Quilting with wool was a wonderful way to combine my love of hand stitching and quilting. It also led to the development of our signature product, Crazy Stitches. A preprinted, water-soluble stitch guide.
I live on Tablerock Lake outside of Branson, MO with my husband David, and two rotten dogs Elvis and Presley. We have three children and 11 grandchildren that are my pride and joy.