Alaska Quilt Seminar at Sea

7 Days • May 19 – 26, 2018
Cruise to Alaska in 2018! See extraordinary sights, meet new friends and perfect your quilting techniques with the help of instructors Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, Sue Nickels, Ana Buzzalino and Paula Nadelstern.
2018 Alaska Quilt Cruise

Dear quilters and friends,

One of our favorite destinations is Alaska, and we're looking forward to returning again in 2018! Join us for this special seven day cruise roundtrip from Seattle aboard Holland America Line's wonderful Vista Class ship, the ms Eurodam.

Quilting and "sewcializing"

You'll be part of a warm group of fun-loving people who share a common interest in quilting. You'll have the pleasure of making new friends, one quilter at a time! "Sewcial" activities include a "Welcome Aboard" party, a Challenge Block contest and a Show & Tell at the "farewell" party. You will also have the opportunity to perfect your quilting skills. There are a wide variety of classes from which to choose, taught by four of the most renown instructors in the world of quilting: Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, Sue Nickels, Ana Buzzalino and Paula Nadelstern. Sewing machines will be available for your use on board. You will even have the chance to purchase a new machine at a great price!

For all of you that have sailed with us before – welcome back! For those of you that are new to the fabulous experience of quilting at sea, we look forward to getting to know you and creating lasting memories.

Experience Alaska

With so much bountiful wildlife and breathtaking scenery, no wonder "The Last Frontier" is the first choice on most cruise lover's wish lists. There's something wonderful awaiting you in every port of call:

  • Juneau – In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flight-see the Juneau Ice Field, and visit the Mendenhall glacier.
  • Sitka – Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days. Plenty of wildlife adventures await!
  • Ketchikan – Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles or kayak the colorful waterfront. Visit Creek Street and see Alaska as the early pioneers did.
  • Victoria, B.C. – Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

You can play tourist, choosing your pleasure, whether it be walking, touring, flight-seeing or shopping. All the ports we visit are directly in town, and there is a lot to see within walking distance, including quilt shops in every port.

Consider bringing a friend, your spouse or your family – non-quilters are always welcome to join us and will have many activities to pursue while you are in class. We hope you can join us!

Sincerely,
Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, Sue Nickels, Ana Buzzalino and Paula Nadelstern

Amy Ross and Kim Hedges
Group Coordinators
Quilt Seminars at Sea