Caribbean Quilt Seminar at Sea

7 Days • March 18 – 25, 2018
Treat yourself to a tropical cruise that features beautiful, sun-drenched ports, carefree quilting and relaxing days at sea with 5-star service.
Caribbean Quilt Cruise

Quilting Classes

Please read the class descriptions below. You will be assured of being placed in two full day classes. Class assignments and supply lists will be mailed to you along with your notice for final payment 90 days prior to departure. Classes are open to all levels of ability, unless otherwise stated in the description.

Monday, March 19, 2018 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; Lunch Break from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Class Title Instructor
Monarch Butterflies Joan Shay

Learn to make VERY dimensional butterflies, leaves and flowers from bonded fabric using Joan's Appli-bond appliqué. The wings of the butterflies are separate and flap in the summer breeze. The white accent markings are achieved using fabric paint (don't worry you just have to paint dots). You will be amazed at how your mind will race with ideas once you have learned this easy 3-Dimensional Appli-bond technique.

Skill level: All levels.

English Paper Piecing-Hexies Linda J. Hahn

Learn the basics of English Paper Piecing as you create an easy hexagon table runner. Linda will discuss and demonstrate basting options, and will also review several finishing options. If you are not addicted to the EPP craze yet, you will be by the end of the class!

Skill level: All levels.

Island Mystery Kathy Delaney

Who doesn't love a good mystery? Join Kathy for a day of fun and mystery clues as you work to complete a quilt top. A little work at home before setting sail will have you on your way to the big reveal at the end of our day together.

Sewing machines will be provided for this class.
Skill level: All levels.

Caribbean Star Jeanette Walton

Learn to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way! Yes, it's paper pieced! We will use strip sets of Quiltworx Bali Pops which are cut apart, rearranged and resewn into a diamond star point! Choose your background fabric and call it done! Use a strip set of fabrics chosen specifically by Judy Niemeyer or select your own.

Sewing machines will be furnished for this class.
Skill level:
All levels.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Round Robin Sampler: Learn from each of our instructors during short demonstrations. No sign-up needed!

Friday, March 23, 2018 8:30 am - 4:00 pm; Lunch Break from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Class Title Instructor
Cardinal Joan Shay

This 3-D Appli-bond Cardinal looks real, you can almost hear it chirping. Unlike with traditional applique, this easy technique allows you to make each individual feather without turning any edges. The bird, holly leaves and berries are all made from bonded fabric. You will also learn how to construct a perfect oval setting. I am sure you will not be able to resist petting your
beautiful bird.

Skill level: All levels.

Got Crabs? Linda J. Hahn

Learn Linda's unique technique for making perfect New York Beauty blocks on your first attempt! Different fabric combinations of the blocks evolve into a beautiful design of the waves rolling onto the beach with a crab pieced from New York Beauty blocks!

Sewing machines will be furnished for this class.
Skill level:
All levels.

Aloha Kathy Delaney

Go on an island adventure with appliqué and add some pizzazz to your project with an accent. This class will explore a variety of appliqué techniques such as needle turn, smooth curves, sharp points, reverse appliqué, a spicy accent and a magic border treatment. You will spend the day relaxing as only hand appliqué lets you do. Sail away on an ocean breeze with Kathy as she guides you on this Caribbean appliqué adventure.

Skill level: All levels.

Island Sunrise Jeanette Walton

Learn to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way and create this sensational souvenir of our visit to the islands. Choose warm sun-kissed island colors, cool blues and greens to remind you of the Caribbean sea and sky, or grab scrappy fabrics from your stash to make it your own. Jeanette will walk you through the paper piecing technique step-by-step to make this fun and easy quilt.
Yes, you can do that!

Sewing machines will be furnished for this class.
Skill level:
All levels.

Class notes: Holding a quilt seminar on a cruise ship is a unique experience. Sometimes there are space and time challenges that prevent our being able to be "project oriented" and we must concentrate more on process. It is very unlikely that you will have an absolutely finished project at the end of a class. It is helpful if your expectations match these realities. But regardless of how far you are able to progress, our instructors are professionals—some of the best in the quilting world—and we know you will learn many new techniques and have a wonderful experience!