April 27 – May 5, 2019
Head to the Eastern Caribbean for a Mystery Quilt experience you will never forget. We will not only learn from a master educator and go home with an amazing Mystery Quilt you will cherish for years, but we will also visit the famed Caribelle Batik in St. Kitts for a behind the scenes tour that will be memorable and interesting.
About the Educator:
Jean started her first quilt, still unfinished, at the age of 13. A dozen years later she became more serious about her quiltmaking and was introduced to machine piecing. Her piecing skills improved as she moved from traditional patterns to the more complicated tile floor patterns she is working with today. She began teaching machine piecing classes in 1984 and thoroughly enjoys giving students the technical skills they need to turn their vision into quilts.
I knew in first grade that I wanted to be a teacher. By ninth grade I knew the subject I would teach would be math. Though sewing was something that I had always done, quiltmaker was not on my list of goals.
I became a junior high school math teacher. Though not on my original list, quiltmaking grew slowly and steadily to a place of increasing importance in my life. I have always loved jigsaw puzzles and the fitting together of small bits of fabric seems to be an extension of that love.
Combining my love of piecing and my love of teaching was a natural progression. I enjoy helping students build a solid foundation in machine piecing. Though not every quilt requires precision piecing, a quilter who hasn’t learned the basics of piecing has fewer options for any given project. Once they possess the skills to do precision piecing, a quilter has the choice to use them, or branch out from them.
I began writing this because I was asked for an Artist’s Statement. But I see myself as a teacher and a quiltmaker, not an artist. That may be a title I eventually embrace, but for now I am quite happy being a quiltmaker and sharing my enthusiasm and skills with as many quilters as possible.
Jean will be designing a brand-new, unpublished design for this cruise. It will be a mystery, so you will have to just trust us that it will be fabulous. Jean has taught for us on 3 previous cruises and has always amazed us with her attention to detail and eye for design. She also will provide us with her insights on technique and how to create perfection in quilting. Come join us for the fun!
- 27 April 2019: Depart Fort Lauderdale at 5:30pm
- 28 April 2019: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 29 April 2019: Labadee, Haiti (Royal Caribbean’s private island) from 7am to 4pm
- 30 April 2019: San Juan, Puerto Rico from 1pm to 9pm
- 1 May 2019: Phillipsburg, St. Maarten from 8am to 6pm
- 2 May 2019: Basseterre, St. Kitts from 7am to 5pm (including Caribelle Batik group tour)
- 3 May 2019; Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 4 May 2019: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 5 May 2019: Arrive Fort Lauderdale at 5:30am
About the Ship:
We will be sailing onboard the beautiful Adventure of the Seas. This amazing ship debuted in 2001 and is among the world’s larger ships, with a range of the most uncruise-like venues at sea. Ambience and variety are key on this ship. There is something for everyone – all age ranges, all activity levels, and all interests.
Features of this ship include:
- Lyric Theater
- Studio B Ice Skating Rink (Personal skating and Ice Shows)
- Casino Royale
- Card Room/Library
- Royal Promenade (Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Parades)
- Vitality at Sea Fitness Center
- 3 swimming pools
- 6 whirlpools
- Vitality at Sea Spa
- Running Track
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Sun Deck
- Viking Crown Lounge
- Skylight Chapel
- Outdoor Movie Nights
- Sports Court
- Nightly Theater Productions
- Mini Golf Course
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Multiple Bars and Lounges
- Multiple Dining Options
- Onboard Accommodations
- All port fees and taxes
- Onboard gratuities
- Onboard Group Dining
- Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party
- All class education
- Complete project kit
- Daily Stitch & Sail Open Sewing Opportunities
- Behind the Scenes Tour at Caribelle Batik
- That’s A Wrap Farewell Party
- Machines provided by:
Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Other categories and single, triple and quad occupancy are available upon request. All pricing is in USD.
INTERIOR STATEROOM: $1825 quilter $1475 nonquilter
Description: Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom.
Stateroom Size: 150 sq ft *
OCEANVIEW STATEROOM: $1975 quilter $1625 nonquilter
Description: Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom.
Stateroom Size: 160 sq ft
OCEANVIEW WITH BALCONY: $2375 quilter $2025 nonquilter
Description: Spacious Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, a private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom.
Stateroom Size: 179 – 275 sq ft
Balcony: 52 – 65 sq ft
PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL BOOKED AND DEPOSITED!
Payment Schedule: MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE
$250 deposit per person due at time of registration
$250 second deposit per person due by 15 June 2018
Final balance due on or before 15 January 2019
**Trip/Travel Insurance through Travel Guard will be quoted by email following the original deposit.
***Cancellation Fees may apply as follows:
$100 per person cancellation fee after 15 June 2018
$350 per person cancellation fee after 15 January 2019 (this fee will include the kit that will be mailed to you)
Other cancellation fees apply per Royal Caribbean based on date of cancellation.
AFTER JANUARY 31, 2018 AND ONCE FINAL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE, YOUR KIT WILL BE AVAILABLE WITH STEP 1: CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS!