December 14 – 21, 2019
COME CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS EARLY WITH US!
We are so excited to announce our pre-Christmas cruise to the beautiful Mexican Riviera. Won’t you join us for this amazing journey south of the border?
About the Educator and Sponsor:
Our Educator will be Helen Frost – C&T Publishing
Helen Frost cannot even begin to estimate how many quilts she has made or how many quiltmaking students she has taught. She began quilting in 1972 and figures she has made hundreds of quilts. Beginning with Adult Education classes, then classes at shops, guilds, and conferences, she calculates that her students number in the thousands.
Helen is the co-author of eleven books on quilting, three of them featuring the Lone Star design. She is proudest of her contribution to Grand Endeavors: Vintage Arizona Quilts and Their Makers, the award-winning state quilt project publication. She is the innovator of easier and more efficient techniques for traditional quilt patterns such as Nine Patch, Sunshine & Shadow, and of course, the Lone Star.
Helen and her husband live in Tucson, Arizona, and are the parents of four grown children.
About the Project:
Have a party while making a diamond dazzler! Learn an innovative strip-piecing technique as you learn easier and more accurate cutting, some tricks for perfect seams, and the secrets of precision pinning. Helen will show that set-in seams can be easy-breezy and that mitered borders are sew simple! We’ll also explore the importance of color and value as we sew this sparkling star variation.
As a bonus, Helen will share her Beautiful Bindings techniques for award-winning bindings.
To see other examples of her work, please visit her website: http://www.ctpub.com/helen-frost/
- 14 December 2019: Depart San Diego, California at 5pm
- 15 December 2019: Sea Day – Quilting and Cruising
- 16 December 2019: Cabo San Lucas from 10am to 6pm
- 17 December 2019: Mazatlan from 8am to 5pm
- 18 December 2019: Puerto Vallarta from 8am to 9pm
- 19 December 2019: Sea Day – Quilting and Cruising
- 20 December 2019: Sea Day – Quilting and Cruising
- 21 December 2019: Arrive San Diego, California at 7am
About the Ship:
We will be sailing onboard the beautiful Holland America ms Oosterdam. Holland America Line’s first Vista-class cruise ship, Oosterdam recently emerged from dry dock with exciting updates—including completely refreshed suites and new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, such as Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Guests can choose from among delectable specialty restaurants, hone culinary skills with America’s Test Kitchen and thrill to BBC Earth Experiences.
Features of this ship include:
- Main Stage
- BBC Earth productions
- Game Shows
- Screening Room – Movies with popcorn
- America’s Test Kitchen
- BB Kings Club
- Digital Workshops
- Fitness Center
- Music Walk
- Several bars and lounges to choose from
- 2 pools, 5 whirlpools
- Sports Court
- Retreat – Adult only sun-deck (fee-based)
- Onboard accommodations
- Port fees and taxes
- Quilting Workshops
- Complete project kit
- Nightly Stitch and Sail
- Welcome Aboard Reception
- Mug Rug Exchange
- Group Dining
- Farewell Reception
- Machines provided by:
Pricing: ALL PRICING IS IN USD.
Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Other categories and occupancy are available upon request. Pricing is subject to change until booked and deposited in full.
Interior: Interior staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed and private bathroom with shower. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer. Stateroom Size: 151 – 233 sq ft *
Oceanview: Oceanview staterooms feature a picture window, two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, and private bathroom with tub/shower combination. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer. Stateroom Size: 174 – 180 sq ft *
Balcony: Verandah staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with a door that opens to a private balcony, two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, sitting area, and private bathroom with tub/shower combination. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer. Stateroom Size: 212 – 359 sq ft *
Payment Schedule: Monthly Payment Plans are Available Upon Request
$350 deposit due at time of booking
2nd deposit of $350 due on or before 1 November 2018
Final balance due on or before 15 September 2019
**Trip/Travel Insurance through Travel Guard will be quoted by email following the original deposit.
***Cancellation Fees Apply beginning 1 November, 2018 (see Terms and Conditions when registering for details)