Quilters in Paradise – Aloha!

January 17 – February 4, 2018

We are headed to the islands and can’t wait for you to come along.  We have 2 fabulous educators who will be joining us with a fun, creative project and you will have tons of time to finish your project and maybe a few UFOs from home.   You will also have the opportunity to visit several of the Hawaiian Islands.

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About the Educators:

Gwyn E Campbell

Gwyn E. Campbell’s love of textiles and fibers—the feel, the colours, the endless amazing possibilities—started when she was a child.  Taught to sew by her mother, she created pieces for her dolls and herself.  A family friend taught her to knit and for many years as an adult she was an avid knitter and designer of knitwear; until she caught the true quilting bug more than ten years ago.  While she loves all forms of quilts she is addicted to paper piecing, and is a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer. By training she has been a university professor for many years, but is transitioning into a “retirement” of happily piecing, teaching and quilting. She currently lives and works in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia where one cat, a foster service dog in training, cycling, golf and gardening round out a full life.

 

Sherida Giddings

Sherida started quilting and joined her first guild over 20 years ago.  Along with finding lifetime friends, it provides a constant source of quilting inspiration. She now belongs to several guilds and loves attending meetings to see all the amazing projects created by others.  Sherida decided to become more involved by teaching locally, as well taking classes from other instructors, including Quiltworx Certified Instructors. These courses sparked her interest to become a Quiltworx Certified Instructor and she set out to begin the creative journey and fulfill this dream.  As a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer/Quiltworx, Sherida has found a way to combine her love of teaching with sharing the precision of Judy’s paper piecing techniques. It is a wonderful feeling to encourage others to develop more confidence in their own skills while creating something special, and always having fun at the same time.

The Project: 

Aloha!  Welcome aboard while we sail and sew our way to a Hawaiian paradise with the added adventure of our Tropical Mixer Mystery Quilt.  Gwyn and Sherida are creating a stunning unique quilt (at least 60” by 60”) for this cruise based on Judy Niemeyer techniques and designs.  As the various units take shape and come together, the mystery will unfold before your eyes.  While we don’t want to spoil the surprise, it’s safe to say that as we cruise across the piece-ful Pacific you will enjoy floating points, gentle wavy curves, beauty, and perhaps even some stars along the way.

Itinerary:

  • 17 January:     Depart San Diego at 5pm
  • 18 January:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 19 January:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 20 January:    Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 21 January:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 22 January:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 23 January:    Arrive Honolulu at 8am
  • 24 January:    Depart Honolulu at 6pm
  • 25 January:    Hilo from 8am to 6pm
  • 26 January:    Lahaina (Maui) from 8am to 9pm
  • 27 January:    Nawiliwili (Kauai) from 8am to 6pm
  • 28 January:    Kona from 8am to 6pm
  • 29 January:    Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 30 January:    Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 31 January:    Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 1 February:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 2 February:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 3 February:     Ensenada, Mexico from 2pm to 10pm
  • 4 February:     Arrive San Diego at 7am

 

About the Ship:

OosterdamWe will be sailing onboard the beautiful Holland America ms Oosterdam.  Officially christened in 2003 by Her Dutch Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Oosterdamis the second in our series of Vista-class ships. As such she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system that maximizes maneuverability.  Symbolic of Holland America Line’s more than 140-year history of circumnavigating the globe, the centerpiece of Oosterdam is a magnificent Waterford crystal globe, prominently displayed in a three-story atrium, along with a warm palette of colors accentuating an extensive use of crystal, marble, inlaid woods and brass, lovely flower arrangements, priceless artwork and antiques and a full wraparound teak promenade deck with padded deck chairs.

 

Features of this ship include:

  • BB King’s Blues Club
  • Culinary Arts Center
  • Computer Education Enrichment
  • Dancing with the Stars at Sea
  • Explorer’s Lounge
  • Piano Bar
  • Northern Lights Disco
  • Casino (Slots and Tables)
  • High Energy Production Theater Shows
  • Explorations Cafe
  • Shopping Promenade
  • 2 swimming pools
  • 5 whirlpool jacuzzis
  • Greenhouse Spa and Salon
  • Hydro Pool
  • Thermal Suite

Package Includes:

  • Onboard accommodations
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Quilting Workshops
  • Complete project kit
  • Nightly Stitch and Sail
  • Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party
  • Mug Rug Exchange
  • Group Dining
  • Group Game Night
  • Farewell Party
  • Machines provided by:

JANOME LOGO

 

Pricing:  ALL PRICING IS IN USD.

Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.  Non-Quilters may deduct $350 from advertised rates.   Other categories and occupancy are available upon request.

Holland America OceanviewOceanview: These rooms 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. 

Oceanview – Category F:  $3875

Oceanview – Category C:  $4075

 

Holland America VerandahBalcony: Verandah staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass 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. 

 Verandah – Category VD:  $4225

Verandah – Category VA:  $4375

 

Payment Schedule:

$600 deposit per person due at time of registration

$500 deposit per person due on or before January 15, 2017

Final balance due on or before October 15, 2017

**Trip/Travel Insurance through Travel Guard will be quoted by email following the original deposit.

***Cancellation Fees Apply beginning January 15, 2017 (see Terms and Conditions when registering for details)

 

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