September 5 – 10, 2020

Don’t miss out on this amazing cruise to the island known for pink sand and friendly people.   In addition to our days of quilting, we also will spend 2 full days in Bermuda where you can golf, sightsee, shop and enjoy the beautiful beaches.

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About the Educator:

It all started because I needed kitchen curtains and decided to make them myself. But that’s a whole other story. I have been quilting since the late 90’s (that’s 1990’s) after my friend Amy Fitzpatrick taught me the basics of quilting. And I thank “Simply Quilts” for all of the information and instruction that Alex Anderson and her guests provided. It felt like I was going to quilting school, and I tried not to miss a class. There was one technique that I was immediately drawn to, and that was paper piecing. I thought it was so cool because of the intricate and accurate results you get.

The only drawback was that it was really difficult to wrap my brain around, kinda like upside down and backwards. If you’ve ever tried it, you know what I mean. But once I got it, the results were quite exciting. Except, there was one huge drawback…the paper. Regardless of the kind of paper I used, it still had to be removed at the end, otherwise your quilt would sound like crumpling paper.

So, I started thinking about how to make paper piecing simpler and faster. And I’m proud to say that in 2004, I figured it out. My “No More Tears” © method of paper piecing is easier to understand and takes about half the time of the way paper piecing has been done traditionally.

Don’t believe me? You’ll just have to see for yourself.

The Project: 

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The Fractured Maple Leaf quilt top can be put together in any design you’d like, but for this class we’ll be making a 9-leaf wall hanging with sashing and borders. Each leaf block measures 8” x 8” (finished) and the wall hanging measures about 30”x30”.

The Itinerary:

  • 5 September 2020:     Depart Newark (Bayonne), New Jersey at 3pm
  • 6 September 2020:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 7 September 2020:     Arrive Bermuda at 9am (overnight)
  • 8 September 2020:     Depart Bermuda at 5pm
  • 9 September 2020:    Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
  • 10 September 2020:   Arrive Newark (Bayonne), New Jersey at 6am



About the Ship:

Adventure of the Seas debuted in 2001 as the third in the series of Royal Caribbean’s game-changing Voyager-class vessels. Though Adventure has been bypassed in size and amenities by the Freedom-class trio and the massive Oasis-class twins, it’s still among the world’s larger ships, with a range of the most uncruise-like venues at sea, such as a rollerblading track, ice-skating rink and rock-climbing wall — not to mention the bustling hub that is Royal Promenade, a shopping mall-esque boulevard of retail stores, bars and cafes.

Ambience variety is key. The Lyric Theater has a nifty Art Nouveau interior; the solarium pool evokes the glories of Venice; and the Casino Royal centers on a Hollywood theme.The Duck and Dog Pub is perfect for Anglo-philes, Champagne Bar is elegant and Jester’s Nightclub resonates with a Gothic vibe.

This ship is so well designed — with lots of very distinctly themed rooms and with even the larger venues like the Lyric Theater and Imperial Lounge feeling unexpectedly cozy — that Adventure of the Seas has the potential to spoil first-timers and even seduce some of us crusty ol’ cruise traditionalists.


Features of this ship include:

  • FlowRider
  • The Perfect Storm Slides
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Sports Court
  • Mini Golf
  • Pub Performances
  • Pool Parties
  • Adult Only Solarium
  • Ice Skating – Free Skate and Ice Shows
  • Promenade – Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Parades
  • Broadway-style entertainment
  • Connoisseur’s Cigar Club
  • Champagne Bar
  • Casino Royale
  • Jester’s Nightclub
  • Library
  • Card Room
  • 15,000 square foot spa
  • Fitness Center
  • 4 swimming pools
  • 7 hot tub jacuzzi

Package Includes:

  • Onboard Accommodations
  • All port fees and taxes
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party
  • All class education
  • Complete project kit
  • Evening Stitch & Sail
  • Onboard Dining
  • Machines provided by:





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


Ocean View staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom Size: 161 sq ft

                                                Quilter:  $1650                   Non-Quilter:  $1300



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: 188 sq ft *                     Balcony: 42 sq ft *

  Quilter:  $1875                   Non-Quilter:  $1525




$500 deposit per person due at time of registration

Final balance due on or before 25 May 2020

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

***Cancellation Fees Apply beginning 1 August 2019 (see Terms and Conditions when registering for details)



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