February 28 – March 14, 2021
Get out of the cold and join us for this FUN filled quilting cruise as we sail to several beautiful Caribbean islands and soak up the sun. Come make new friends, build relationships with our educators, and enjoy creating new memories to last a lifetime!
Joanne Hillestad has been sewing for years and years. As a very small girl growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, my sister and I were always making something. Fabric is just one medium I love to play with. On my birthday in 2013, I woke up knowing that I had to follow my dreams. That was the day the Fat Quarter Gypsy was born. I started out designing quilts, which I still love to do. But then in April of 2015, I had this idea for a springy thread catcher. Once the Fat Quarter Pop came to life everything changed and my business took a design turn towards dimensional products.
Susan Emory and I began working together in 2017. Susan started helping me create a line of animal themed pop ups. I have always loved the Swirly Girls patterns. In 2018, the opportunity to purchase Swirly Girls Design happened and now I am the proud owner of two pattern lines. Fat Quarter Gypsy focuses on dimensional projects. Swirly Girls focuses on quilts, which feeds my quilty soul.
Kristine Poor started Poorhouse Quilt Designs was founded in September 2006, after designing the Sampler Tote as a gift for a family member. The tote was a hit around town and a pattern company was born! She has a degree in Engineering and a love of fabric and color! The pattern line has grown since 2006 – there are bags, bowls, quilts, banners, ornaments…recently we have added machine embroidery and laser cutting to the mix. The most popular pattern from the Poorhouse is the Fold ‘N Stitch Wreath. She enjoys experimenting with unusual materials and sharing the results with you! Think of these projects as a “creativity booster shot”! Stitch a little, add your personal touch and in a short amount of time, your project is done!
Swirly Girls Design will be creating a new project for this cruise, with the theme “Let’s FlaMingle”. Be prepared to learn their techniques and leave with a beautiful quilt top. Until the design is finished and a picture is provided, check out their individual websites to learn more about them and see more of their work.
- 28 February 2021: Depart Ft Lauderdale at 5pm
- 1 March 2021: Half Moon Cay from 8am to 5pm
- 2 March 2021: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 3 March 2021: Grand Turk from 8am to 5pm
- 4 March 2021: Amber Cove from 8am to 5pm
- 5 March 2021: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 6 March 2021: Key West from 8am to 5pm
- 7 March 2021: Ft Lauderdale from 7am to 5pm
- 8 March 2021: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 9 March 2021: Grand Turk from 8am to 5pm
- 10 March 2021: AM Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- San Juan from 1pm to 11pm
- 11 March 2021: St Thomas from 8am to 5pm
- 12 March 2021: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea
- 13 March 2021: Half Moon Cay from 8am to 3pm
- 14 March 2021: Arrive Ft Lauderdale at 7am
About the Ship:
We will be sailing onboard the beautiful Holland America ms Eurodam. Holland America Line’s first Signature-class ship, Eurodam has recently received many exciting updates. Guests on this graceful ship can enjoy the full Music Walk™ experience, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Explore onboard at a cooking class or hands-on workshop with America’s Test Kitchen, BBC Earth Experiences and a Digital Workshop Powered by Windows®. Dine in your choice of specialty restaurants.
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 quilt top 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.
Standard Interior Stateroom: These rooms are located on Decks 4, 5, 6 and 7 – either forward or aft.
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: 141 – 284 sq ft *
Quilter: $2650 Non-Quilter: $2300
Large Oceanview Stateroom: These rooms are located on Deck 1 Midship.
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: 169 – 267 sq ft *
Quilter: $2925 Non-Quilter: $2575
Verandah: Rooms are found on Decks 5, 6, 7, 8 – see category location and price below.
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.
Stateroom Size: 213 – 379 sq ft *
VD: Quilter: $3425 Non-Quilter: $3075 Deck 6 either Forward or Aft
VC: Quilter: $3475 Non-Quilter: $3125 Decks 5/6 Midship & 8 Aft
VB: Quilter: $3525 Non-Quilter: $3175 Decks 5, 6 and 7 Aft
VA: Quilter: $3575 Non-Quilter: $3225 Deck 8 Midship
PRICING IS BASED ON AVAILABILITY AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL BOOKED AND DEPOSITED!
Payment Schedule: MONTHLY PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE
$500 deposit per person due at time of registration
2nd deposit of $250 per person due by 1 April 2020
Final balance due on or before 15 November 2020
**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 begins 1 April 2020
$250 per person cancellation fee begins 15 November 2020
Other cancellation fees apply per Holland America based on date of cancellation.
Cancellations made within 30 days of departure are 100% non-refundable.