Come explore the Last Frontier – Alaska! One of our most popular cruises is to this beautiful land of scenic wonder, cool temperatures, wildlife sightings, glaciers, icebergs, cultural education and peaceful relaxation! We hope you will join us!
FEATURED INSTRUCTOR: KATHY LINCOLN
Kathy was taught to sew by her grandmother, beginning at age 9. Garment construction was her primary focus until 1984 when she learned to quilt with templates made out of cereal boxes. In 1985, she discovered rotary cutters and rulers. She has been lecturing and teaching nationally since 1992 in quilt shops and regularly at the Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show (Chantilly, Virginia) since 2003. She has exhibited quilts at International Quilt Festival in Houston, American Quilt Show in Paducah, Vermont Quilt Festival, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and other shows.
Kathy’s quilt, “In My Shade Garden”, was published in the February/March 2009 issue of Quilters Newsletter. She also participated in the “Vintage Revisited Challenge”, making 6 quilts that traveled the United States with this exhibit. Kathy has a special passion for simplifying techniques. She believes in reducing fabric waste and speeding up the process. Learn more about Kathy at www.kathylincoln.com.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The quilt has eight modified turnstile blocks set on point with sashing and cornerstone. We will be using a quick piecing technique to create the quarter square triangles that will spin in the same direction to create the spinning star effect. We will also learn to piece a partial seam block (the star blocks). There will be lots of tips to make your piecing more accurate. After all, we like things that go together.
There will be two different colorways to choose from:
*Aurora Borealis: The brilliant colors of the Aurora Borealis set on a midnight sky.
*Glacier: All the shades of water inside the glacier and the surrounding areas.
July 15, 2016: Depart Seattle at 4pm
July 16, 2016: Quilting and Cruising
July 17, 2016: Juneau 12pm to 9pm
July 18, 2016: Skagway 7am to 8:30pm
July 19, 2016: Scenic Cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord
July 20, 2016: Quilting and Cruising
July 21, 2016: Victoria, BC 9am to 6pm
July 22, 2016: Arrive Seattle at 6am
Instruction will take place during our days at sea. The classroom will be closed during our time in port. The classroom will be open each evening for Open Stitch & Sail. Sewing machines are provided by Janome. Ironing and cutting stations will be provided to be shared by quilters.
EXPLORER OF THE SEAS:
The second ship in the revolutionary Voyager class series follows the floating resort concept, offering a wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment.
Ship Features include:
- Vitality Spa
- 3 pools including the Solarium (adults-only retreat)
- 6 whirlpools
- State of the art Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Ice-Skating Rink (free skate and ice shows)
- Mini-golf course
- Basketball court
- Jogging and in-line skating tracks
- Specialty restaurants such as Portofino and Johnny Rockets (fee-based)
- Broadway-style entertainment nightly
- Casino Royale
- 15 bars, clubs and lounges including Champagne Bar
- Royal Promenade
- 7 nights accommodations on Explorer of the Seas
- All port fees and taxes
- Prepaid Onboard Gratuities
- Group Cocktail Parties
- Group Dining
- Onboard Entertainment
- Quilting Classes with Kathy
- Complete Project Kits
- Mug Rug Exchange
- Giveaways and Goodies
PRICING: Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Other stateroom categories as well as triple and quad rooms may be available on request at prevailing rates. Pricing and availability are subject to change until booked and deposited. Non-Quilters may deduct $250 from package rates.
PLEASE CALL FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY!
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: $500 deposit per person due at time of registration Final balance due by 10 April 2016
PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!
CANCELLATION: $100 fee per person after 1 October 2015 $250 fee per person after 10 April 2016 Additional fees may be charged by cruise line!