I'm so spoiled. I know I am. Here I am planning my very own retreat this fall and then I get invited to sail away (and teach a class) with two of my very best blogging friends on a sewing cruise next summer. Of course I said yes! Heather of The Sewing Loft Blog is coming and Becky from Patchwork Posse too!
It's not until next year, so let's all make plans to go together!
We're sailing on Royal Caribbean, a cruise line that I've traveled on before... and on one of their biggest and most luxurious ships the Oasis of the Seas! The stops are all amazing: Labadee Haiti (the cruise line's private resort area), Falmouth Jamaica, and Cozumel Mexico. I am especially excited to visit Cozumel. I have been booked on two previous trips to Cozumel with my husband that had to be cancelled. This time we will actually go!
And then I have to tell you about the three days at sea which will be entirely spent sewing! The sewing rooms are open 24/7 so there might be some night sewing too. Duh, of course there will be night sewing!
And this is the quilt I will be teaching. It's called Kaleidoscope Stars and there will be so much improvisation and creativity to my class that everybody's quilt will look different! First I will show you how to make the Kaleidoscope Star block. Then after we have all made a few star blocks (the number is up to you), I'll show you how to lay them out in any design you wish and make them appear to 'float' on your quilt top.
If you missed seeing Heather is teach her Scrap Bucket Bag at Sew South this spring, never fear... she's teaching it on the cruise!
Becky will be teaching this sweet little patchwork and applique quilt called 'Halvsies.'
And since we all know the number one reason we are going is to sew (not the tropical destinations, the gourmet food for every meal, or the luxurious accommodations, or just because we need a break) all three of us will also be presenting a mystery project to be revealed on the cruise!
And if you are a girl who would rather stay on land, don't miss my sew:beach retreat. Tickets for that go on sale June 1st and are sure to go fast!