I’m sure you saw my post a couple months ago about the amazing Sew & Sail 4 sewing cruise I took with my sister Kat in June (to Alaska).
It was a cruise like no other! While everyone else on board the ship were busy, eating, drinking, and being entertained - every day we sneaked away to our secret sewing room (it wasn’t really a secret, but it felt like it!) so we could sew and embroider the days and nights away!
Our husbands could hardly believe us when we told them that we only ate two meals a day… gasp! But who can eat a long leisurely breakfast when you could be sewing instead??? Don’t worry, we got so many delicious calories in those two meals each day that we didn’t suffer at all.
Ports of call were a whole new experience on a sewing cruise too… instead of pursuing the usual activities, we caught up with our Sew & Sail cruising friends at quilt shops in every port city!
After a while we started traveling to the quilt shops together because we realized that we all had the same goal in mind - to discover unique and interesting fabrics and patterns!
After returning home, I missed my sister (and my new sewing friends) incredibly. It was so hard to get back to real life instead of sewing day and night with no tiresome cooking, cleaning, or work to get in the way.
Then to my great delight the Sew & Sail director Jamie emailed me soon after our cruise ended to ask me if I’d like to come on Sew & Sail 7… this time as an instructor on an exciting 10 day serger themed cruise to Newport, Charleston, and Bermuda!
You know how much I love quilts, and finishing quilts, and quilt-as-you-go projects, so I put all of these things together when I designed this gorgeous QAYG reversible quilt that you can finish entirely on a serger!
I think I’ll call this quilt ‘Sensation at Sea.’
And did I tell you they are bringing new Babylock Triumph sergers for everyone to use? Don’t worry about bringing a machine, you’ll be spoiled beyond belief when you get to make 4 different projects on the Triumph including my 60” quilt!
It doesn’t matter if you are new to serging, or have been using a serger for years, you will go home an expert after 10 days of sewing and serging bliss.
The actual fabrics for our quilt kits haven’t been finalized yet, but I’ll be sure to let you know when they are. I get to choose the fabrics and I’m waiting to see what new collections come out before we leave next year. You can be sure I’m going to pick a gorgeous line that will go perfectly with my reversible quilt design.
The kit for this serger quilt project will include pre-cut fabrics and batting for every bit of it. If you choose, you can actually go home with a finished quilt! I heard that my class is first on the lineup so you will be able to use your free sewing time to work on your quilt for the rest of the voyage (if you want to, of course).
And… here’s my favorite part: My sister Kat is coming with me to be my assistant and we are enrolled as students for all the other classes!
How could I go otherwise? I refuse to be left out of the fun just because I will be teaching two days.
I’m also excited to explore the beautiful and historic destinations of Newport, Charleston, and Bermuda!
I wonder what quilt shops we’ll find.
Sew & Sail 5 (for next February) is already full. Sew & Sail 6 and 7 were just announced yesterday and I’m sure they will fill quickly too. If you want to come with us book soon.
Psst… the price listed on the flyer is the cruise line’s ‘retail price.’ They run specials all the time so call now to see what the actual cost is. It’s almost always lower unless that sailing is filling too fast. The phone number for the Sew & Sail travel agent is 401-441-1986.
II can’t wait to see cruising friends from Sew & Sail 4 while making new sewing friends on Sew & Sail 7!