Hawaii Quilt Seminar at Sea

18 Days • December 5 – 23, 2021
Visit The Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu, while also enjoying dedicated sewing time and classes from instructors Jeanette Walton, Kathy Wylie, Pat Delaney and Kathy McNeil.
2021 Hawaii Quilt Cruise

Quilting Classes

Please read the class descriptions below. You will be assured of being placed in three days of classes. Class assignments and supply lists will be mailed to you along with your notice for final payment 90 days prior to departure. Classes are open to all levels of ability, unless otherwise stated in the description.

Tuesay, December 7, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm; Lunch Break from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Class Title Instructor
Hoaloa Waterwheel Jeanette Walton

Hoaloa Waterwheel"Hoaloha" means "friend" in Hawaiian. Learn to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way while we cruise the beauti-ful Hawaiian waters and make new friends! We will use The Waterwheel pattern from Judy Niemeyer, which can be made by the paper piecing beginner or anyone who wants to learn a new technique. Hoaloha will be a perfect souvenir of our time at sea and friends we'll always remember!

Sewing machines will be provided for this class.
Skill level: Skill builder (for the more experienced quilter).

Folded Fabric Flowers – Haku Lei Kathy Wylie

Folded Fabric FlowersA wreath of flowers is a symbol of affection in Hawaiian culture. In this class, you will learn how to make folded fabric flowers and assemble them into a Haku Lei (a flower crown). These pretty little blossoms are fun and easy to make and can be used to embellish almost anything!

Skill level: Fun for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Tropical Flora Pat Delaney

Tropical FloraCome play with me! Our cruise project is a wall hanging using a beautiful tropical fabric. We will use a technique with watercolor pencils and stitching to create "shadow images" continuing the design into the solid fabric. Once the image is in place we'll layer the quilt and use free motion stitching and color to finish up. You will end up with a quilt that can become a wall hanging or pillow and have a permanent memory of a fantastic vacation.

Sewing machines will be provided for this class.
Skill level:
Advanced beginner to intermediate.

Honu, Green Sea Turtle Kathy McNeil

Honu, Green Sea TurtleThe green sea turtle or Honu is a symbol of good luck. From ancient Hawaiians to now, the Honu represents the navigator, or the eternal link between man, the land and the sea. One Hawaiian legend tells of a large Honu, Kauila, who would transform into a human girl and served as protector of all the Keiki (children). Create your own Honu to in-voke magical memories of this cruise.There is lots to learn and with two days and our open sew evenings, you will have lots of time to work on this project.

Skill level: For for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Thursday, December 9, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm; Lunch Break from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Class Title Instructor
Ocean Breeze Hawaii Jeanette Walton

Ocean BreezeThe curves in this top are as gentle as an ocean breeze...easy peasy! The layout pictured is completed using fab-rics only, but you can add paper piecing designs of your choice (called Charm Elements) for more of a challenge! All designs are from the Windy Day book from Quiltworx.com, which features six layouts ranging from a small wall quilt to quilts large enough for a twin size bed. Complete the layout shown using your favorite fabrics to make a fun quilt, perfect for just about any occasion! You can make yours larger or smaller.

Sewing machines will be provided for this class.
Skill level: Fun for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Hawaiian Snowflake Kathy Wylie

Hawaiian SnowflakeHawaiian appliqué is like a paper snowflake filled with symbolism. In this class, you will learn how to design and pattern your own snowflake block featuring iconic Hawaiian imagery. Use the appliqué method of your choice to complete your custom keepsake.

Skill level: Fun for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Quilt the Mini Pat Delaney

Quilt the MiniPlan out fresh ideas for machine quilting by stitching out a mini, pre-marked, whole cloth quilt. The 18" x 18" size makes a doable project. You will receive a handout booklet with lots of ideas and stitch designs to fill backgrounds beyond the usual grid. Refresh your ideas for traditional or modern quilts. You will find many designs to use on your next quilt-mini or full size. You'll learn to adapt hand quilting motifs to finish with your machine. I've done mine as a sampler to display a variety of motifs. This is a great project to fin-ish as a pillow or small table piece.

Sewing machines will be provided for this class.
Skill level:
Fun for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Borders & Art Media Kathy McNeil

BordersLet's take it up a notch. The quilt is done. Do your borders enhance the "Visual Impact" of your quilts? Kathy's in-teractive presentation will dazzle you with photos, design tips, and samples to help you choose the best styles and sizes of borders to razzle dazzle your own finish line. We will cover a lot of ideas in the morning. The afternoon session will introduce you to the joys of using different Art mediums to enhance your border projects. Kathy will demonstrate, metallic Tsukineko inks, Ink tense pencils, transparent water color paint crayons for over dying and shading, shadow trapunto, adding text to your borders, and foiling. Practice painted appliquéd on your pre-printed parrot blocks. We will discuss how best to use each of these wonderful options on your next quilting or border pro-ject!

Skill level: Fun for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Friday, December 17, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm; Lunch Break from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 19, 2021 (Continued)9:00 am - 3:30 pm; Lunch Break from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Class Title Instructor
Cabin at the Beach Jeanette Walton

Cabin at the BeachLearn to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way! Fast, fun, and easy, this is a great beginner pattern to learn the ba-sics of foundation paper piecing. The units are designed using a technique where the curved sections of the pieced blocks are cut away after the paper piecing of the log cabin block is completed. The cut-a-way sections are then replaced with the circling flying geese units. This project is fat-quarter friendly, using a combination of (4) light and (4) dark fat quarters. Don't worry – the curves are easy peasy!

Sewing machines will be provided for this class.
Skill level: Advanced beginner to intermediate.

Hawaiian Christmas Kathy Wylie

Hawaiian ChristmasGet in the spirit of the season with this festive holiday project. On day one, we will use strip- and paper-piecing methods to assemble the Christmas tree border; then on day two, we will add a wreath of candles and holly using fu-sible appliqué. This cheery quilt could hang on a wall, cover a table top, or make a great gift!

Sewing machines will be provided forthe first day of this class.
Skill level:
Fun for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Iced Blueberries Pat Delaney

Iced BlueberriesA two color quilt is an absolute classic, always beautiful and timeless. This beauty works in a two fabric scheme or a two color collection of many fabrics. Choose a basic kit of cream background fabric and add your own color(s) or choose the full kit with Pat's blue scrap fabrics. Pat's original border flows around the quilt edge with berries, flowers and leaves framing the pieced half square triangle blocks. The finishing touch is the tiny shark tooth border that complements the center blocks. This two day class will focus on machine piecing, machine blanket-stitch fused applique, and paper pieced edge border.

Sewing machines will be provided for this class.
Skill level:
Fun for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Octopus Garden Party Kathy McNeil

Octopus Garden PartyStep into the world of pictorial quilting while having fun creating your unique under the sea quilt. You will need to bring a pre-made background ready to add your octopus too. Save time and concentrate on having fun together with Kathy's kits all made for you. Just cut your pre fused shapes and finger press the fused fabric pieces to your back-ground. Add novelty fussy cut images to personalize your quilt. The complete pattern is 21 x 24.

Skill level: Fun for all (perfect for all levels of experience).

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Round Robin Sampler: No need to sign up in advance.

Class notes: Holding a quilt seminar on a cruise ship is a unique experience. Sometimes there are space and time challenges that prevent our being able to be "project oriented" and we must concentrate more on process. It is very unlikely that you will have an absolutely finished project at the end of a class. It is helpful if your expectations match these realities. But regardless of how far you are able to progress, our instructors are professionals—some of the best in the quilting world—and we know you will learn many new techniques and have a wonderful experience!