Batiks of Bali Quilt Exploration

14 Days • December 5 – 19, 2022
Finish 2022 on a high note by cruising to Indonesia! Join other quilters as you cruise from bustling cities to small villages and to Komodo Island, home of the largest lizards in the world.
Batiks of Bali Quilt Cruise
Each Quilt Explorations cruise revolves around a specific quilting experience presented exclusively by one quilting expert. Intimate and upscale, these unique cruises help you explore quilting in ways you never imagined.

Dear quilters and friends,

2022 brings a unique opportunity to experience the fabric haven of Indonesia! This Quilt Explorations exclusive cruise and tour will sail on Holland America's Westerdam.

Discover the rich traditions of Bali

This 14-day cruise of a lifetime begins and ends in Singapore. Visit the Indonesian ports of Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Probolinggo, Lombok, Komodo Island and overnight on board ship in magical Bali. Tours along the way in the ports will show you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Indonesian fabric industry.

We will visit the biggest textile market in South East Asia, Tanah Abang Market, on Jakarta. While on Java, we will not only visit traditional markets, but observe the process of making batiks. Once you've observed, step in and learn from a batik expert as they guide you through designing and creating your own hand-made batik to bring home! While in Bali, visit the center of Balinese hand-woven fabric, and find streets dedicated to fabric!

Round out the cruise with a tour to Komodo Island where you can visit the amazing Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat.

With lectures, shopping time and surprises along the way, this will be an unforgettable trip of a lifetime! To know the exact schedule and route of the cruise, view the detailed itinerary.

I hope you can join us!

Amy Ross
Group Coordinator
Quilt Seminars at Sea