Quilting Classes

Please read the class descriptions below. You will be assured of being placed in two and a half 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.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

9:00am to 3:30pm, Lunch Break from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Monday, June 13, 2022

9:00am to Noon

Lucy Boston Patchwork of Crosses
Instructor Chardel Blaine

Lucy Boston’s Patchwork of the Crosses quilt is filled with endless possibilities for fussy cut-ting and clever fabric placement. English Paper Piecing is an old technique made new with modern techniques.

With an assortment of fabrics that have motifs that cry out to be highlighted, along with calmer coordinates that allow the eye to rest, you’ll be on your way to a quilt that says, “Wow!” It’s the perfect portable project. We will start on a 4-block sampler that you can finish as a wall hanging – or keep going until you have a quilt like Lucy’s original 56-block beauty.

Skill Level: Skill Builder (for the more experienced EPP quilter)

Harbor Waterwheel
Instructor Jeanette Walton
Learn to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way! Waterwheel allows you to learn a new technique or to try out a fast project, so you can create the perfect souvenir of our Alaskan trip. Jeanette will show you techniques and organization tips which can be used on all your quilting projects.

Sewing machines will be provided for this class

Skill Level: Skill Builder for the Experienced Quilter

Monarch Butterfly
Instructor Linda M. Poole

Explore wholecloth painting with Linda! You will learn to paint, blend, and shade with Der-went® Inktense pencils and pigments, then add doodle designs to your butterfly to make it your one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

Learning from Linda, an experienced painter and quilt in-structor, will make this a class to remember and give you the confidence to use this technique again and again. She promises that “anyone can do this!”

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

Northern Lights
Instructor Gail Garber
Learn to master all aspects of these techniques with Gail’s PTSD mantra, from how to determine what sizes to cut, to the beauty of stitching on freezer paper — because the fabric adheres to the pa-per when pressed, eliminating puckers and pleats common to other foundation mediums. It is incredibly accurate with perfect points and intersections! Also learn fool proof curved seam piecing to join sections together.

Sewing machines provided for this class.

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

Friday, Jun 17, 2022

9:00am to 3:30pm, Lunch Break from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Grizzly Crossing
Instructor Chardel Blaine
Will you see grizzlies on your Alaska adventure? Bear Paw blocks will remind you of the wildlife that inhabits the wilderness. With fast and accurate 8-at-a-time half square triangles, we will have these bears on the run in no time, but you will still have your 30-inch square quilt to remember them by.

Sewing machines provided for this class.

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

Alaskan Starbaby
Instructor Jeanette Walton
Learn to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way and create this sensational souvenir of our visit to Alaska. This pattern creates a quick gift, is a great stash buster, and will make you fall in love with paper piecing. Each pattern comes with enough papers to make (2) samples! Jeanette will walk you through the paper piecing technique step-by-step to make this fast, fun and easy quilt. Contact Jeanette for options to make it bigger. Yes, you can do that!

Sewing machines will be provided for this class

Skill Level: Skill Builder for the Experienced Quilter

Little Helpers
Instructor Linda M. Poole
Learn to color, blend, shade, outline and paint these whimsical little birds perched on a pin-cushion and a spool of thread. Linda’s technique eliminates stitching many pieces together. Learning from Linda, an experienced painter and quilt instructor, on how to make your paint-ed applique quilt a one of a kind masterpiece.

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

Little Fishies
Instructor Gail Garber
Little Fishies in Bright Colors – what could be better! It seems especially appropriate as we cruise marveling at the finned creatures that call the inland passage home. Learn to make Perfect Circles and other shapes to enhance your design. Project will be fused or hand appliqued and can be decoratively stitched later. Join Gail for this fun and relaxing class as we quilt our way through Alaska!

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

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!