Quilting Classes

Please read the class descriptions below. 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.

Note: No machines will be required or provided for these classes.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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

Cobblestone Mosaic
Instructor Kathy Wylie
Solomon’s Knot is a traditional decorative motif often used in ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Recreate the look of a cobblestone mosaic using fusible appliqué in this fun and easy workshop. Pre-fused Stonehenge fabric strips in the class kit will get you started right away!
Venetian Mask Mosaic
Instructor Kathy McNeil

Learn an easy method to raw edge fuse appliquéd mosaic shapes. We leave a small space for your background “ grouting” to show thru. The tradition of the mask started in the 13th century when Venetians would hold celebrations and parties from December 26th until the start of Lent and wear elaborate masks to conceal their identity. These parties were the only time when the lower and upper classes mingled together.

You will have fun creating your own iconic wallhanging, reminding us of this amazing cruise together. Bring a story about who is behind your mask!

We will have so much fun creating this iconic image of Venice. Quilt this at home, and then add beads or crystals to add even more visual delight

Sunday, July 03, 2022

9:00am to Noon instruction, open sewing 1:30 to 3:30

Turkish Tile
Instructor Kathy Wylie

The hexagonal shape and complex geometry used in Turkish tile designs would be challenging to reproduce in fabric with traditional piecing techniques.

In this class, you will discover how easily it can be done using an adaptation of English Paper Piecing (without the paper).

Kit in-cludes fabric and templates to make one hexagon block.

Art Media for Quilters
Instructor Kathy McNeil
This class 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 dy-ing and shading, shadow trapunto, adding text to your borders, and super fun foiling.
Practice painted appliquéd on your pre-printed Alexandrine parrot. This is a medium-sized parrot. It is named after Alexander the Great, who transported numerous birds from Punjab to various European and Mediterranean countries and regions, where they were prized by the royalty, nobility and warlords. We will practice painting these parrot blocks in class. They have been pre-fused for you to use on your next quilting or border project!

Friday, July 08, 2022

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

Murano Monogram
Instructor Kathy Wylie

Create your own custom monogram block that sparkles like Venetian Murano glass. In this class, you will learn five ways to make turned-edge fabric circles for hand appliqué.

We will also explore a variety of project ideas using other medium such as buttons and beads, wool, markers and more. Kit includes circle templates and the monogram pattern of your choice.

Santorini Blue
Instructor Kathy McNeil
Plunge into Landscape quilting to create beautiful memories of our adventure together. Kathy will share easy secrets for creating perspective and depth through simple tricks of fabric selection. This project will be fast and fun with fused appliqué. We will also learn about the snippet technique and how to use fabric paint crayons to create shading in the water and buildings.
We will finish with a discussion on Machine applique raw edges and quilting the pictorial quilt. You will complete the borders and quilting at home.

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!