Dear quilters and friends,
Looking for something a little closer to home? Join us for a West Coast cruise that explores the great state of California! We’ll sail round trip from San Diego, California on board Holland America’s newer ship, Koningsdam.
Quilt Shop Tours
In addition to some great ports in California, Holland America has two exclusive tours just for our group (both include a light lunch):
- San Francisco
Depart the pier for downtown San Francisco. Head down to the main commercial boulevard, Market Street, for time at Britex Fabrics, a landmark store with six decades of history selling fabrics of all varieties. Cross the Bay Area’s other famous bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, en route to the famous college town of Berkeley. The first stop is the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles, a haven for the textile community that was established as an extension of the Lacis Store. Read more…
- Santa Barbara
Enjoy a series of quilt shop visits along the central California coast. Start the day with a short drive south along the beautiful coastline to the small seaside town of Carpinteria, to Roxanne’s, A Wish and A Dream. Roxanne’s is a quilting, knitting and needlework shop where the décor is just as interesting as their offerings. Read more…
Quilting and “sewcializing”
Our quilt classes are held during our “at sea” days. As usual, we bring you a variety of classes from which to choose, taught by three award-winning, renowned instructors in the world of quilting: Chardel Blaine, Christina Fairley Erickson and Ana Buzzalino. Please note: there are no sewing machines provided or required for this cruise!
You’ll be part of a warm group of fun-loving people who share a common interest in quilting. You’ll have the pleasure of making new friends and joining in on “sewcial” activities, including a “Welcome Aboard” orientation, a Challenge Block contest and a Show & Tell at the “farewell” party.
Consider bringing a friend, your spouse or your family – non-quilters are always welcome to join us and will have many activities to pursue while you are in class.
We’re really looking forward to returning for another Quilt Seminar at Sea, and hope you can join us!
Chardel Blaine, Christina Fairley Erickson and Ana Buzzalino
Quilt Seminars at Sea