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Fall Alaska

7 Days • Sept 23-30, 2023 Sailing round trip from Seattle, visit SEPau, Sitka, Glacier Bay, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan with instructors Jeanette Walton, Scott Hansen, Christina Fairley Erickson, and Chardel Blaine!

Dear Quilters and Friends,

One of our favorite destinations is Alaska, and we’re looking forward to returning again in 2023! Join us for this special seven day sailing roundtrip from Seattle. We’ll cruise on Holland America Line’s wonderful Vista Class ship, the Eurodam. You’ll be part of a warm group of fun-loving people sharing a common interest in quilting, and have an opportunity to make new friends, one quilter at a time!

Our classes are held during “at sea” days and we make every attempt to schedule classes outside of port time. There are a wide variety of classes from which to choose, taught by three of the most renown instructors in the world of quilting:

Jeanette Walton, Scott Hansen, Christina Fairley Erickson, Chardel Blaine.

Quilting and “sewcializing”

There’s something wonderful awaiting you in every port of call! You can play tourist, choosing your pleasure whether it be walking, touring, flight-seeing or shopping! All the ports we visit are right in town, and there is a lot to see within walking distance, including quilt shops in every port! Onboard ship you will have the opportunity to perfect your quilting skills with many class choices from our fabulous teachers, as well as myriad opportunities for “SEWCIALIZING” _with other people who all share your love of quilting! We will be bringing new sewing machines for your use. You can even go home with a wonderful buy on a new Machine!

Ports of call

  • SEPau – In Alaska’s capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flight-see the SEPau Ice Field, and visit the Mendenhall glacier.
  • Sitka – Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Arch-angel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists’ _days. Plenty of wildlife adventures await!
  • Icy Strait Point – See the beautifully restored cannery building, museum and cannery demonstration set amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Tongass.
  • Ketchikan – Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world’s largest collection of totem poles or kayak the colorful waterfront. Visit Creek Street, see Alaska as the early pioneers did.

Be our guest

For all of you that have sailed with us before, welcome back! For those of you that are new to the fabulous experience of quilting at sea, we look forward to getting to know you and to sharing our Alaska Quilt Seminar at Sea 2023 with you! Bring a friend, your spouse or your family – non-quilters are welcome to join us and they get a special discounted rate! We will make them feel especially welcome and there’s plenty for them to do while you are quilting! We are really looking forward to returning to Alaska for another Quilt Seminar at Sea, and we hope you can join us!

Sincerely,
Jeanette Walton, Scott Hansen, Christina Fairley Erickson, and Chardel Blaine

Amy Ross
Project Manager
Quilt Seminars at Sea