Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sew Much Fun on the Sew Fun Cruise!!

Hello Bear Thread Designs friends! You may remember when I sat down with Pat Sloan in our July Artist Investigation, she mentioned how much she enjoys traveling and relaxing on cruises. Well, it took a little bit of begging, but I am happy to say that I will be going on my frirst cruise when I join Veronica on the Round Bobbin's 2013 Sew Fun Cruise through the Western Caribbean!!

I am so excited! I'm hoping you'll be able to join me on my adventure. The Sew Fun Cruise, is set to lift anchor from New Orleans, LA, on February 16 for a week long adventure through the Caribbean stopping in ports such as Falmouth, Jamaica Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas!

I can't wait! I wonder if the captain will let me have a hand, er ..."paw" at the wheel for a bit?

Veronica has been teaching on Round Bobbin cruises since they first started and have participated in all with the exception of the Panama Canal cruise. "Its really been an amazing experience for me to teach and meet with all these quilters," says Veronica. "Every year there is something new for us to enjoy."

This year Veronica will teaching 6 hands-on classes and giving 3 lectures on the cruise ... and if I am not swimming or eating at the buffet, I'll be with her.
  • Sunday, February 17: Totes on the Go!
    8 am – Noon, Room A, Kit Fee $25
    We'll make this great tote bag to tote all of our goodies back home in. Kit is pre-cut.
  • Sunday February 17: Grandmother's Flower Garden
    12:30 pm – 2 pm, Room D, Kit fee $20
    Learn English Paper Piecing while making a Grandmother's Flower Garden. Once you learn the technique, you'll be hooked. Kit fee $20.00. Pay to instructor at class time.
  • Sunday, February 17: Poppy Magic
    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Room D, Kit fee $20
    Learn how to hand applique the easy way. We'll use interfacing to make this a very easy class. If you want to needle turn and join us, that's ok too. Kits are pre-cut. $20.00
  • Sunday, February 17: Mystery Night Sewing – Red Hot Mama
    8 pm – 10 pm, Room A, Kit Fee $20
    Instructor: Veronica Cox
    Join Veronica for a special mystery class. You will be sewing something special that you can use during the cruise and beyond.
  • Monday, February 18: Miniature Quilts (Lecture)
    8:30 am – 9:30 am, Room C
    Learn all the tricks to make perfect miniatures. Come and see the newest way with printed interfacing and how is it used in some timeless patterns.
  • Monday, February 18: One Hour Shirt
    12:30 pm – 2 pm, Room D, Kit Fee $20
    Using one piece of fabric, we will sew, cut and sew some more. You will walk away with a cute shirt made from black rayon. Cost of fabic kit is $20.00.
  • Monday, February 18: Go! Mystery Baby
    2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Room D, Kit Fee $20
    Join Veronica in a mystery cutting class using the Go! Baby that you will be receiving as a bonus on this cruise. We'll make something you can use and if you have any questions or problems, we'll be right there to help. $20 kit fee
  • Friday, February 22: Walk on the Wild Side (Lecture)
    11 am – Noon, Room C
    This lecture demonstrates how to use The Applique Pressing Sheet and fusible web to create amazing raw eges applique quilts. Quilts included in this lecture are a Wildlife Series, African Series and Wildflowers. Learn all the tricks and tips in this lecture that includes a demo and question and answer session. Also learn how to make 3-D pieces for your quilts.
  • Friday, February 22: The Goose is Loose (lecture)
    1 pm – 2 pm, Room C
    Come and learn all of the different ways to make flying geese. There are a ton of different rulers and methods out there. We'll explore different ways to make the traditional geese as well as the new ways that have you making geese in the round and of varying widths and lengths.

There are a variety of classes and programs for you to participate in, so hurry and sign up now before they fill. Other instructors include, Kaye Woods, Pam Damour, Nancy Fiedler and Mary Korpal.

There is no need to pack your sewing machine because Janome will be providing machine for the cruise. Just throw your bathing suit and bermuda shorts in a bag and meet us in New Orleans!

So here's some other details that you may find helpful:
  • Prices start at $937 for inside cabins, but there are also rooms with ocean view, balcony view, and atrium view. Prices are based on availability and are per person, based on double occupancy (which means bring a friend!) The price does include taxes and fees.
  • Included in the price is class fees, shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, most meals, some beverages and most onboard entertainment.
  • Prices do NOT include kit fees for classes which are paid to the instructor at class time,  
  • Cabins and classes fill fast so Round Bobbin suggests you book by Septemeber 30, 2012.
Round Bobbin would like us to add that:

We are going to have a Wackiest Cruise Outfit contest for the cruise.Wear your wackiest cruise outfit and you could win $250. Wacky Cruise Clothes Day will be held during the cruise only for our group. One person from our group will win $250 for the wackiest cruise clothes. Second place will win $100, third place will win $75. Get ready, register today for the cruise and start working on your wacky cruise outfit.

If you have questions please call (800) 473-9464. To sign-up for this cruise contact Bonnie Greenberg at CruiseOne at (800) 784-4480.

** Royal Caribbean reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuels exceeds $65 per barrel.

I really hope you'll join us!  If I'm not out wandering the ship looking for some ladies to sunbathe with, I'll be joining Veronica at her classes and lectures, so stop in and take a picture with me!

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