Monday, February 2, 2015


Want to join us on a cruise?  Here is a cruise with Cactus Quilts, we leave pout of Galveston, so it's close for some of us.  We'll be highlighting cruises all week.  We've got quite a few you can still join us on.

Cactus Quilts presents
2nd Annual Quilting Cruise 

Cactus Quilts presents
2nd Annual Quilting Cruise

Royal Caribbean's 'Navigator of the Seas'

Date:  April 12 - 19, 2015

Type:  7 Day cruise  
  • Galveston to Falmouth, Jamaica;
  • George Town, Grand Cayman;  
  • Cozumel, Mexico  
  • plus Quilting Classes/ Workshops during 3 fun sea days
Experience a life-time adventure that cruising has to offer with three unique ports of call plus quilting classes.  Our Quilting classes/ Workshops are held during "at sea" days and we schedule classes outside of port time.  Our goal is to make your quilting/cruising experience a true pleasure and memorable.  The quilting classes will challenge the quilter by adding some new tools/ techniques to their quilting tool box,  while achieving success. We will live, laugh, learn, and go home with lots of memories of our  quilting cruise. Cactus Quilts cruise Teachers includes:  Veronica Cox, Lynn Roddy Brown and Karen E. Overton. The three quilting classes are listed below..     

Cruise Schedule
Day                Port ***                 
12-Apr            Galveston, Texas       4:30 PM (Depart)  

    Welcome Aboard Gathering  
13-Apr            Cruising/ Quilting Class                         
14-Apr            Cruising/ Quilting Class              
15-Apr            Falmouth, Jamaica            
16-Apr            George Town, Grand Cayman                
17-Apr            Cozumel, Mexico              
18-Apr            Cruising/ Quilting Class and Final Gathering                  
19-Apr            Galveston, Texas     7:00 AM (Arrive)     

*** Cruising Schedule is subject to change.          

 Call Today Cruises by Al & Pat Magee (713-729-3040) to book your passage and call us (409-965-9778) to sign-up for the classes.

  For additional information please go to

01 - Quiltsmart Mini Mariner's Compass

Instructor: Veronica Cox

Veronica will teach you to navigate your way with a short cut to piecing this classic quilt pattern. Using a special interfacing made by Quiltsmart, you will be able to complete this intricate quilt in a fast and easy way. The completed mariner's compass block measures 21" x 21".

Kit includes the pattern, fabrics and Quiltsmart special interfacing.

02 - Puss in a Corner
Instructor: Lynn Roddy Brown 

This class is to be a fun, no pressure day of sewing. Lynn will cover scrap quilt theory, precise piecing and designing on a wall. Fabrics from you stash can be used to make this delightfully scrappy version of a traditional Puss in a Corner quilt. The 64" x 81" size is great for naps. The wonderful thing about scrap quilts is that if you are having fun you can make a larger quilt but if you want to stop with a smaller project that also works.

Kit includes the pattern and fabrics.

03 - Illuminated Journey©2014 Karen Overton

This is an original design by Karen Overton celebrating the 2015 Quilting Cruise offered by Cactus Quilts. The design is based on Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Designs Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Ruler and project sheet. The centers are the same but you will have the two of different border treatments, one quilt with Piano Keys Border measuring 38" x 38" and other with the Diamonds Border measures 32"x32". Kits will be available in two color options (light or dark background).

Kit includes Fabric and Pattern.  Required tools will be sold separately. 

Quick Links
Cactus Quilts
1811 6th St. N.
Texas City, Tx 77590
(409) 965-9778
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm | 

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