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Alaskan Forest – Quilting Cruise

September 16 – 23, 2023

Come see the majesty and beauty of Alaska!

With mountains to climb, rivers to raft, glaciers to coo over and a bevy of bears to photograph, Alaska is the ultimate wilderness. From the moment you arrive, the raw, unspoiled beauty of the USA’s 49th state is almost overwhelming.  And, oh, the trees.  Everywhere you look as we sail along the coast – Trees, Trees and more Trees.  It’s an amazing site to behold!  Don’t miss out on one of our most popular destinations!

 

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About the Educator:

I’ve been sewing since my teens and quilting for more than 25 years. My first quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day. Since I had a king sized bed, it made sense to me to make a king sized quilt. Go big or go home, right? That quilt was in shades of mauve and dusty blue (hello mid ’80’s!) Let’s just say my fabric tastes have changed since then!

I consider myself a modern quilter, with traditional roots. I’m the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild and love speaking to different groups and sharing the modern aesthetic. I’m foremost a teacher. I teach modern quilting classes in local shops, guilds and shows across the country.

I’m a contributing author to the book Classic Modern Quilts and a featured quilter in The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood, and 50 Little Gifts published by Lucky Spool. You can frequently find my work in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine, Modern Patchwork Magazine and Curated Quilts Magazine.

Let’s connect! You can find me on my blog: www.heatherkojan.com or on Instagram @heatherkojan.

 

About the Project:

Heather is busy designing a new project for this cruise.  It will be called Alaskan Forest and will be based on trees of course.  More information will be available soon about the project as Heather completes the design.  In the meantime, you can visit her blog to see more of her technique style:  www.heatherkojan.com or on Instagram @heatherkojan.

 

Itinerary:

  • 16 September 2023:     Depart Seattle, Washington at 4pm
  • 17 September 2023:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea – Welcome Aboard Reception – Evening Open Sewing
  • 18 September 2023:     Morning Quilting and Cruising – Juneau, Alaska from 1pm to 10pm
  • 19 September 2023:     Morning Glacier Bay and Scenic Cruising – Afternoon Quilting and Cruising – Icy Strait, Alaska from 6pm to 10pm
  • 20 September 2023:     Sitka, Alaska from 8am to 5pm – Evening Open Sewing
  • 21 September 2023:     Ketchikan, Alaska from 7am to 1pm – Afternoon Quilting and Cruising – Evening Open Sewing
  • 22 September 2023:     Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea – Farewell Reception – Victoria, British Columbia from 6pm to 11:30pm
  • 23 September 2023:     Arrive Seattle, Washington at 7am

 

About the Ship:

We will be sailing onboard the beautiful Holland America ms Eurodam. Holland America Line’s first Signature-class ship, Eurodam has recently received many exciting updates. Guests cruising on this graceful ship can enjoy the full Music Walk™ experience, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Explore onboard at BBC Earth Experiences.  Enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table programming.

Features of this ship include:

  • Main Stage
  • BBC Earth productions
  • Game Shows
  • Lectures
  • Screening Room – Movies with popcorn
  • America’s Test Kitchen
  • BB Kings Club
  • Digital Workshops
  • Fitness Center
  • Casino
  • Music Walk
  • Several bars and lounges to choose from
  • 2 pools, 5 whirlpools
  • Sports Court
  • Retreat – Adult only sun-deck (fee-based)

 

Package Includes:

  • Onboard accommodations
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Quilting and Cruising at Sea
  • Complete quilt top kit
  • Scheduled Open Sewing Hours
  • Welcome Aboard Reception
  • Group Dining
  • Farewell Reception
  • Machines provided by:

 

 

 

 

Pricing:  ALL PRICING IS IN USD.

Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.  Other categories and occupancy are available upon request.  Pricing is subject to change until booked and deposited in full.

Interior staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed and private bathroom with shower. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer.

Stateroom Size:151 – 233 sq ft *

 

 

 

Category L:            Rooms are on Decks 4, 5, 6, 7 Forward and Aft             

$2113 per Quilter             $1613 per NonQuilter

 

Category K:           Rooms are on Decks 4, 5, 6 Forward and Aft                 

$2133 per Quilter             $1633 per NonQuilter

 

Oceanview staterooms feature a picture window, two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, and private bathroom with tub/shower combination. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer.

Stateroom Size:174 – 180 sq ft *

 

 

 

 

Category D:              Rooms are on Deck 1 Forward                 

$2513 per Quilter                     $2013 per NonQuilter

 

Category C:              Rooms are on Deck 1 Midship                 

$2483 per Quilter                      $1983 per NonQuilter

 

Verandah staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a door that opens to a private balcony, two lower beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, sitting area, and private bathroom with tub/shower combination. All staterooms include bathrobes, Elemis bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit, flat-panel TV and DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and hair dryer.

Stateroom Size: 212 – 359 sq ft *

 

 

 

Category VD:                  Rooms are on Decks 6, 7 – Forward and Aft               

$2763 per Quilter           $2263 per NonQuilter

 

Category VC:                  Rooms are on Decks 4, 5, 6 Forward and Aft & 8-Rear Facing   

$2803 per Quilter;  $2303 per NonQuilter

 

Category VB:                  Rooms are on Decks 4, 5, 6, 7 – Forward, Aft and Rear Facing  

$2843 per Quilter   $2343 per NonQuilter

 

Category VA:                  Rooms are on Deck 8 – Midship           

$2883 per Quilter           $2383 per NonQuilter

 

 

 

Payment Schedule:  Monthly Payment Plans are Available Upon Request

(Pricing and availability are subject to change at any time unless booked and deposited)

$350 per person deposit is due at the time of booking.

Deposit #2 – $350 per person is due by 1 May 2022

Final balance due on or before 1 June 2023

**Trip/Travel Insurance through Travel Guard will be quoted by email following the original deposit.

***Cancellation Fees Apply (see Terms and Conditions when registering for details)

 

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