June 11 – 18, 2023
Come along and navigate the stars of the 50th state!
Alaska is known as the Last Frontier and what a beautiful frontier it is. As one of our most popular destinations, we know this will fill up quickly. We hope you will join us for this unforgettable and amazing adventure!
About the Educator:
Heather’s passion for quilt design is founded in her past as a landscape oil painter and her desire to be creative. She first tried quilting in 1995 but didn’t catch the quilting bug until 2011 when she designed, pieced and hand quilted her first queen size quilt. Shortly after that she discovered modern quilting and from that point on Heather has been designing and making quilts whenever possible. Her quilts and patterns have been featured in various quilting magazines and online publications. Heather has had quilts displayed at international, national and regional quilt shows. Her quilts have hung at International Quilt Festival, AQS QuiltWeek, QuiltCon, MQX, Road to California and many more. Her Urban Trek Quilt won First place Use of Negative Space at Quiltcon in Pasadena, CA.
Along with quilting, Heather also has an ever-expanding line of quilt patterns and has branched out into textile designs with three fabric collections with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, Sketchbook, Road Trip and Mod Textures. She has written two books, Quilt Modern Curves & Bold Stripes and Design Make Quilt Modern, both published by Stash Books.
Heather lives in the Pacific Northwest and attended college in Pennsylvania. Many of her designs are inspired by the landscape in her home and surrounding states and of memories of exploring the United States with her family.
To see more of Heather’s work, visit her website: quiltachusetts.com.
This site has my shop, a blog, and is how I send out my newsletters.
About the Project: POLE STAR
- 11 June 2023: Depart from Seattle at 4pm – Make & Take with Janome
- 12 June 2023: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea – Welcome Aboard Reception – Evening Open Sewing
- 13 June 2023: Morning Quilting and Cruising – Juneau from 1pm to 9pm
- 14 June 2023: Morning Quilting and Cruising – Scenic Cruising and Hubbard Glacier – Evening Open Sewing
- 15 June 2023: Sitka, Alaska from 8am to 4pm – Evening Open Sewing
- 16 June 2023: Ketchikan, Alaska from 7am to 1pm – Afternoon Quilting and Cruising – Evening Open Sewing
- 17 June 2023: Quilting and Cruising Day at Sea – Farewell Reception – Victoria, BC from 6pm to 11:30pm
- 18 June 2023: Arrive Seattle at 7am – Disembarkation per Holland America
About the Ship:
We will be sailing onboard the beautiful Holland America ms Westerdam. Superbly refreshed, Westerdam cruise ship features excellent bar, entertainment and dining venues, plus completely reimagined suites. Westerdam is a fascinating destination in her own right and has won multiple Best Cruise Ship awards. On board, enjoy live entertainment with Music Walk™, including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Feel immersed on your cruise with regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with EXC Port to Table. Enrich your travel experience at the new Exploration Central atop the ship.
Features of this ship include:
- Main Stage
- BBC Earth productions
- Game Shows
- Screening Room – Movies with popcorn
- America’s Test Kitchen
- BB Kings Club
- Digital Workshops
- Fitness Center
- Music Walk
- Several bars and lounges to choose from
- 2 pools, 5 whirlpools
- Sports Court
- Retreat – Adult only sun-deck (fee-based)
- Onboard accommodations
- Port fees and taxes
- Quilting and Cruising at Sea
- Complete quilt top kit
- Schedule 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
$2123 per Quilter $1623 per NonQuilter
Category K: Rooms are on Decks 4, 5, 6 Forward and Aft
$2143 per Quilter $1643 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
$2493 per Quilter $1993 per NonQuilter
Category C: Rooms are on Deck 1 Midship
$2523 per Quilter $2023 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
$2873 per Quilter $2373 per NonQuilter
Category VC: Rooms are on Decks 4, 5, 6 Forward and Aft & 8-Rear Facing
$2913 per Quilter $2413 per NonQuilter
Category VB: Rooms are on Decks 5, 6, 10 – Forward and Aft & 7-Rear Facing
$2953 per Quilter $2453 per NonQuilter
Category VA: Rooms are on Decks 5, 6, 8 – Forward and Midship
$2993 per Quilter $2493 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 April 2022
Final balance due on or before 1 March 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)