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Cruise to Hawaii 2014

Join us on a 10-night
Hawaiian Cruise featuring two incredible teachers - Barbara Bieraugel & Deb Tucker  

The Teachers:

Barbara Bieraugel

• Barbara Bieraugel •

Barbara moved to Hawaii in 2002 and the wonderful colors, flora and fauna of Hawaii have given her great inspiration for quilting designs. After seeing some of her original appliqué designs the local quilt shop owner encouraged Barbara to develop and publish patterns for Hawaiian fish as there were not any available at the time. The Tropical Fish Sampler series came out in January 2006, and Barbara has been designing ever since with her current line including more than forty published patterns.

In 2008 Barbara began teaching weekly Hawaiian appliqué classes at Quilt Passions in Kailua Kona on Big Island, Hawaii where she enjoys status as resident designer. As new patterns have been released, including a variety of new quilting techniques, several other classes have been added to her teaching schedule. Barbara has been a featured instructor at all of the Quilting on the Beach retreats held annually in Kailua-Kona. In 2011, Barbara was featured in Quilt Sampler magazine as the designer of Quilt Passions' featured quilt when the shop was chosen a one of the magazine's Top Ten. At the same time, Barbara had a quilt block featured in 100 Blocks magazine.

You can find more information and see her design on Barbara's website at

Deb Hunter

• Deb Tucker •

While at sea, we will enjoy classes and lectures from our Guest Quilting Instructor, Deb Tucker. Deb has been a passionate quilter since 1981. Her background in architectural studies and a career in public school education well prepared her for the overwhelmingly successful launch of Studio 180 Designs in 2007.

Based in Cogan Station, PA, and traveling internationally, Deb is an avid instructor and well-known lecturer, quilt show judge, pattern designer/publisher, and quilting tool creator. Inventor and patent-holder for the ingenious Tucker Trimmer I, II and III; The Rapid Fire Hunter Star in two versions; the Quilter's Magic Wand; Wing Clipper I and II; Square/Squared; V-Block Trimmer and the newest addition Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star; Deb's forte' is the development of efficient and precise ways to simply piece intricate quilt block units.

A self-proclaimed "enthusiastic and obsessive quilt maker" and "quilt guru", Deb's energy is contagious! Deb loves to say, "If fun is part of the equation, learning will be the end result!" Creative brainstorming and sharing, personal attention, and high energy fun are the trademarks of quilt camp with instructor Deb Tucker.

See what else Deb is up to at her website


The Classes & Sewing Times:

Shaved Ice

Barbara's Project:
Butterflies for Amy
51" Square

We have selected beautiful batiks for this project featuring some beautiful butterflies. The butterfly is the symbol of transformation and are found around the world in all different shapes and colors. The butterflies in our project are pre-fused and laser cut for machine applique. This quilt is 51" square.



Shaved Ice

Deb's Project:
Shaved Ice
58" x 72"

Deb will guide you through the use of her amazing Rapid Fire Hunter's Star tool to make the basic elements of the Hunter's Star blocks and then explore a wide variety of layout options that will result in incredibly diverse looking finished projects.  The end results will be truly astounding!    The colors of the batik in "Shaved Ice" remind us of the Hawaiian rainbow.  Depending on how much you sew during our cruise, it is likely that you will finish the top before we dock in the islands.



Optional Sail 'n Sew Fabric Pack:

Our incredible Sail 'n Sew fabric packs include all of the fabrics for your projects and they are pre-cut so all you need to do is sit down and sew! 

Click here to pre-order your Sew Fabric Pack & Supplies

If you do not wish to purchase a Sail 'n Sew Fabric Pack, remember to pack your own fabrics. We will not have fabrics available for purchase aboard the ship.  A complete supply list will be sent to you 90 days prior to departure. Sail 'n Sew Fabric Packs will be billed approximately 90 days prior to sailing.


How can all this get any better? Here's how!

  • Stitchin ‘ Heaven Travel communication updates
  • A Welcome Aboard Party
  • A Stitchin’ Heaven Travel souvenir tote bag
  • T-Shirt for each traveler specific to our cruise
  • Quilt Giveaway courtesy of Stitchin’ Heaven
  • Optional pre-cut Sail ‘n Sew fabric kits
  • Lecture and trunk show with each instructor
  • Every quilting guest takes all the classes offered – no choosing classes and being disappointed you did not get the class you wanted
  • Classes are taken on days "at sea" so no port time is missed
  • Classroom is open till midnight each day for plenty of free time sewing
  • Bernina 330 sewing machines for each student
  • Free spool of Aurifil thread
  • Demonstrations of the latest quilting and sewing products
  • Plenty of classroom support
  • Oliso Pro Smart Irons™
  • Photo of entire group
  • Lots and lots of door prizes and other great surprises on every trip

Plus ... You'll be sewing on a
new Bernina 3 Series sewing machine!

Bernina logoThat's right!  Each quilter will be provided a state-of-the-art 330 Bernina machine equipped with the extended table, a quarter inch foot, and an open toe foot.  There's no need to bring your sewing machine all the way from home. You may even take home a great deal on your brand new Bernina, as we will have special duty-free pricing while at sea! Visit the Bernina website to see the amazing features of this great machine!

www.aurifil.comDuring our sewing classes, we will only be using spools of Aurifil™ thread. Each cruiser will be provided a free spool of 50wt. thread. Aurifil™ thread is perfectly suited for every quilt project. Learn more about this wonderful thread at

www.oliso.comAlso during our sewing classes, we will only be using Oliso® Pro Steam Irons. This ain’t your momma’s steam iron! This professional-grade steam iron features award-winning technology and was designed with quilters in mind. Some of the features included are a pointed detailer tip and flat pressing area, three-way steam, the ability to perform as a dry iron, and an extended auto shut-off. We love this iron and you will too! You can view the full line of Oliso Smart Irons online at


The Ship:

Royal Caribbean cruise shipGuests of Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas® will embark on the course other cruise ships hope to someday follow. When you're not enjoying the magnificent ocean views, you'll be relaxing in the soothing Day Spa, swimming in one of the pools, taking a much-needed whirlpool or catching up with friends in one of eight lounges. 



Onboard Activities, Entertainment, Exercise and Dining!

Where to begin? It can be very hard to relax on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas®, even on sea days, because of the head-spinning array of activities that run from dawn to dusk and beyond! The ship's entertainment staff offers an intriguing blend of options, and everyone, from the most traditional passenger to the completely contemporary traveler, will enjoy something.

During the day, if you don't want to sew, you'll find plenty of activities, such as bingo, dance lessons, horse racing, art auctions, Mr. Sexy Legs contests, rock-climbing wall competitions, bridge play, art and craft workshops and films in the cinema. Poolside, throughout the day, a live band plays a blend of Caribbean and American songs, and parades take over the Promenade's main thoroughfare.

on-board casinoNighttime sees a similar variety of entertainment options. The gorgeous La Scala Theater is a state-of-the-art show lounge inspired by the legendary one in Milan, Italy. There is an excellent Broadway-style production show with a full cast of singers and dancers that is not to be missed! Or, why not try your luck in the Las Vegas-style casino, with slot machines, dice games, and card tables.


Spa and Fitness:
onboard rock-climbing wallThere is everything under the sun here. You can play basketball, volleyball or paddle ball in the full-length sports court; climb to 200 feet over the sea in the rock-climbing wall (if you've never tried it, no worries -- they give you a lesson before you set off); and practice your golf swings at miniature golf and a golf simulator. The ship also has two pools, six whirlpools and a jogging track (five times around equals a mile).

The Steiner-operated Ship Shape Center and Day Spa has 14 massage and treatment rooms; a relaxation area with sea views; full-service beauty salon; oceanview workout area with stereo and TV monitors; 66 Reebok machines including 20 treadmills; free weights; and an aerobics area with wood-suspended floor, mirrored wall, two large-screen TV monitors and wrap-around windows. One of the spa's nicest features is its round hydrotherapy pool.


The onboard dining venues cater to any craving. Going hungry is not an option. To make your mouth water, here are just a small few of the options available onboard Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas®!

The elegant main dining room offers fantastic food and a supremely attentive wait staff. With world-class décor, heavenly entrees, delectable desserts and dining options to suit a range of vacationing needs, this is fine dining that everyone can enjoy.

Scrumptious salads, Juicy burgers. Spectacular views. That's only the beginning of what you'll find at the casual and convenient Windjammer Café buffet style restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

At Latté-tudes, a modern-day coffee bar, you will relax with a frothy cup of cappuccino and a light snack while you watch the world go by.


General Information

With so much to do onboard, chances are really good that you will just use your cabin for changing and sleeping, but it's nice to know that if you want to spend more time there, you will indeed be comfortable. All standard staterooms are attractively decorated in soft tones with fine light woods and two pieces of artwork on the walls. Each stateroom has two beds that convert to queen-size, a private bath, phone, interactive flat-screen TV, mini-bar, hair dryers and air conditioning/heat controls. Bathrooms are on the small side, but functional, and showers have those wonderful, half-round sliding doors as opposed to clingy curtains. Soap and shampoo are also provided.


During the day, dress is casual. Evenings are either casual, smart casual or formal. On casual nights, suggested attire is sports shirts and slacks for men and sundresses or pants for women. On smart casual evenings, men should don jackets and tie, with women wearing dresses or pantsuits. On the one or two formal nights per cruise, men can choose from tuxedos or suits and ties, while woman usually wear cocktail dresses.


Gratuities are not included in your reservation costs. We recommend $3.75 per person, per day to the dining room waiter; $5.00 per person, per day to the cabin steward (or $7.25 if you're in a suite); and $2.15 per person, per day to the assistant waiter. Also recommended is $0.75 per person, per day to the headwaiter. Since we are classified as a group on the ship, Stitchin' Heaven Travel is required to pre-pay these gratuities for our entire group.  Once the cruise is complete we will charge your  fees to your credit card unless you tell us you prefer to take care of these charges with check/cash. A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs.



Cruise prices includes the Royal Caribbean Cruise, stateroom, fine dining,
exciting on-board entertainment, all quilting classes, group activities and parties.

Stateroom's are as follows:

Interior Stateroom:
Ocean View Stateroom:
Oceanview w/ Balcony Stateroom:
*Please note that non-sewing guests will receive a $250 discount.

*Port charges, taxes & fees of $324.92 are not included.
*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Please call for other occupancy pricing.
*There is a $350 per person deposit due at registration. which
will secure your price and availability.

This cruise leaves from Vancouver, BC and ends in Honolulu, HI.  You are responsible for travel to the ship in Vancouver and back home from the ship in Honolulu.

Click here for a printable itinerary



A Cruise is always better with friends!  Print out the Itinerary, show your friends & sign up together!


Contact Information

Clay Luttrell
with Stitchin' Heaven Travel,
will be your Cruise Consultant for this cruise.
Click here to meet Clay
For questions about this cruise, please email Clay

or Call: (903) 363-9810

For questions regarding the classes or kits, please email Kitsey

Stitchin' Heaven
1118 N. Pacific St.
Mineola, TX 75773

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