Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sew 'N Sail Alaska 2020

Exciting news for anyone still lurking in blogland....I've been invited to teach on another Alaska cruise next spring! One of the first voyages out of Vancouver next spring will be on Holland America's gorgeous ship the ms Koningsdam . I'm so excited about this trip for many reasons, in addition to the fact that I can take public transit from my house to the ship ; ).

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Firstly, it's a sewing cruise. We'll be fully supplied with a variety of all-new, fresh out of the box Brother sewing machines (and Brother experts on hand to help us get the most out of every machine!). There will be semi-industrial straight stitch, full embroidery and multi-purpose machines for everyone to try in our two large dedicated conference rooms.  We'll also get to play with Brother ScanNCut machines to prepare project pieces and appliques...one lucky cruiser will get to take one of these machines home with them!



Secondly, there will be lots of sewing time: two full days, some half days and bonus late night drop-ins! With kits pre-cut and ready to go, you'll be taking completed items home with you, YAY! Projects include my Level Two Tote with a matching double zip pouch exclusive pattern for cruisers, an Alaska-inspired mini-quilt and choices of several quickie makes like a passport holder, luggage tag, scissor caddy, custom designed (by me!) commemorative stitchery and see-through project pouch. The idea is fun, stress-free sewing with results. We'll be working with leather, zippers, cork and vinyl in addition to cotton canvas and quilting cottons. Super fun!

Because machines and kits are provided, you'll actually have to bring very little with you in terms of sewing supplies. Small scissors, rotary cutter, small mat and a couple of rulers are all you should need! You know there'll be killer swag bags, prizes and heaps of fun including a welcome cocktail party and quilt shop visits in port. Plus, I'm totally up for ziplining again...are you?  On this trip we'll be stopping at my fav Alaskan town of Skagway.

The cruise is organized and booked by the lovely Keshia Pratt with Expedia Cruiseship Centres. You can peruse the cruise website that has lots of info on room rates, schedules, itinerary, ports of call and registration instructions...etc.  I can certainly attest to the fun we'll have based on the last cruise I took in 2015.

I hope you'll come cruising with me next spring!

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh. I seriously need to think about joining you! Never been on a cruise, but Alaska would be a first choice!

KaHolly said...

It would be so much fun to be able to afford to cruise along with you to Alaska!

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts said...

You know I'm here a lurkin'... and wishing that Australia was closer to Alaska!