Greetings from somewhere in the middle of the Caribbean! We're here on the inaugural Craftsy Quilt Cruise, and inviting you along for the ride.
We arrived in New Orleans a few days ago and got to work preparing the final details for our cruising quilters. With everything buttoned up and ready to go, we hit the town to take in some of the South's delights - including beignets at Café du Monde and a brass band showcase.
Early the next morning we met up with the team from Sew Many Places, our awesome travel partner, and boarded Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas to start our adventure. We loaded 42 Janome sewing machines on board and unpacked all the supplies for the week ahead, getting organized for the 4 instructors, 85 quilters, 4 classrooms, and 21 sessions (machine classes, hand classes, and lectures). Phew!
That night we met all of our quilt cruise companions at the kickoff party. It was so great to hear how much they all loved the goodie bags we sent to their homes a few weeks ago, packed with $500 worth of generous product donations from our bag sponsors: Timeless Treasures, Michael Miller, Benartex, Andover, Free Spirit, Rowan, Ty Pennington Impressions. Our incredible instructors introduced themselves: Carol Ann Waugh, Weeks Ringle, Pam Holland, and Sue Bouchard. Carol Ann and Weeks even found some friendly fans from their online quilting Craftsy classes.
We're looking forward to all the fun, learning, adventure, and quilting dreams come true! Stay tuned to the Craftsy blog for updates.
Have you ever been on a crafting cruise?