QuiltWoman.com Cruise Updates


Invite you to join us on our
First Annual Quilters, Family & Friends Cruise!

January 15 – January 20, 2011

6-day, 5-night Cruise – Ft. Lauderdale to George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico

Explore the Western Caribbean on board Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas.  Nightclubs, duty-free shops, restaurants,  rock-climbing wall, basketball court, ice-skating rink, in-line skating track, five-story theatre, casino, miniature golf course, spectacular three-story dining room, two swimming pools, four whirlpools, day spa, fitness center and Youth and Teen programs are just few of the features that make this a truly magnificent ship.  Get signed up today by downloading the registration flier here.

QuiltWoman.com Cruise!

Prices starting as low as $745 per person and includes:

  • All port charges, taxes & fees.
  • All of your meals while on-board
  • On-board activities day & night  – clubs, bars and lounges, spectacular stage shows, live music, 24-hour stateroom service
  • Gift bag from QuiltWoman.com/Betty’s Quilting Etc.
  • Entry into prize drawings from QuiltWoman.com/Betty’s Quilting Etc.
  • Private Cocktail party
  • On-board mini Quilt Shop
  • Use of Bernina sewing machines and AccuQuilt GO! cutting systems that will be provided for your classes
  • Opportunity to purchase Bernina classroom machines at a GREAT price at the end of the cruise

Not Included are airfare, gratuities (see below), alcoholic and carbonated beverages, and optional shore excursions.
Optional Quilting/Craft classes during our 2 days at sea.  Class fees and kits extra – details available in a separate brochure.
Optional stay at hotel for the night of Jan. 14 in Ft. Lauderdale with transfer to ship – price to be determined.

Grab the total price lists and information here.

With great names like Bernina and Accuquilt Go! you know there will be great classes too!  We are happy to reveal to you our class line-up:


Heidi Pridemore,  Fabric and pattern designer, teacher, author.  Heidi was born and raised in Rochester, NY, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2000, Heidi began offering her services as a product designer to a number of fabric companies. She created her own line of quilt patterns in 2002 and in 2004 Heidi started designing fabric in her own bright and whimsical style. By 2005 the work load warranted expanding to a partnership and The Whimsical Workshop LLC began with Heidi as the main designer. Heidi is known for her fun and whimsical quilts which she often makes in dramatic, bright colors. She also has an excellent reputation for writing clear and easy to follow instructions. Heidi designs a large number of project sheets featuring fabric lines from national companies such as Blank Quilting, Clothworks, Avlyn, Kings Road and Robert Kaufman. She also designs quilt patterns for a variety of popular quilting magazines such as Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quick Quilts, The Quilter and Quilter’s World. In addition she has completed four books; Quilted Whimsy, Bold Batiks and Dazzling Designs for Leisure Arts. For C&T Publishing she has written “Pop Up Paper Structures” due to be released July 2007. Heidi spends most of her time designing and traveling to trade show, giving lectures and running workshops. When not traveling she enjoys staying at home in Arizona with her husband Matthew and their Great Pyrenees dog Cleo.

Mark Hordyszynski, Fabric designer, teacher, author.  A native New Yorker, Mark spent two years studying at the Culinary Institute of America. Half a decade later, Mark chose to pursue his second career in menswear and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Mark’s innate color sense and use of patterns and textures were rewarded during his years at FIT with a number of scholarships and awards. In 1989, Mark had the opportunity to design neckwear for Hermès, and was given a two-week internship at the design studio in Paris. After graduating from FIT, he took a position as an assistant designer for a thriving New York-based sweater company and headed the private-label division for five years. A textile project for a friend led to a design position at a major fabric converter, where he was responsible for merchandising customer and licensee accounts as well as designing for the open line. Next it was time for Mark to start his own business ventures, and in 2002 he was awarded Cotton Inc.’s 21st Annual Cotton Incorporated Textile Designer’s Award for outstanding contributions to innovative design and styling in the Prints – Home category.

Mark is the creator of the Mirror Ball Dot and Rock Candy fabric lines. His Fairy Frost fabric line has sold over 2 million yards to date. He is currently licensing his designs on cotton to two New York-based textile companies for quilting, crafting, and manufacturing. Recent projects include the self-publication of his first novel, Shag; his collaboration with a documentary filmmaker/producer and animation studio as artistic director on an original concept for a television series; and plans for his own line of neckwear.

Barb Sackel, Fabric designer, top selling QuiltWoman.com pattern designer, teacher, author.  Barb Sackel is a noted quilt maker, designer, and teacher throughout the Finger Lakes region of Western New York. Many of her patterns are appropriate for beginners, and help develop basic skills that will enable quilters to move on to Barb’s more complex and demanding designs. Barb’s 4-in-1 designs can be used in many different ways — to showcase a special focus fabric, or with appliqué, embroidery designs, cross-stitch, or even quilting motifs.

Vicki Steffenhagen QuiltWoman.com pattern designer, teacher, Bernina trained. Vicki took her first quilting class in 1975. She got into designing patterns because she couldn’t find what she wanted commercially. Her friends liked her quilts so much, they convinced Vicki to go public with them. Her favorite kind of quilting is piecing, but she teaches many different quilting skills and techniques at Betty’s Quilting Etc. When not quilting, she can be found at home gardening and playing with her Border Collie Tess.

Download the entire class list here.

I’ll tell you what you’re getting yourself into- a fun filled week of relaxing and learning, friendship and memories.  Gather up some friends and sign up today!

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One Response to QuiltWoman.com Cruise Updates

  1. Ellen Deaj says:

    I ordered two downloaded patterns may 28th, paid by paypal. I have their email confirmation. I have NOT received my email from quilt woman with the link to get my patterns. I do have Adobe reader. Thank you for your attention to my problem Ellen

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