We've an exceptional variety of
teachers and 26 projects for you to choose from on our Hoffman cruise to Paradise!! Class request forms will be
sent to those who have registered for the cruise in November, 2018.
Don't delay in registering, this cruise will sell out quickly - we have
had many requests for this itinerary.
Don't despair, you are not
required to take any certain number of classes, you may take as many or as
few as you like each time they are offered. Please understand however,
that all class requests are sent out at the same time, we cannot hold
classes for anyone prior to that date.
See you in San Diego!
CARRIE FONDI USA
Fondi, who has been quilting since 1992, is accomplished in the unique art
form of Hawaiian Quilting, which evolved in the islands in the early
1800’s. She has studied from many master Hawaiian quilters. As Hawaiian
quilting became a full time passion, she created Aloha Quilt Designs in
2010 to sell her Hawaiian quilt patterns and to promote the art of
Hawaiian quilting. Her designs are inspired by the beauty of nature, and
from her love of the Hawaiian Islands. Carrie teaches on a regular basis;
many forms of appliqué in quilt shops, guilds and shows throughout the
United States. Prior and present schedule includes classes at
Contact Carrie at
WORKSHOPS WITH CARRIE
Hawaii Row by Row Quilt (3 day class)
Whether you've never made one or you've made a dozen, you will love
creating this lasting memory of our Hawaii Quilting Cruise.
This class will give you the
option of making just some rows or the entire quilt. You may take 1,
2 or 3 days of this class.
Day 1: Choose as many rows as you wish to fuse
Day 2: Choose as many rows as you
wish to fuse
Day 3: Machine appliqué and finish
your top. (optional, you may also do this at home)
All appliqués are laser cut and pre -fused.
Kit price -
You may purchase rows individually and design your own
• $15 per row – Each row includes laser cut fusible
appliqués and the background fabric.
• *2 Bonus Rows - designed just for our cruise! *
Traditional Hawaiian Appliqué
In the nineteenth century missionaries brought the art of patchwork to
Hawaii, and the local woman made it their own with appliqué designs based
on the vegetation of the
Island. In our class we will be working on a traditional Hawaiian appliqué
design from Aloha Quilts.
Learn how to cut, fold and appliqué a Hawaiian Quilt the “Hawaiian Way”.
Hand appliqué class. Create a 20in. pillow.
Supply List –
1. Plumeria or Honu Pillow Complete Kit – ($ 30) Kit includes laser
Pillow backing fabric, muslin, needle and thread.
2. Small embroidery scissors
3. Chalk pencil, or fabric maker in white and blue.
4. Basic hand sewing supplies
Kai Reverse Appliqué
18in. x 40in.
Create a stunning reverse appliqué Honu (sea turtle) table runner or wall
quilt with ease. Learn how reverse appliqué using needle-turn hand
appliqué, channel appliqué and back basting techniques. Hand work class.
Kits available. Kits include fabric, thread and needles.
Supply List -
1. One yard each of two contrasting fabrics. The top fabric is
the background and the under fabric is the appliqué design.
2. Chalk pencil or fabric marker visible on the top background
3. Fabric scissors
4. Hand applique needles – size 10 or 11.
5. Hand applique thread to match the top background fabric.
6. Straight pins
7. Basic hand sewing supplies (needle threader)
**Optional kit available for $32 kit includes batik fabrics,
needles and thread.
16in. x 40in.
Create this stunning quilt easily and quickly using Carrie's appliqué
techniques. The hibiscus flower symbolizes beauty in Hawaii and as
the official state flower, what more fitting memory could you make from
Hand appliqué class.
Supply list –
1. Background - 5/8 yard
2. Leaves - 1 fat quarter
3. Shell Lei – 1 fat 1/8
4. Hibiscus flowers – 1 fat quarter
5. Plumeria Flowers - 1 fat 1/8
6. Fabric scissors, paper scissors
7. Hand applique needles – size 10 or 11
8. Applique threads to match flowers and leaves
9. Applique pins
10 Water soluble glue baste it. (Roxanne’s glue baste it) $3.50
11. Chalk pencil, pencil
Or purchase the optional kit - $30 – Kit includes batik fabrics for
top and binding, appliqué threads.
Hawaii Bright EPP (English Paper Piecing)
Template kit wih
If you bring your own fabrics:
- 3 yards small print fabrics (fat
quarters work well, we will have these onboard to purchase if you like)
- 1.5 yards total focus print (fussy cutting
4 & 5 in. squares)
- 3 yards Background fabric
Optional fabric kit $45 Kit includes Hoffman
Indah batiks and Hawaiian print focus fabrics.
- pencil, chalk pencils
- fabric scissors
- straight pins
- Cutting mat and rotary cutter
- Basic hand sewing supplies
Island Envy - Hand Appliqué 26in. x 26in.
Bring home your favorite island memories with this appliqué quilt. Quick
turn appliqué techniques are used in this quilt together with wash away
appliqué paper and a glue stick. Learn how easy needle turn appliqué can
be when you prepare the appliqué edges with appliqué template paper and
glue. Needle turn appliqué becomes a breeze when the edges are already
turned under. Points, valleys and circles are a snap!
Supply List -
1. 3⁄4 yard muslin
2. 1 yard border and binding fabric
3. Sky fabric - 1 fat quarter
4. Water - 1 fat quarter
5. Volcano – 1 fat 1/8 and scraps of orange
6. Palm trees – 1 fat 1/8th each of brown
7. Sand – 1 fat quarter
8. Flower - 1 fat 1/8th each of two colors.
9. Sea turtles – scraps or fussy cut turtles
10. sun and coconuts – scraps
11. fabric scissors and paper scissors
12. chalk pencil or fabric marker in white
13. regular pencil
14. Hand appliqué needles is size 10 or 11.
15. Hand appliqué threads in neutral colors
or matching to appliqué fabrics.
**optional fabric kit available for purchase
STEVII GRAVES - USA
Stevii has been involved with quiltmaking since
1975 and has been a juror and judge for competitions throughout the U.S.
She has been the judging coordinator for Road to California since 2002.
Stevii is a past President of the California Heritage Quilt Project, has
served as President of Quilt San Diego/Visions and on the boards of
several quilt guilds. Her quilts have been published in numerous
books and magazines as well as having been exhibited both nationally and
Stevii is a quilt cruise teacher extraordinaire
and also travels with us as cruise staff often. Her sense of humor and
contagious and adventurous spirit make her a lot of fun to be around.
Questions about a class? Email Stevii at
WORKSHOPS WITH STEVII
2" STRIP RACE (machine class)
We are doubling the size of this machine
class so we can add to the fun and camaraderie on the first full day of
Who will finish first? This will
definitely be a race to the finish!! This is a fun and fast paced project
using 2.5" strips. We will have a large selection of Hoffman 2.5"
Pops (Batik and Me & You) for you to choose from or you may bring your
own. The 3 to finish their top first will each win a prize.
Buy onboard Hoffman Pops or Poppies - $15 & $30
cash or check only.
Metro Tiles - machine class.
This quilt-as-you-go kit series was designed for Hoffman California
Fabrics by Susan Claire Mayfield, aka The Gourmet Quilter.
Each of 5 kits in the series features precision-cut and pre-fused 100%
cotton fabrics and patterns to make 10 different blocks. We will be
working on 1 kit of 10 squares from the series in class; as they are
pre-cut and fused, the this project will be quick and easy to finish up in
a day as wall quilt or a a table runner.
Kit: $38 (cash or check only) includes pre-fused
fabrics, pattern, thread for one series of 10 squares, enough for a table
runner or wall quilt.
Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese form of braiding
using multiple strands or cord. Different designs and patterns
are possible by changing your colors, varying the thickness or number of
strands or adding beads to the braid.
Stevii will have you making kumihimo braids in
no time as you should complete this fun shell necklace project during
Complete Kit - $12 (cash or check only)
Portholes at Sea
English Paper Piecing is more than Grandmother’s Flower blocks. In this
class we will do an abstract design using the EPP technique for hexagons.
You can do your own layout for “portholes" looking out at the sea or copy
the class sample. We will learn the EPP technique and how to keep track of
your layout as we sew our composition together. Watch out! EPP is
Small embroidery scissors
Hand sewing needles
Needle threader if needed
Phone or camera for photo
Paper and pencil
Kit fee $15 includes fabric and EPP papers (cash or check only)
(2 day class - machine)
This Crystal kaleidoscope star project that finishes as a 90" square quilt
(queen size). The kit features fabrics that have been precision-cut with a
laser-guided machine. All the cutting work is done, leaving the fun part
for you — no templates, no paper, no math, no Y seams, no cut-off points
and no guesswork! A quilter with basic techniques will be able to master
this stunning project.
You may choose from the Sapphire (top) or Blooms (bottom) colorway.
We will be asking you to select the colorway on your class selection form.
Kit $110 includes Laser pre-cut
fabrics and pattern. (cash or check only)
Easy Gifts to Sew
We have all been in a situation where we need a
usable, quick, inexpensive gift for a friend or sewing group and this
class will help solve that problem. We will spend the day making several
gifts including a microwave bowl, a thread catcher, a pin cushion, small
zipper bag and more. Other sewn gift items for quilters will be shown
along with where to find the instructions. If you have a small gift item
you like to sew, bring it to share in class...we all need ideas!
hand sewing needles
medium gray thread
paper and pencil
Kit fee - $15 includes fabric
and materials to make the projects. Cash or check only.
Zip-it Travel Bag
Designed to pack clothes in a suitcase, these bags are also perfect to
hold projects or a collection of fabrics. Sewing the zipper is super
easy. Another great gift idea!
Kit Fee, includes fabric and zipper, $20. (cash or check only)
LINDA J HAHN - USA (Florida)
Linda is known
for her easy teaching style and high energy she brings to her classes.
She takes complex looking projects and breaks them down into very
simple and do-able steps.
Linda is a
multiple award winning author - having five books with the American
Quilter's Society (four of those winning awards) and a sixth coming in
the early spring of 2019 with Landauer Publications. She just recently
signed on with Northcott Silk fabrics to design several collections of
batiks. Linda is an EQ Artist and also a Bernina Artisan.
Linda's work has
been seen in many of your favorite quilting magazines including American
Quilter, Love of Quilting, Traditional Quilter and others. She was
named the 2009 National Quilting Association Certified Teacher of the
Year and the 2009 State Quilt Guild of New Jersey All Star Quilter. She
served for several years as President of the Quilt Professionals
When she is
not quilting, she loves to cruise and read CIA/Black Ops thrillers.
Linda is a licensed Zumba instructor and also holds several Zumba
She lives in Palm Bay Florida having
recently moved there from New Jersey.
If you have
questions about any class or materials, please email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewels or Tranquil Seas
An infinite variety of color ways may
be selected for this wall quilt two packages of Hoffman Bali Poppies or
one package of Bali Pops!
Does sewing curves and points get you "crabby"? This is the class for
you! Linda has an award winning technique for creating perfect New York
Beauty blocks using just ONE pin! and the blocks come out perfect the
first time. She will also show you how you can make an optional miniature
quilt from the scraps and cutaways from this project. The New York Beauty
block is very versatile - you'll discover many ways to use it!
Kit fee: $28, does not include fabrics.
A materials and supply list may be found here.
Linda will be sending out an updated list to all registered for this
This is an all
time student favorite! AND, Linda has updated the colors to make
it a perfect compliment to our cruise.
Once you learn Linda's ONE PIN method for
creating perfect New York Beauty blocks, you will be addicted! Once
you learn it, you can make up to six blocks (start to finish) an hour.
The foundation paper used stays IN the quilt, so there is no more
ripping out paper at the end.
Here's a happy and fun looking wall quilt! Partially foundation pieced
using foundation that stays in the quilt (no more ripping out!). Linda
will show you how to quickly chain piece the multi-colored borders. This
quilt goes together quite quickly.
A supply list may be found here, Linda will be
updating this list and sending it to all students prior to the cruise.
Here's a more traditional New York Beauty quilt. Students will learn
Linda's unique ONE PIN technique for creating New York Beauty blocks - and
they come out perfect the first time! Linda will also show you how you
can create a miniature quilt using the scraps and cutaways of the project
We can add some hibiscus appliqué to make a true remembrance of your
Linda will be providing a kit, materials and supply list to all registered
in this class.
A beautiful small
very do-able quilt that is partially foundation pieced. The foundation
that we will use stays in the quilt - no more ripping!! You will learn
about different foundation papers that are available on the market - and
their pros and cons.
You will combine
this block with a strip pieced block and then a foundation pieced
You'll go home
Kit: $20, does not include fabrics.
list is attached here. Linda will be sending out an updated supply list
to everyone registered in this class.
She Can Dance
This big block quilt will go together quite quickly - and you will learn
how to piece the border as you piece the block! This uses pre-cuts and
background yardage! You will learn how to easily make this larger or
smaller to suit your taste! We will also cover some variations that you
can play with.
A supply and materials list is attached. Linda will be
sending out any update for this class prior to the cruise.
GILLIAN TRAVIS -
Gillian Travis is an award winning textile artist based in
a small village in the North of England. She has a studio near my home
that has been developed to accommodate creative textiles courses. She
loves teaching and passing on skills, ideas and enthusiasm to students of
travels extensively for pleasure and teaching, and make regular trips to
India, Most of the textiles she makes are inspired by my travels. She take
lots of photographs and later use them to design and develop into quilts.
work is colorful and contemporary, She specializes in paint, print, felt
and machine stitch, and always use natural fabrics.
taught Textile courses since 1995, first non vocational classes, and later
GCSE and Open College textiles. In 2006, she became an independent
Creative Textiles Tutor. For several years she continued to teach City and
Guilds 7922 Embroidery, from her studio through Link2Create. She now
uses her many years of textiles teaching experience and devises her own
programs of study responding to students needs and interests.
Creative Textiles courses offer contemporary approaches to embroidery,
patchwork and quilting with an emphasis on design. They include techniques
such as felting, paper making, silk painting, fabric dying printing and
Questions, contact Gillian at
- 2 day workshop (hand and machine)
be more Hawaiian than an Aloha shirt? This is a fast and fun project
and the versatile technique you will learn can later be applied to
projects using various shapes and sizes once you are at home.
Fabrics 1-2 yards of your
favorite Hoffman tropical print (small scale is best)
Batting - crib quilt size
Backing fabric - crib
A large piece of white or
cream fabric (It needs to be reasonably heavy weight) for the background
1-2 m of transfer
Quirky Birds 2 day
workshop. (hand and machine)
We will be seeing all kinds
of birds on our Hawaiian adventure. Gillian used birds she's spotted
on her travels to inspire this fun bird quilt.
The blocks are made using a
“quilt as you go” method using easily made thin sashing to join the
blocks. Once our striped background is made, we will use an
innovative method to appliqué the birds to complete our lively project.
Patterns for the guinea
fowl and the storks will be available for students to use, or you can use
your own bird pattern.
The size of the finished quilt and the number of the blocks made will
depend on the speed of working.
This technique can be used to make a
quilt using a photograph as a starting point and add a variety of images
that could be appliquéd over the top. It need not be a bird.
make 4 blocks
Transfer Adhesive eg Heat n Bond
Small scissors eg 4”
Please bring, (if you have one)
a 6mm Bias binding maker (I have a few for students to use)
Plain fabrics (or fabrics with
not too much pattern) approximately 10” width and in a variety of
Guinea Fowl Quilt
Black and white spotted fabric
Small amounts of red fabric
Small amounts of white fabric
Small amounts of white fabric
Small amounts of black fabric
Small amounts of orange / red
Wadding or batting 4 pieces
appox 10” square
Backing fabric approx 20” square
– 100% cotton fabric – any colour is suitable
Binding fabric eg small spots in
a contrasting colour approx 6” x 20”
Kits for the appliqué fabrics and
special thread only: $14
Interchange Appliqué (3
In 2015, I
made a series of quilts that started by taking a simple shape and
repeating it. I developed an innovative and economical method of
interchange appliqué to make contemporary quilts. They started with a
pomegranate design but developed to include jugs, pots and many other
will learn a new method of fused appliqué and be able to make a table mat
or similar. We will start by carrying out some simple paper exercises and
quickly move on to fabric. I will have a small kit that students can
purchase from me but can then use their own fabric.
Pad or tablet if you have one (not essential)
Steam a seam light or other fusible
Small sharp fabric scissors
Batting for crib size quilt
yard of favorite Hoffman fabric for backing.
yard (long) for binding
Batik or Solids Charm Pack (available onboard)
Kit $15 each for 4 blocks. (not essential but a quick and easy way to
My interchange appliqué book is available for $20
Tropical Flowers – Hibiscus 1 day class
In 2009 I won a first prize at the Festival of Quilts in the UK with a
large bunch of felt flowers. I have made many more bunches of different
On this course you will be able to make a bunch of 3D everlasting fabric
flowers using colorful batiks. I have based my designs for this bunch on
throughout the day:
-Free motion quilting
-Zig zag edge stitching
-Use of zipper foot but not for putting in zips
-Couching over wires
-Making 3 Dimensional items
will provide a fabric kit for $20 or you may bring your own.
-10 pieces 8” x 6” in light colors
-2 pieces 8” x 6” in green
Felt (this can be the cheapest e.g. felt bought in the $ store is ok):
piece of 8” x 12”
-6 pieces 8” x 6”
-1 piece 8” x 6”
Small fabric scissors
If you have some cheap scissors that you can use to cut thin wire please
Making the first flower usually takes the
morning, making the rest of the bunch is much quicker.
Mandatory Kit: $3 for stem wire and pieces
for the flower centers.
-Optional Fabric Kit $20
You may like to custom your flowers and use
buttons, if so bring a few of your favorite buttons
Interlaced Applique (Gillian's Tapa)
All early Pacific cultures made fabric from the pounded bark of certain
plants, but Hawaiian tapa was distinguished from all the rest by its fine
texture, bold colors and abstract designs. Used for clothing, ornaments,
bedding, burial shrouds, religious coverings and banners, tapa was usually
made from the inner bark of the wauke and mämake plants.
collection of quilts is made using an innovative method of weaving or
have developed the patterns and designs to make fabric blocks that when
put together can make a wall hanging, cushion or bag.
4” square but could be slightly bigger or smaller. It’s an innovative
method of making a wall hanging, it’s clever, addictive and fun to do. The
number of blocks made will depend on how quickly you work. The stitching
and quilting will be carried out at home.
these quilts can be seen on my website www.gilliantravis.co.uk
paper – you may find this useful if you want to draft your own patterns
tablet - if you have one
small and large
Adhesive eg Vlisifix or Bondaweb – you will need at least double the
size of your finished item
Batiks or Me & You fabric in contrasting colours, It is a good idea to
choose Batik fabrics that do not have too much pattern. We will have
some fat quarter packs of these to buy onboard.
cutter, small mat and ruler
Quilters clips are also useful
cotton fabric for placing the blocks on to. The size will depend on how
many blocks are made
fine wadding (size as above)
fabric (size as above)
will receive patterns for use on the day. A small charge of $5 will be
made for these
Vintage Hawaiian tapa - below
STAFF PROJECTS with
Linda & Stevii
Stitch 'n Whine (wine) With Deb, Stevii and
cruise is winding down, why not enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and hand
stitching on your own project, a class project (or whatever you want) as
we also enjoy a lovely glass of red or white wine and watch the views of
the sea trailing behind us.
Fee: $8 (free if you're not drinking wine)
**Does not count as a class choice.
originated from body painting. Later, they began painting on fabric and
then proceeded to reverse appliqué and in class, we will fuse appliqué.
Traditional designs were very geometrical patterns but modern molas have
started to depict realistic and abstract designs of flowers, sea animals
and birds. In class we will make this modern version of a molas using
bright colors and fuse appliqué.
Fat quarter of bright pink fabric
Fat quarter of blue fabric
Fat eighth of light pink fabric
Fate eighth of lavender fabric
24” x 24” piece of black fabric
2 ½ yards of fusible webbing
Non-stick pressing sheet
Rotary Cutter and blade
Rotary ruler 6” x 24”
Large Rotary Mat
Fabric Glue Stick
Optional Kit for $35.00
--includes Fabric and fusible webbing
Contact Linda at email@example.com
My Cruise to
memory quilt with items you gather along our trip. It will be a true
treasure when you are done. While in port, shop the tourist places for fun items to go on
your quilt. Treasures that can be fused, stitched, or glued to fabric
Suggestions of fun things to look for are scarves,
fabric coasters, fabric belts,
traditional fabric, clothing, postcards, paper money, and canvas artwork.
Purchase trinkets and treasures through our trip.
1 yard of background fabric
1 yard of backing material you choose of color and
2 yards of fusible webbing
Thread and hand sewing
Thimble if you use one
No class kit, you collect
the treasures along the trip.
Questions? Contact Linda
Class registration will begin in November,
selection list will be e-mailed to participants, please be certain you
keep us updated if your email address changes.