Guys & Glaciers Teachers and Workshops


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!

Deb Roberts




Carrie Ann 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 Road to California Quilters Conference, AQS, QSC Expos, and quilting cruises.


Questions?  Contact Carrie at



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 cut appliqué,
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 fabric.
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.







Hibiscus Lei

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 our journey?

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 o
ptional kit - $30 – Kit includes batik fabrics for top and binding, appliqué threads.




Hawaii Bright EPP (English Paper Piecing)

Hand sewing.

Template kit wih

Materials List
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

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
and red
6. Palm trees – 1 fat 1/8th each of brown
and green
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
and blue
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 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 internationally.


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



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 our cruise.


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.


Supplies -

  • We will have a nice supply of Bali Batik or Me & You Pops, (available for purchase  onboard) or you can bring your own.

  • Rottary Cutter

  • 9 or 12" square ruler

  • personal mat

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. 


  • Seam ripper
  • Small Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter/mat
  • pins

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.





Kuhimo Necklace


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 class. 


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 addictive!

Supply List

  • Small embroidery scissors
  • Thimble
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Needle threader if needed
  • Thread
  • Phone or camera for photo
  • Paper and pencil
  • Pins

Kit fee $15 includes fabric and EPP papers  (cash or check only)



Crystal Kaleidoscope (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!

Supply list:

  • small scissors

  • seam ripper

  • 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 Network.

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 specialty licenses.  

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






Bali 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!

This is a great way to learn to play with color!!  It's fun and quick to make!  Linda shares some awesome power cutting, pressing and sewing tips!

We will have a plethora of Bali Pops and Poppies onboard for you to choose from.

Pattern: $10

To give you an idea of necessary materials, attached  here is the supply list for this quilt in the Bali Jewels colorway.   Linda will be sending out an updated supply and materials list to all students registered for the class.


Feeling Crabby?

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 class.



Wicked Wahini

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.  

This project does NOT have any set in seams.  It is all squares and rectangles. 

Kit: $28, does not include fabrics.

A supply list may be found here, Linda will be updating this list and sending it to all students prior to the cruise.




Junkaroo Jems

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.



Formal Night

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 quilt.  

We can add some hibiscus appliqué to make a true remembrance of your Hawaii adventure.

Linda will be providing a kit, materials and supply list to all registered in this class.



Happy Hour

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 border.

You'll go home quite Happy!!

Kit: $20, does not include fabrics.

A materials list is attached here. Linda will be sending out an updated supply list to everyone registered in this class.




Tiki Tiki Triangles

You'll get started on this beautiful wall quilt that is seriously easy to make using Triangles on a Roll (TOAR)!  You'll learn how to use the TOAR to make perfect half square triangles without the need for marking or sliver trimming with the ruler.  You will also learn how to quickly chain piece the border flying geese.

Kit: $14, does not include fabrics.

A materials and supply list is attached here.  Linda will be sending out any updates to this list to each student in the class prior to the cruise.




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.  

Pattern: $10

A supply and materials list is attached. Linda will be sending out any update for this class prior to the cruise.








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 all ages.

Gillian 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.

Her work is colorful and contemporary, She specializes in paint, print, felt and machine stitch, and always use natural fabrics.

Gillian has 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.

Gillians' 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 painting.

Questions, contact Gillian at



Hawaiian Shirts - 2 day workshop (hand and machine)

What could 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.

Materials List

  • Fabrics 1-2 yards of your favorite Hoffman tropical print (small scale is best)

  • Batting - crib quilt size

  • Backing fabric - crib quilt size

  • A large piece of white or cream fabric (It needs to be reasonably heavy weight) for the background

  • 1-2 m of transfer adhesive









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.


Requirements to make 4 blocks


  • Transfer Adhesive eg Heat n Bond lite

  • Pencil

  • 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 colours. 

  • Appliqué fabric

  • Guinea Fowl Quilt

    Black and white spotted fabric

    Small amounts of red fabric

    Small amounts of white fabric


  • Stork Quilt

    Small amounts of white fabric

    Small amounts of black fabric

    Small amounts of orange / red fabric

 Either quilt

  • 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 day workshop)

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 designs.

Students 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. 

Materials List

  • Colored paper

  • Glue stick

  • Pencil

  • Paper scissors

  • i Pad or tablet if you have one (not essential)

  • Tracing paper

  • Steam a seam light or other fusible

  • Small sharp fabric scissors

  • Batting for crib size quilt

  • 1/2 yard of favorite Hoffman fabric for backing.

  • 1/4 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 start)

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 sizes since. 

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 hibiscus flowers.

Skills learnt 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
-Pattern making


We 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):

-1 piece of 8” x 12”
-6 pieces 8” x 6”
-1 piece 8” x 6”


Paper scissors
Small fabric scissors
If you have some cheap scissors that you can use to cut thin wire please bring them.

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.

My new collection of quilts is made using an innovative method of weaving or interlacing. I have developed the patterns and designs to make fabric blocks that when put together can make a wall hanging, cushion or bag.

Blocks are 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.

Images of these quilts can be seen on my website


  • Pencil

  • Graph paper – you may find this useful if you want to draft your own patterns

  • Ruler

  • Ipad or tablet - if you have one 

  • Scissors – small and large

  • Transfer Adhesive eg Vlisifix or Bondaweb – you will need at least double the size of your finished item

  • Hoffman 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.

  • Rotary cutter, small mat and ruler

  • Pins – Quilters clips are also useful

  • Fine cotton fabric for placing the blocks on to. The size will depend on how many blocks are made

  • Batting or fine wadding (size as above)

  • Backing fabric (size as above)

Students 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 Linda

When the 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.

Modern Mola 

Mola's 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. 

Supply List

·        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 scissors

·        Paper scissors

·        Fabric Glue Stick

Optional Kit for $35.00 --includes Fabric and fusible webbing

Contact Linda at


My Cruise to Hawaii 

Make a 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 work.

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  design

  • 2 yards of fusible webbing

  • Fabric scissors

  • Paper scissors

  • Thread and hand sewing needles

  • Thimble if you use one

No class kit, you collect the treasures along the trip.

Questions? Contact Linda at


Class registration will begin in November, 2018.  A selection list will be e-mailed to participants, please be certain you keep us updated if your email address changes.


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