Thursday, August 22, 2013

Won't You Let Me Take You On A Sea Cruise?!

I am getting excited and nervous all at the same time.  Truth be told...I've been nervous since before I was asked to teach!

Have you ever been on a cruise?  Would you love to go on a QUILTING cruise?!

Sounds like a ton of fun, huh?  So, why the nerves?  I CAN'T SWIM!!  I mean, come on, haven't you ever seen Titanic?!  So, you see, a QUILTING cruise is the only way you would ever get this girl on a boat in the middle of the ocean!

Carla Hoff of Cactus Quilts is hosting a Quilting Cruise in February and I will be teaching a quilt pattern that I have designed just for the cruise!  Just like all Turning Twenty® patterns, it will be fast, easy and FUN!  Those who go on the cruise will be the first to make it!  EXCITING!!

So, here are the details:

7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Magic from Feb 9-16, 2014.  Galveston to Key West, then on to Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas with three full Quilting days at sea!  Price starts at $952 and if you bring any guests who will not be quilting, their price is reduced.  Bringing the whole family?  The third and fourth person is even less!

What is included in this price: cruise, all meals, cabin, evening shows, room service, casino, quilting classes, workshops, quilting activities and fun events, two formal dinners, swimming pools, fitness center, ports of call.  Pretty all inclusive.

Other than quilting and the Bahamas, what else can you do on the ship?  Here's what I'm told: pools, hot tubs, 2 story spa (OH!  I am there already!!), a water slide from Deck 14 to Deck 9 (hmmm....don't think so!), a rope course (again...don't think so!  I somehow think Gary will be up there though!), gym, jogging track, mini-golf (game anyone?), shuffle board, an outside theater (FUN!  Probably not showing Titanic though), shops, lounges, casino, games and contests, Broadway style show in the evenings (can't wait!), Karaoke (maybe I can get Gary to let his inner "Beach Boy" out!), Disco (why yes, we do this every night at home!), all kinds of bands and music.  And QUILTING!! Something for everyone.

My daughter and son-in-love have been on several and have assured me that this will be the best vacation I have ever had.  I think, even with my nerves, that they are right IF all of my quilting friends are there too.  So, if you want to come along with me, call Carla now and grab a room while you still can.  My packing tip: a screwdriver.  I'll be sure to loosen the hinges on the never know when you just might need one to float on!  <nervous grin!>

Here is Carla's information:

Will I see you there?


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