Saturday, October 10, 2015

Quiltville Cruise, Day 6!

Hands down, this has been the BEST CRUISE EVER!

I think loads  of the ladies would agree with me.

Besides the beautiful weather and the gorgeous ports of call, what did they like best?

The ability to choose a machine to sew at ALL WEEK LONG and not have to move rooms or stations.  I agree!  It’s been so laid back, and they have had so much production time around all of the other ship’s activities that everyone has gotten SEW MUCH DONE!

This happens when I am the only teacher on a cruise.  We can’t take as many students on board when I am the only teacher, but that allows me to spend as much time with each and every one.

Yes, we weren’t able to make our first port of call in Coco Cay due to the rough seas and inability to tender in to the island, but that just meant an extra sew day, and we were all happy with that!


Christine’s quilt in progress!

See how much we are getting done??

The only thing that has been an “understandable” pain is how slow the wifi is – but then – wifi in the middle of the ocean? 

It’s kind of a miracle in itself and though it has taken more than 2 to 3 hours to upload blog posts, I just set my computer up in the classroom and let it take its time, checking in case it has timed out, and then set it to roll again.  I am so happy to be able to share this cruise with you as it is happening!


Sewing away on the cruise vacation of a life time!


I love all of these smiling happy faces!

Because it takes so long to upload the photos to the blog, I’m going to try a bit of something different, maybe a slide show won’t take as long in the long run….

Click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device.  You’ll be taken to the photo album for viewing.

Quiltville Cruise, Day 6 2015

Be sure to notice how every available space is used for block storage, including the “Bonus” shelf at the top of our sewing machines!  Quilters WILL fill every available space given!

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  1. It looks like so much fun, wish I was there!

  2. I am anxious to begin your Craft U class tomorrow (Oct 12,2016). Glad you are able to enjoy this cruise as well all those lucky ladies. Thank you, Robin

  3. Craft Class Oct 12, 2015 is should have read! See, so anxious I can't type! quiltnrobin@nwi.net Enjoy your blog and pictures. Thanks, Robin

  4. This looks like a great time! I've only ever worked with my mother on quilts it would be so much fun to be in a large group of quilters learning new techniques, receiving constructive criticism, and just having a blast! Also, what else am I expected to do on a ship? (Ok, I'd swim, tan, and eat shrimp cocktail like my life depended on it.). Hope to join you on the sea someday!

  5. You haven't mentioned anyone with sea sickness on this Cruise. I'm afraid that would be me on a boat. Glad everyone has had sew Much Fun! I'm wondering which Quilt U class will be aired on Monday??? Do you have any clue? Be safe! Sadie will be glad to have you home on dry land again soon.

  6. That slide show was great! Looks like fun was had by all.

    What did the women do to avoid sea sickness? That is a big question of mine before I go on a quilting cruise!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  7. Love the pattern you are using! Each quilt will be great.

  8. Hope you plan another carribean cruise in the future that features you only.. will be sold out after all these mouthwatering posts as soon as it is available !!! lol Have a great rest of your journey :) Kathi

  9. Fabulous pictures Bonnie ~ love them all. Thank you for always sharing and thinking of others. Enjoy your time at sea!


  10. Thanks for the update Bonnie,
    Sounds like you all are having a fabulous time. Many wish we were there!
    Safe travels.

  11. Looks like everyone is having a wonderful time! Love seeing the project progress!

  12. Looks like a LOT of fun. When's the next cruise with Bonnie? Sign me up!

  13. What is it for a pattern what I can see in the second foto?? I like it very much and would like to do it?? I only looks fotos on your blog because you most of the time you write the name of the foto. On picasa web I often dont know what is the pattern und this is nothing for me.So I can look wheter I can find the pattern or more fotos from the block.

    Greeting Guilitta

  14. What a dream come true being on a cruise and with such a wonderful teacher.
    Everyone is smiling. Thanks for sharing THE pictures.
    Have a save trip back home and happy quilting.
    Yoka Bazilewich


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