Alaska Quilters Cruise 2024

Starting at $2,414.00

  • Price per person based on double occupancy, Interior Cabin (category V), cruise, pre-night in Vancouver and quilter class fee and taxes.
  • Arrive Vancouver on 31 August 2024 for your included overnight stay.
  • Embark Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 1st, 2024 – Return to Vancouver, BC, Canada September 8th, 2024
  • Secure your spot for $500/person.
  • Class Fee due by end of 2023. Final payment for remainder of items is due 75 days prior to departure.
  • Above prices include taxes and are in Canadian funds.
  • Please read below for further details. 
Fairmont Hotel Watergirl Quilt Co. Royal Caribbean International

We are very excited for you to join us on Watergirl Quilt Co.’s first ever Quilting Cruise in SEP 2024. We wanted to provide you with some info on how the classes will be facilitated.

There will be 3 workshop choices available at each session/day per the itinerary below. Two will be 6-hour classes and 2 will be 3-hour classes. While there is a total of 12 different workshops, each participant will only be able to attend 4 of the choices over the entire duration of the cruise.

All classes will be filled and you will have to tell us your first, second and third choice for each time slot during the week. This will be done in January 2024. Watergirl Quilt Co. will do their best to give everybody an equal number of 1st choices and so on. Watergirl Quilt Co. will also assign the classes on first come, first serve basis. Watergirl Quilt Co. will tell all participants what time and day that they should expect to receive the class selection form by email. Watergirl Quilt Co. will then assign people your first choices based on time of receipt of the returned form.

Only those individuals who have paid their quilt fees in full by December 31, 2023, will receive the form emailed to them in January 2024. If you pay later than that, for whatever reason, you will still get the class form but can’t guarantee you will get your first choice as some classes could already be full by then.

Watergirl Quilt Co. will email all quilters a class form to print, scan and send back to us or take a photo and send it back to us via email in January 2024

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Explore Each Day - Alaska Inside Passage

This agenda/page was last updated on October 30 19th at 6PM. Please check back here for updates to the day-to-day plans, class schedules etc.


Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver

*Rooms styles shown above are available based on double or single occupancy. Room types are 2 Queens or 1 King.

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Situated at the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant city center, this hotel presents an enticing array of amenities, including a convenient on-site restaurant and bar. Immerse yourself in entertainment with a flat-screen cable TV in every room, while the Vancouver City Center Skytrain station stands just a brief 5-minute stroll away. Indulge in comfort with tea and coffee-making provisions available in all guest rooms at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, which boasts air-conditioned accommodations complete with a mini-bar. For an added touch of luxury, select rooms offer captivating city views. Culinary delights await at the Notch8 Restaurant & Bar, conveniently located in the lobby, offering globally inspired cuisine crafted from locally sourced produce. Enhance your well-being at the 24-hour accessible Health Club at Fairmont Vancouver, where spa, sauna, and indoor swimming pool facilities invite relaxation. Additionally, a fully-equipped business center stands on-site to cater to your professional needs. Discover popular attractions, as BC Place, Rogers Arena, and Orpheum Theater are all within a leisurely 15-minute walk from the hotel, while the Orpheum Theater is a mere 1640 feet away, ensuring an unforgettable stay immersed in the cultural hub of the city.


Discover The Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas Exterior View
Ship - Brilliance of the Seas
Getting to know the Brilliance of the Seas
  • Catch a movie on the poolside screen, tee up for a game of mini golf or indulge in some “me time” at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center
  • Discover different flavours at one of our restaurants. Like prime cuts of steak at Chops Grille℠ and Italian favorites at Giovanni’s Table. Not to mention a Far East feast at Izumi and wines from around the world at Vintages.
  • Experience a dazzling showcase at sea with Center Stage, a variety revue featuring exceptional singers and dancers. Join the fun and sing along to contemporary stage hits in Now and Forever. Prepare for an entertainment extravaganza that reaches soaring heights.

Hosts and Teachers

Meet Your Hosts

Michelle Peters - Watergirl Quilt Co.

Michelle Peters

Watergirl Quilt Co.


Michelle Peters

Michelle grew up by the majestic St. Lawrence River in Brockville, Ontario. and continues to live there by the water.  As a child, she always looked forward to summers spent boating on the river and the annual visits to her extended families in L’Ardoise, Nova Scotia and Bay Bulls, Newfoundland. Hence, the name Watergirl Quilt Co.


Michelle was inspired to learn to quilt by her Nanny Williams who made crazy quilts embellished with herringbone stitching. Those quilts always were heavy as they were made of old clothing and whatever fabrics could be found around the home for repurposing. When Michelle was 18 years old, she signed up for a 3 month night course to learn how to quilt at St. Lawrence College.


After 24 years of being an elementary school teacher both in Canada and Japan, Michelle was compelled to follow her passion for quilting and to create her own family legacy. She started Watergirl Quilt Co. and now shares her passion for teaching by putting a focus on education in her business. She is proud to be a member of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild and the Thousand Islands Quilters' Guild.


Michelle also loves to do ballroom dancing with her hubby, Mr. Watergirl. Her other love is travelling so of course, the Watergirl has to host a quilting cruise! Michelle is excited to return to Alaska again, with all of you.


Whether you quilt to feel joy, to heal from sadness, or to express your love for family and friends, Watergirl Quilt Co. is honoured to be part of your creative journey.

Scott Waldron

Scott Waldron

Gravitate Travel


Scott Waldron

Total countries travelled: 36+
Years in the travel business: 25
Favourite destination(s): Austria & India
Coolest trip ever planned: For 2021, Canadian Arctic in July and Antarctica in December
Travel philosophy: Go with the flow
Travel advisor history: Senior Personal Experience Advisor for global firms to boutique travel planners offering arctic expeditions. Created custom tours and vacations in Europe, South America, Scandinavia, North America and beyond.
Ask him about: Working as a Cultural Ambassador at Walt Disney World at the start of his career
Favourite trip booked for a client: National Geographic & G Adventures Family Trip to Vietnam & Cambodia
Next bucket-list trip: Japan

Meet Your Teachers

Patti Carey - Patti’s Patchwork & Northcott Fabrics

Patti Carey

Patti’s Patchwork & Northcott Fabrics


Patti Carey

Patti is the Vice President – Public Relations for Northcott, where she headed up the marketing/sample department from 1986 to 2012. This included coordinating Northcott’s pattern program to support the new fabric collections, as well as liaising with the various quilting magazines, book publishers and quilt designers to provide current collections of fabric for editorial projects. Currently she travels to quilts guilds and shops to inspire and educate quilters with interesting and entertaining presentations on how fabric is designed, and how to use it to her best advantage. Her comprehensive line of quilt patterns utilize efficient and time-saving techniques, and are available through her website at She has also published a book entitled “A Taste of Napa Valley”. She is a regular contributor to the Golden Peak Media group of publications (McCall’s, Love of Quilting, Quiltmaker). She has designed 2 fabric collections for Banyan Batiks, a division of Northcott, and Color Play, her “learn-to-free-motion-quilt” collection for Northcott, shipped to shops in August 2022. In addition, she developed the E-Z Miter tool for painless mitered borders and lone stars.

Patti is married and has 2 grown sons. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, golfing, snowboarding and cruising to far-away lands.

Fun fact: I have been to over 60 countries, including Kiribati
Favourite travel destination: Alaska shares top spot with Norway

Paul Léger - Paul Léger Quilts & Bernina Ambassador

Paul Léger

Paul Léger Quilts & Bernina Ambassador


Paul Léger
Paul lives in Ottawa, Canada where he worked for the federal government for 16 years after spending 21 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, He retired on September 1, 2016. His journey in quilting in May 1990. His mother, Doris Bourque-Léger, a quilter and dressmaker, encouraged him to buy a sewing machine “for sewing emergencies”. One day, he got the idea to cut up the good parts of some old air force uniform shirts. "Why?" you ask - at the time he had no idea. After a few days, he recalled that in the "old days" people would use clothing to make bed quilts, so he set off to cut up more old shirts in an isosceles trapezoid shape, using surgical scissors!

He sewed the pieces together based on an idea he had in his mind. “The corners weren't square,” nor were the blocks. He ran out of fabric pieces, he therefore made my first trip to a quilting shop, the “Cloth Castle in Langford, British Columbia,” There he got advice and bought more fabric. First top completed and liking the process so much, he had a second quilt top completed before he had sent the first one to his mother for quilting. Paul still has the quilt in his collection.

Paul took his first quilting course in September 1994 from Joan Winter of Barrie, Ontario, near the armed forces base where he was stationed. After moving to Ottawa in 1996, he joined his first guild. he took more courses and began to buy quilting books and lots of fabrics. Quilting has become his passion.

With over 275 quilts to his credit, he has never looked back. In addition to making quilts, Paul now also a BERNINA Canada brand Ambassador, has lead quilting workshop and trunk shows across Canada, is a frequent blogger on, and is a guest contributor to the A Needle Pulling Thread magazine.

Your Cabins and Pricing

Explore Your Cabin Choices

Consider bringing a friend, your spouse or your family on this cruise as non-quilters are always welcome to join our non-workshop activities. Share your enthusiasm with those dear to you, as you learn and create at sea. Plus, your companion will have fun exploring the ship’s activities while you sew and then you get the joy of exploring the Alaskan ports and sights together.

* Triple and Quad available on request based on room availability.   Reach out to Scott if you have any questions.

The costs below include the following:

  • Cabin selected, based on double or single occupancy.
  • Pre-Night hotel in Vancouver on 31AUG 2024, with included breakfast on 01SEP23
  • Quilting Fee for Quilter / Non-Quilter as indicated.
  • All Watergirl Quilt Co. organized events. (Get together on 02SEP and Sew & Tell on 07SEP, for all and other onboard events as they take shape)

For all inclusions/exclusions on this trip please refer to the FAQ section below.

Interior Cabin

  • Size – Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
  • Beds – Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests
  • Occupancy – Up to 4 guests
  • Views – n/a
  • Living Spaces – Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa
  • Bathrooms – One bathroom
Double Occupancy/Per Person
Single Occupancy / Per Person






Ocean View Cabin

  • Size – Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
  • Beds – Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One single sofa bed or one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests. One double sofa bed or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • Occupancy – Up to 4 guests
  • Views – Ocean view
  • Note: Staterooms on deck 2 have a porthole instead of a window
  • Living Spaces – Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa
  • Bathrooms – One bathroom
Double Occupancy/Per Person
Single Occupancy / Per Person






Obstructed Ocean View Balcony

  • Size – Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
  • Beds – Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One single sofa bed or one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests. One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests. One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests
  • Occupancy – Up to 5 guests
  • Views – Obstructed Ocean view
  • Living Spaces – Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa, Private balcony
  • Bathrooms – One bathroom
Double Occupancy/Per Person
Single Occupancy / Per Person






Ocean View Balcony

  • Size – Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 20 – 41 sq. ft.
  • Beds – Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests. One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • Occupancy – Up to 4 guests
  • Views – Ocean view (Some staterooms have an obstructed view)
  • Living Spaces – Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa
  • Private balcony
  • Bathrooms – One bathroom
Double Occupancy/Per Person
Single Occupancy / Per Person












Enjoy The Moments



  • Ship accommodations based on category chosen
  • Most meals onboard (excluding specialty Restaurants)
  • Some beverages onboard (non-alcoholic)
  • August 31, 2024 pre-night at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (special group inclusion)
  • 01SEP, 2024 Breakfast at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (special group inclusion) before boarding the ship.


  • Welcome Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Departure Day*
  • Pre-Booked group dining at 5:30pm daily for those in our group who wish to dine together or go to open dining at anytime during dining room hours* (you can tidy that up Scott)
  • Organised cocktail time to meet with others in our group (drinks are not included in the cost)*
  • A Sailor’s Ditty Bag of gifts*
  • Quilting workshops when we are at sea: 18 hours of instruction time with 12 choices of workshops being offered by Michelle Peters (Watergirl Quilt Co. owner), Paul Leger and Patti Carey
  • Use of a BERNINA Sewing Machine (The classroom is open 24/7 for plenty of free time sewing when there is no class in progress.)
  • Sewing machine technical assistance that will keep you sewing with little interruption
  • Premier thread provided for onboard projects
  • Full-size irons and boards will be available for your use
  • Optional class supply kits
  • Demonstrations of quilting products & techniques
  • Mandatory Make and Take Project on sewing machine
  • Guided Make and Take Project on a BERNINA embroidery machine*
  • Show and Tell Desert/Cocktail Gathering on 07SEP, 2024.
  • Tips on great quilt shops in Alaska!
  • More quilty fun than you ever thought possible
  • Group photo will be provided*
  • Gratuities, Port fees and taxes*
  • Opportunities for discounted class fees on pre-cruise, online workshops to make fun items that will get you organised for your trip.
  • A boatload of fun with the Watergirl Quilt Co. Crew!*
  • Plus, you will get to sew on a BERNINA 475QE sewing machine.
  • Option to purchase your own B475 sewing machine with a bonus of an added Walking Foot (value of CAD $329) for VIP members only, and you get to take it home (or have us ship it to you) when the cruise finishes! *


  • Transfers form the Vancouver Airport to the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel
  • Transfer form the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on 01SEP, 2024 to the cruise port (5 min taxi away)
  • Dining in Specialty Restaurants such as Chops Grille, 150 Central Park, and Izumi
  • Dining in Johnny Rockets (Where applicable)
  • Spa and Salon services
  • Gambling (Including Bingo)
  • Art Auction
  • Any purchases made in the gift shops onboard.
  • Shore excursions
  • Photographs
  • Video Arcade
  • Medical Services
  • Internet Access
  • Transfers
  • Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services
  • Ship to Shore Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic / Non-Alcoholic Beverage Packages (excluding water, lemonade, and iced tea)


  • Class kits / fabric
  • Quilting Notions

By clicking the button below and filling out the info required, this is not confirmation of a booking, but a form of intention that you are interested in the cruise/require more information. Once the form is completed Scott will be reaching out to you individually based on first come first serve basis. Cabins are only secured and confirmed once a deposit of CAD $500 per person is paid

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you book with us or depart on your Alaska Quilters Cruise you may have some questions about what to expect. Below are questions and answers relating to the most important topics to our guests to give you peace of mind and assurance before you set off on your vacation.


Questions about COVID-19 travel? Read our COVID-19 FAQs for answers to help you feel informed and confident when booking your tour.

Can I secure rooms at The Fairmont Vancouver prior to the 31AUG and/or after the cruise returns to Vancouver?

Yes, please reach out to Scott at Gravitate Travel, our group rate only offers the same rate 3 days prior to 31AUG. Any dates after the cruise rates are subject to availability however Gravitate Travel does have our own preferred rates which we can pass on to you.

If I need a stopover hotel on the way to/from Vancouver can Gravitate Travel help with this?

Yes, Gravitate Travel has many contracted stopover rates at all major airports across Canada often with long-term parking included.

Are there direct non-stop flights from Ottawa to Vancouver?

Yes, both Air Canada, WestJet and Porter have direct non-stop flights from Ottawa to Vancouver. However, booking flights for AUG/SEP 2024 will have to wait until after 16SEP 2023 as flights are only available 360 days in advance.

When will I be able to select my Quilt Classes/Session aboard the sailing?

Michelle and/or her team at Watergirl Quilt Co. will reach out in JAN 2024 to obtain your preferences. They will be handling all arrangements in regards to the classes, kits, supplies required for the cruise. This is also the time the gift certificates for those VIP members will be sent out and you can begin to order your kits/notions etc. required for the classes once your class schedule is confirmed.

Can I bring family members with me and secure additional cabins?

Yes, you're more than welcome to bring other family members with you to experience Alaska. Cabins are based on a first come, first service basis so have a chat with them now and let Scott know once you speak with him that you would like to book multiple cabins. We will do our best to secure cabins that connect, if required, but there are only a limited number of cabins that connect on each cruise ship. So, if a connecting cabin is important to you, book ASAP.

Can I make multiple payments?

Yes, you can make multiple payments towards the cruise package components only.  If you booked additional travel arrangements via Gravitate Travel, refer to “What if I booked additional travel arrangements via Gravitate?”

Are Excursions, Beverage Packages, Speciality Restaurants and Spa Services included?

No these items are not included and can be added at the guest’s discretion. Information on these services for our voyage can be found here. Once you are booked and Scott has sent you a confirmation reflecting your booking number with Royal Caribbean, then create an account with Royal Caribbean using the above link and you can view Excursions, Beverage Packages, Dining Packages, and Internet Packages. Please note that some of the options items only open to be booked, closer to departure.

Does Royal Caribbean have an App for my phone for me to keep track of my sailing details?

Yes, they do, it can be downloaded here for Apple and Android devices.

Can I rent a Scooter for the duration of the cruise for mobility reasons?
Yes you certainly can, Gravitate Travel work with Scootaround, a global leader in Scooter and mobility aid rentals for the tourism industry. Ask Scott for a quote when you make you book, booking earlier secures your Scooter for the departure.
What info is required to secure a cabin?
Passport info for all in the cabin(s), email address, mobile phone number, emergency contact details, bedding configuration (1 bed or 2 twins), dates of birth, credit card and billing address, emergency contact details, any dietary requirements, or medical issues the cruise line needs to be aware of (e.g., sleep apnea machine etc.), mobility requirements (onboard/on shore scooter).
What time is supper/dinner each night?

Our group has a dedicated time each night pre-reserved at 530PM in the main dining room for supper/dinner, by the time foods comes it would be closer to 600PM after we all order. However, if you wish to make a specialty dining reservation or dine elsewhere or at another time that’s not a problem. We wanted to have a time for all our group to eat and this needed to be done far in advance to accommodate our numbers.

Can we drive to Vancouver and park our car at the hotel?

24-hour Self-parking is CAD $62- and 24-hour Valet Parking is CAD $75 at the hotel, they do not offer long-term parking. Alternatively, guests can see if there is any space at Canada Place Pier, but this will require reservations in advance. Canada Place Pier - Cruise ship and convention parking run by Indigo can accommodate long term parking for cruise and convention guests as well as offer a solution for over height vehicles at a nearby facility. For more information please visit the Indigo website.

What is the payment plan for the trip?

The payment plan is as follows:

  • Cruise Deposit of $500 Canadian per person due at the time of booking to secure your cabin type.
  • Watergirl Cruise Quilting Fees in Canadian Funds (Quilter(s) & Companion(s)) are due in full by 31DEC, 2023.
  • Final payment for the cruise and the 31AUG night’s stay at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel is due on 03JUN, 2024,  in Canadian Funds. 

All payments for any components of this trip (Cruise, Hotel, Quilter/Non-quilter fee) are to be made via Scott at Gravitate Travel.

Who is processing the payments and what will show on my credit card when charged?

All charges for the cruise portion will show as “RCI / Royal Caribbean International”. Charges for all Watergirl Quilting Fees, and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will show as “TRAVEL 1-866-896-3962/Toronto, ON”.

Can Gravitate Travel help me book flights to/from Vancouver?
Yes, we certainly can. We have a one-time planning fee of $30 (not per person) for all flight quotes and would be happy to work with you to get you there and back or adjust your flights to suit your trip as some are going to stay longer in Western Canada to explore/visit family before/after the sailing.
Can Gravitate Travel quote me on travel insurance to protect my cruise?
Yes, we certainly can. We work with Manulife Travel Insurance and can only quote travel insurance for those that reside in Ontario. Others Canadian residents outside of Ontario we can have one of our team across Canada quote you based on your province of residence as we are only licensed to sell travel insurance in Ontario.
I would like to add on travel plans before/after the cruise since I am out in British Columbia, can Gravitate travel assist me with this? for example Rocky Mountaineer?
Yes, we sure can. Rocky Mountaineer is a partner of ours and we have been working with them for years and would be happy to discuss this with you or any other arrangements you may need.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Visa Debit and Interact Email Money Transfers. We do not accept cash or check payments for this departure.
Does a companion/non-quilter have to pay a quilter fee?

Yes, it's mandatory and non-negotiable, it is a reduced rate. There are a lot of things behind the scenes set up for the group and activities companions/non-quilters are invited to. The cost is CAD $ 199 plus taxes.

Do I need to bring my own sewing machine?
No, there will be BERNINA B475 QE sewing machines available to use.
How do we get to the hotel from the airport?

Transfers to and from the Vancouver airport are on your own. There are many ways to get
to the hotel such as;

  • Taxi/Uber (approx. 30 mins depending on traffic)
  • The Skytrain from the Vancouver Airport. Take the Canada Line to the Vancouver City Centre Station (which is on the same line). The station is approx.
    2 blocks away from the hotel. Heading back to the airport after the cruise, simply walk over to the Waterfront Station, about 5 mins from the ship, and hop on the Canada Line back to Vancouver Airport.
  • Private Chauffeur service, please speak with Gravitate Travel to arrange or the hotel directly. NOTE – The hotel will not have everyone’s name on the master
    rooming list until approx. 30 days prior to departure once submitted, so it is advised to wait to secure this option until closer to.
To whom do I make payments for the Cruise package?
All payments for the Cruise package; hotel, cabin, quilter/non-quilter fees and additional travel arrangements arranged by Gravitate Travel are to be made via Scott at Gravitate Travel.  For dates to remember, refer to “When are payments due for the various components of the Cruise package?” for payment deadlines.
When are payments due for the various components of the Cruise package?

At time of booking - $500 CDN per person Cruise Deposit.  This secures your cabin type.

December 31, 2023 - $775 CAD+ taxes due in full for Watergirl Cruise Quilting; if applicable.

December 31, 2023 - $199 CAD + taxes due in full for Watergirl Cruise non-quilting fee; if applicable.

June 3, 2024 - $432.58 CAD  (taxes included) due in full for pre-night hotel stay at Fairmont Vancouver.

June 3, 2024 – Cruise Balance (based on type of cabin / occupancy booked) - final payment for all components of cruise package (cruise/cabin costs).

NOTE: you may make multiple partial payments at any time.  However, the cumulative total of payments must meet the deadlines above.

What if I booked additional travel arrangements through a party other than Gravitate Travel?

If you booked additional travel arrangements through another 3rd party or business, you will be responsible for payment in full according to their deadlines.

Supply List:

  • 1½ yards (1.4 m) orange ombre fabric for sky
  • 1½ yards (1.4 m) blue or aqua ombre fabric for water (or four ½ yards (.5 m) of four blues and/or aquas)
  • 1 FQ for the sailboat
  • ⅓ yard for binding
  • 1½ yard for backing

Notions and tools

  • 1 Clover – Black Quick Bias Tape roll – ¼” x 11 yds (6mm 10m)
  • 1 SCHMETZ twin Needle 80/12 – 4.0mm (provided for you)
  • 1½ yards (1.4 m) Heat n’ Bond Woven Fusible Interfacing - Soft White
  • Pins
  • 6½” x 24” ruler (or similar)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper (in case)
  • Small cutting mat
  • Pencil or pen and paper for note taking.
  • And any other supplies that one likes to use while at the workshop.

Fabric (a fabric kit will be available for purchase)

  • Print 1 - Fat 1/6 of Cadet
  • Print 2 - Fat 1/6 of Maya Blue
  • Print 3 - Fat 1/4 of Waterfall
  • Print 4 - Fat 1/4 of Indian Ocean
  • Print 5 - Fat 1/8 of Teal
  • Print 6 - Fat 1/6 of Peacock
  • Print 7 - Fat 1/4 of Dusk
  • Print 8 - Fat 1/4 of Spruce
  • Print 9 - Fat 1/8 of Moss
  • Print 10 - Fat 1/8 of Honeycomb
  • Print 11 - 3/8 yard of Olive
  • Print 12 - Fat 1/8 of Root
  • Print 13 - Fat 1/4 of Shortbread
  • Print 14 - Fat 1/8 of Rust
  • Print 15 - Fat 1/8 of Persimmon
  • Print 16 - Fat 1/8 of Scarlet
  • Print 17 - Fat 1/8 of Red Rose
  • Print 18 - Fat 1/8 of Tiger
  • Print 19 - Fat 1/4 of Shortcake
  • Print 20 - Fat 1/8 of Dusted Pink
  • Print 21 - Fat 1/6 of Primrose
  • Print 22 - 1-1/4 yards of Sandcastle
  • Print 23 - 1-1/2 yards of Bisque
  • Border: 1-1/8 yards of Bisque
  • Binding: 2/3 yard of Waterfall
  • Backing: 4¼ yards of light fabric


Notions and tools

  •  Creative Grids Alaska ruler (available at Watergirl Quilt Co.)
  • 6½” x 24” ruler (or similar)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper (in case)
  • Small cutting mat
  • Pencil or pen and paper for note taking.
  • And any other supplies that one likes to use while at the workshop.

This technique works best with a darker background. Due to the construction technique used, if your background is significantly lighter than your Fabrics A, B and C, you will get some shadowing.

  1. Fabric A (Diamond 1,2) ¼ meter
  2. Fabric B (Diamond 3,6 Placemat) ¼ meter
  3. Fabric C (Diamond 4,5, Placemat) ¼ meter
  4. Fabric D (Background) 1 meter
  5. Binding ½ meter
  6. Backing 1 meter

Notions and tools

  • Pointed Comments Pattern by Tamarinis (available at Watergirl Quilt Co.)
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper (in case)
  • Scissors (small)
  • Large ruler (6½” X 24” or similar)
  • Medium Ruler (6” x 12” or similar)
  • Rotary cutter.
  • Small cutting mat
  • Chalk marker, pencil or other fabric marking tool
  • And any other supplies that one likes to use while at the workshop.


  • The fabrics requirement list will be added later.

Notions and tools

  • A spool of neutral coloured thread
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper (in case)
  • Scissors (small)
  • Add a quarter ¼ ruler
  • Cutting mat 18” x 24" will work best but bring what you have.
  • And any other supplies that one likes to use while at the workshop.

Supply List (to make Medium size bag):

Purchase a kit from us or assemble your own supplies as follows:

  • Clam Up Bag pattern from ByAnnie
  • Main/Outside Fabric: 1 piece of cork fabric measuring at least 10” x 14”
  • Lining Fabric: 1 Fat Quarter
  • Coordinating Fabric (tabs, gusset, binding): 1 Fat Eighth (9” x 21”)
  • ByAnnie’s Soft & Stable: 10” x 14” piece
  • One 18” or longer, double-slide handbag zipper (if you plan to make all 5 bags, we recommend you purchase a package of ByAnnie’s Zippers by the Yard)
  • Sheet of template plastic or freezer paper: 10” x 14”
  • ByAnnie's Double Sided Basting Tape 1/8in wide
  • ByAnnie's Stiletto & Pressing Tool or similar tool
  • 12 Wonder Clips 

Purchase the complete supply kit including fabrics by Tula Pink (as pictured in the photo) or assemble your own supplies as follows:

  • Mini Butterfly Effect Pattern (included with supply kit)
  • Mini Butterfly Effect Paper Piece Complete Pack
  • Mini Butterfly Effect Templates With 3/8in Seams 19pc
  • Bohin Glue Pen and 3-5 refill glues
  • One or two Sew Tite magnets
  • Sew Fine Thread Gloss
  • #10 milliners needles
  • Thimble (optional)
  • 50wt, 60wt or 80wt thread to match fabrics or use a neutral such as pale grey
  • 22 fat eighths of a variety of fabrics for the butterflies
  • Half yard of a pale grey or cream fabric for the large diamonds
  • 3/ 4 yard of low volume background fabric that contrasts a bit to your half yard of pale fabric.
  • Marking pen or chalk pencil
  • Tiny cutting mat approximately 6” x 8”
  • Sharp scissors such as Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors

Purchase a kit from us or assemble your own supplies as follows:

  • Backing fabric 20” x 20”
  • 100% cotton batting piece 19” x 19”
  • 42 - 5” squares of a variety of colours/prints of fabrics
  • Applique pins (approximately 50)
  • Seam Roller
  • Sharp scissors such as Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors
  • Sashiko needle , long size
  • 12 wt thread in a contrasting colour to your fabrics. We recommend a variegated thread or go with plain white
  • Velvet fabric 4 - 3.5” squares

You will need the book Creative Stitching by Sue Spargo. We will have copies available to purchase before the cruise.

Purchase a kit from us or assemble your own supplies as follows:

  • 10 different colours of wool fabric each sized 2” x 2”
  • Background wool fabric in spring leaf green sized 6” x 6”
  • Backing wool fabric of pin cushion 6” x 6”
  • 3 different colours of velvet fabric each sized 2” x 2”
  • One small button for embellishing
  • Cotton fabric lining 2 pieces each sized 5-½” x 4-½” (not needed on the cruise)
  • Crushed walnut shells (not needed on the cruise)
  • #24 chenille needle
  • #11 straw needle
  • #3 milliners needle
  • Drizzle stitch wool pad
  • 5 different colours of size 8 perle cotton thread to coordinate with your wool fabrics
  • 12wt Ellana wool applique thread in 7 colours to coordinate with your wool fabrics
  • 60wt neutral applique thread in cotton
  • Bohin glue pen

Supply List:

  •  scissors (any size)
  • reading glasses if you use them
  • Sashiko thread (any colour but navy) and sashiko needle (available from Watergirl Quilt Co.)

Supply List:

  • rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
  • basic sewing supplies, including pins, seam ripper, tape measure and wooden presser/point turner or Hera marker
  • kit pre-purchased from Watergirl Quilts (contains all pieces pre cut and ready to sew) or you will be able to pre-cut your own fabrics. Cutting list will be provided after workshop selection has taken place.

Supply List:

  • rotary cutter, ruler and small cutting mat
  • basic sewing supplies, including pins, seam ripper, tape measure and wooden presser/point turner or a Hera marker (Clover brand or a custom wood one from Watergirl Quilt Co.)

There will be a required kit for this class. Kits will be available to order once class selection has taken place. The kit fee will be approximately $30. Quilting cotton thread will be supplied. Please do not bring your own threads.

Please bring the following to class with you:

  • Quilter’s gloves such as Grippy Gloves, Acugrip Quitler’s glove (Machinger’s not recommended)
  • basic sewing supplies – scissors, pins, curved safety pins, etc.