Hubba Hubba Carribean Quilting Cruise 2023

FRIENDS!!! I have a fun announcement for you. It is rare for me to teach these days… but I’ve teamed up with Eternity Quilt Events to teach aboard a Caribbean cruise for spring 2023. Who can resist the idea of a quilting cruise?! No better way to spend days at sea than behind a sewing machine with quilting friends.

Basic Details About the Cruise

  • DATE: March 26 – April 2, 2023
  • FROM: Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the Caribbean (Grand Turks; Caicos Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, US Virgin Island; and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas)
  • CLASS: We’ll be making my Hubba Hubba tile quilt in Country Rose fabric (see mockup below) –plus a Camden Tote bag and mini mystery project (taught by staff of Eternity Quilt Events).
  • BONUS: Katie of Katie’s Quilting Co (my bestie!) will be coming as my assistant. Not only is she the life of any party, but she is also a talented long arm quilter. She is offering FREE long arm quilting to anyone who finishes their Hubba Hubba quilt top on the ship. (You just pay for batting/backing/shipping.)
  • UPDATE: Holland America is rumored to be waiving the vaccine requirement after September 2022 for our cruise. This is great news for those of you who had to opt out of the cruise because of this requirement! I’d recommend waiting to book until they make it official – but NOTE they do still require a negative COVID test within 3 days to board the ship.

Sign Up Now

Eternity Quilt Events’ flyer is posted below, as well as a couple quick links to EQE’s website and the official cruise registration page. Pricing options are best accessed on the cruise registration page. When registering, don’t forget to add the “Quilter’s Fare” package in addition to the cruise ship package. The “Quilter’s Fare” fee includes your sewing machine rental + the project fabric kits + admission to the Lella Boutique trunk show + swag bag +etc. And of course, don’t forget to make travel accommodations to get to Ft. Lauderdale, FL!

Caribbean quilt cruise 2023 featuring Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Caribbean quilt cruise 2023 featuring Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Caribbean quilt cruise 2023 featuring Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Caribbean quilting cruise itinerary 2023 – Eternity Quilt Events
Caribbean Quilting Cruise 2023 – Eternity Quilt Events

Have you been on a quilting cruise before? Drop a comment below and let me know, maybe you even have some advice for us first-timers!


  1. jle

    August 15, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Too bad the ship is requiring the vaccine. That leaves me out. Considering it’s not effective, it’s silly to require it.

    1. lellaboutique

      August 16, 2022 at 12:28 pm

      Someone was saying that supposedly Holland America is dropping the vaccine mandate after September 2022. I’m checking into this!

  2. Mary Ann

    August 15, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    I want to go on a quilting cruise! This looks so fun!

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