Sew with Becky on a Cruise to Alaska - Patchwork Posse (2024)

I am so excited to announce that I am going to be teaching on a cruise again!

I have taught on a cruise before in March 2024. It was such a great experience and so much fun and I feel so fortunate to be teaching on another one.

This time we are headed to Alaska – and I’m very excited about that!!

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Set sail with us on the Alaska Quilting Adventure, a 7-night cruise that combines the stunning beauty of Alaska with the joy of quilting. This trip features expert instructorsTiffany Hayes and Becky Jorgensen. You’ll get to work with the beautiful fabrics from Maywood Studio and enhance your quilting skills while taking in Alaska’s gorgeous scenery. Come along for a creative getaway where quilting and nature meet!

DATES: August 22-29, 2025

STOPS: Seattle, WA – Sitka, AK – Skagway, AK – Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier – Juneau, AK – Victoria, British Columbia

SHIP: Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas

You can sign up here- ALASKA QUILTING CRUISE

HeyThere Quilting Friends!

We’re thrilled to invite you to join us on the ultimate quilting journey—our Alaska Quilting Adventure 2025! Set sail with us aboard the magnificent Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas and weave through the breathtaking landscapes of Seattle, WA, Sitka, AK, Skagway, AK, Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Juneau, AK, and Victoria, British Columbia.

This isn’t just any cruise; it’s a quilter’s paradise at sea! Join Tiffany Hayes and Becky Jorgensen, our incredibly talented instructors, for exclusive workshops featuring the beautiful and versatile fabrics from Maywood Studio. These fabrics are sure to inspire your creations and bring a piece of your journey home with you.

Between ports, enjoy top-tier amenities, gourmet dining, and entertainment aboard one of the finest ships sailing the northern seas.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic mix of creativity, adventure, and relaxation. Spaces are filling fast, so secure your spot today and get ready for the quilting voyage of a lifetime.

We can’t wait to welcome you aboard for a truly stitched-together adventure in Alaska!

Best stitches,

– Deb Luttrell, Owner – Stitchin’ Heaven

Teachers on the Quilt Cruise

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Becky Jorgensen

Becky is a highly experienced and passionate quilter who has been active in the industry since 2007. She began her journey through her blog and has since become an accomplished author, designer, and video tutorial creator.

Becky’s quilts are highly regarded and have been featured in numerous publications, including Primitive Quilts Magazine, Andover Fabrics, and Micheal Miller Ambassador 2023. She is the author of two popular books, Crafty Little Things to Sew and Embroider Your Life. Additionally, she has designed and sells the Patchwork Planner – an essential tool for any quilter looking to keep their projects organized and achieve their quilting goals.

Becky’s motto of “never sew alone” speaks to her dedication to building a supportive and inclusive community of quilters. She is the founder of Patchworkers Plus, an online quilt group that has been active for over six years. In this group, she shares exclusive patterns with members, introduces them to designers from the industry, and holds live chats every month, helping quilters from around the world connect and build friendships.

To stay up-to-date with Becky’s latest projects, tips, and tutorials, be sure to check out her website at or her YouTube channel at With her years of experience, passion for teaching, and commitment to building a supportive quilting community, Becky is the perfect guide for anyone looking to improve their quilting skills and connect with like-minded individuals.

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Scissors & Spools

The Scissors & Spools Quilt by Wendy Sheppard is a delightful pattern that’s perfect for anyone with a 10″ stacker. This unique design features pieced scissors perched atop spools of thread, creating a playful and creative quilt that’s as fun to make as it is to display.

With a finished size of 46″ x 61″, the Scissors & Spools Quilt is the ideal project for both novice and experienced quilters. Its 10″ stacker-friendly design makes it accessible and convenient, allowing you to dive right into the quilting process without the hassle of extensive cutting and prep work.

Finished Size: 46″ x 61″

4 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need theScissors & Spools quilt pattern.

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Tiffany Hayes

Tiffany Hayes is an experienced quilter with a deep passion for designing, piecing, hand applique, and machine quilting. With many years of experience in quilting and teaching, Tiffany has become a respected figure in the quilting community, with her work appearing in numerous publications including Quilter’s World Magazine, Keepsake Quilting, and Connecting Threads.

Tiffany’s love for teaching has led her to collaborate with various fabric companies, creating fabric collection-specific quilt patterns that inspire quilters of all levels. She is the proud developer of The Goddess Tool, The 60º Triangle Tool, The 90º Triangle Tool, and more in the works. Her popular Block of the Month patterns often feature The Goddess Tool.

Tiffany and her husband Scott, a machine quilter, are the proud owners of a Handi Quilter Long Arm. Tiffany designs and pieces while Scott creates digitized machine quilting designs that match her original quilt patterns. Under the name Needle in a Hayes Stack, Tiffany designs and publishes her patterns.

Tiffany’s passion for quilting shines through in her work, and she proudly declares herself a Quilt Addict. To learn more about Tiffany and her work, visit her website

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Bear Paw Patches 2.0

Discover the joy of quilting with Bear Paw Patches 2.0, a dazzling showcase of Maywood Studio’s Gelato Ombre fabrics. This vibrant quilt brings a fresh twist to the traditional Bear Paw design by infusing it with the spirited, gradient colors of the Gelato Ombre collection. The result is a quilt that radiates cheer and vibrancy, perfect for brightening up any room.

Ideal for quilters of all skill levels, the Bear Paw Patches 2.0 pattern comes as a precut kit, which simplifies the assembly process and ensures a fun and satisfying quilting experience. Whether you’re a beginner looking to dive into your first big project or a seasoned pro eager to add a splash of color to your collection, this quilt pattern is designed to inspire and delight.

Embrace the colorful world of quilting with this easy-to-assemble, cheerful masterpiece that promises to be a joyful addition to your quilting journey.

Finished Size: 70″ x 86″

5.5 yards of coordinated backing fabric will be needed.

NOTE: If you choose to provide your own fabric you will need theBear Paw Patches 2.0 quilt pattern.

If you are ready for some quilting fun and a cruise – come join me in Alaska!

Don’t forget to mention me – I get some extra credit for it!!

Becky Jorgensen

Becky Jorgensen is the creative quilter behind Patchwork Posse, thePatchwork Plannerand her online quilt groupPatchworkers Plus. You can find her patterns in books, magazines, and her quilt membership. Gather your quilting supplies, organize yoursewing space, explore the process ofdisappearing quilt blocks, or finish a free quilt pattern. I'll help you use what you have, finish what you start and make your quilting journey fun!

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