Quilt And Craft Fair Adelaide – This cruise on the Sapphire Princess will be a fantastic opportunity to enjoy luxurious life on board, see the sights of South Australia and learn the techniques of the country’s top craft experts. Come join us!
The view of Sapphire Queen will take your breath away. From the moment you step aboard the Sapphire Princess, everything is taken care of, from the ScholarShip@ Sea Enrichment range and the unique Lotus Spa to incredible evening entertainment at various venues. Four sparkling swimming pools, a Grand Casino, bars, virtual golf, an impressive library and one of the largest Internet cafes at sea. The Sapphire Princess is equipped with over 700 balconies where passengers can hang out and enjoy the cooling breeze of the ocean. Settling into your own room will be one of the most enjoyable moments, and you’ll be amazed at the array of amenities at your fingertips. Athletes can enjoy the gym and fitness center, jogging track, paddle tennis, virtual golf simulator, counter-current swimming and 9-hole mini-golf. The Lotus Spa offers a range of treatment options and there is also a hair salon and duty-free shops. The entertainment aboard the Sapphire Princess is vast and simply world class.
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Casual clothing is common during the day, although shorts and bathing suits are not permitted in formal restaurants. Two Nights at Sea is classed as formal for dress purposes. On formal evenings, a suit for gentlemen and evening dress for ladies is required for the main restaurants. Casual dress is required in public areas and restaurants.
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When available, we pair people up in double cabins and save the single supplement. You will not be alone, you will be taken care of and guided tours or tourism courses are organized every day.
The cruise is fully escorted. It’s going to be a fun vacation, with exclusive lessons limited only to those who have booked this fantastic package. All guided tours are included in the price. Each evening you dine with the group at our bespoke tables. You will meet a fun group and have a fantastic time.
Michelle has always had a love affair with textiles. He has been in the Australian quilting industry for 27 years and now runs his own business pieceville.com.au. She started out as a pattern maker for a fabric importer and her work was spotted by magazine staff. It was the start of a long career working with Australian quilting magazines which included publishing over 100 projects, writing essays, editing three books, including creative direction of Quilters Companion for a year. He has released eight DVDs on various techniques and published his fourth book last year. She has designed five lines of fun and versatile fabrics. Michelle enjoys imparting her knowledge to students and has a busy teaching schedule in Australia. Although hand cutting was her first love, she now enjoys teaching hand cutting techniques because it is more practical. Her work has won several awards at the NSW Quilt Guild Exhibition. She has been leading international quilt tours since 2008 and enjoys exploring America, France, England, Japan, Europe, Canada and Vietnam with her colleagues.
Jane MacDonald is the owner of BeBe Bold, an Australian boutique studio and online store specializing in Japanese textiles and crafts. Based in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Jane travels extensively with BeBe Bold to demonstrate and teach at major craft and quilting shows. Frequently returning to Japan to learn from the experts in traditional sashiko techniques and to explore the latest design trends, Jane has become a leading figure in Japanese textile art in Australia. BeBe Bold is a specialty store offering a wide range of Japanese textiles, including yarn-dyed fabrics, sashiko, kogin, knits, embroidery and Boro-inspired designs, including the hugely popular Boro-inspired ring bag . BeBe Bold grew out of Jane’s keen interest in Japanese textile history and aesthetics, inspiring her to create distinctive shirt designs with an emphasis on traditional kimono fabrics, including the yukata and kasuri. Jane has taught extensively in Australia as well as overseas in the UK and France. Jane’s previous experience as a teacher on cruise ships has been very positive as she enjoys the friendships formed and knowledge shared through teaching.
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Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane Creations is a passionate British-Australian girl addicted to English paper and die-cutting. He lives with his family in the beautiful historic town of Bendigo, Central Victoria, Australia. It wasn’t long before Sharon found herself on a quilting adventure and fell in love with English paper. Sharon now shares her love of English paper cutting through her patterns, introduces her unique patterns and hands-on teaching method to her work, and shares her favorite techniques and supplies. He is the author of Business on the Road… English Paper and Sewing in Time via Tuva Publishing and his third book is due out in early 2021. Sharon enjoys adding touches of hand embroidery to her work and sometimes she is found crocheting by hand.
The tour members will travel to Adelaide this morning. The bus will be ready to leave the airport at 12:30 p.m. In the afternoon we will visit Carrick Hill which was built 62 years ago. We will enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful historic home. The interior is 400 years old and was shipped from England and now contains many wonderful antiques. The gardens have a wide assortment of beautiful roses, including significant collections of old roses and Australian roses. We arrive at our hotel in the afternoon for check-in. Tonight we will gather for a welcome party to officially meet our teachers Michelle Marwig, Jane MacDonald, Sharon Burgess and the Director of Visits.
Today we visit the Art Gallery of South Australia. Housed in showpiece 19th and 20th century buildings in the heart of the cultural heart of the city, the gallery has one of Australia’s largest collections, with around 47,000 works of art from around the world. We will enjoy a guided tour of the gallery with one group visiting in the morning and another in the afternoon. The visit will focus on the beautiful exhibition of William Morris & Co., which includes furniture, ceramics and textiles. We visit the Hatties Patchwork shop, which offers a beautifully curated range of fabrics, patterns and quilts. This visit is followed by a visit by each group to the Art Gallery of South Australia.
After landing on Kangaroo Island in the morning, we travel by coach to the island’s capital, Kingscote. It is the oldest European settlement in South Australia. We will have time to explore the main street and check out Patchwork in the Bay Window, which offers a wide range of handcrafted garden embroidery, batiks and wide backing fabrics. As we travel around the island, we can spot wallabies, koalas, kangaroos and fur seals. The afternoon brings us to the south coast of the island, where we take a tour of Seal Bay, see the colony of sea lions and learn about their habitat before returning to port.
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This morning we arrive in Port Lincoln, known as Australia’s seafood and fishing capital. On today’s tour we visit the Mill Cottage Museum, a former pioneer house built in 1866 in Flinders Park. You will have the opportunity to discover ancestral artefacts from the early days of European settlement in the area and see Amy Bishop’s extensive collection of watercolors depicting the early days of the Eyre Peninsula. We will also visit the Kuju Aboriginal Art Gallery and Workshop. Galle offers authentic Aboriginal arts and crafts and the artists work locally, so you are likely to meet them and ask them about their art. We return to the boat for lunch and in the afternoon we start our 4 day course.
Today we will be offering morning and afternoon lessons, or you may wish to take advantage of some of the many activities available onboard the Sapphire Princess.
This morning we arrive at Phillip Island, home to white sand beaches and top-notch motorsports, endless family fun and exceptional wildlife. We disembark and visit the local Cotton on Craft store. Owned by two sisters with a passion for crafts, the shop offers a wide variety of patterns, fabrics, embellishments, haberdashery and kits. We take one group to the shirt shop while the other group enjoys a guided tour of Phillip Island. Then we return the groups. We return to the boat for lunch and in the afternoon we offer lessons. We’re going to enjoy a Show and Tell tonight.
We will arrive in Melbourne this morning and disembark. We enjoy a Melbourne sightseeing tour that includes the Royal Botanic Gardens, Queen Victoria Market and the central shopping district of Sh.