Patchwork & Quilting Cruise – NOV 2021

Due to the demand and sell out of our January 2020 cruise, we are pleased to offer another Patchwork cruise with the fun loving Margaret Olive.

Once again we will head to the beautiful South Pacific Islands where you can work on a project of your choice and enjoy exploring beautiful islands along the way.

Workshops are open to all levels of experience from beginner to advanced.
ome and join us and learn a new skill or develop an old one. Margaret will offer one project that is a 5 day workshop – Cherry Cheer (Quilt As You Go Quilt) and the other 4 projects will be one day workshops.  You will have a choice of doing the 5 day project or the 4 x 1 day projects.

Don’t miss out. Get a few of your friends and book together.

Welcome aboard  QUANTUM of the Seas for this 9 Nights adventure.


Sailing from Brisbane, Quantum of the Seas® unlocks endless adventures onboard and onshore.
The first of its class, Quantum of the Seas® is a fully immersive ship filled with revolutionary feats from bow to stern. Think show-stopping entertainment that blends art and music with cutting-edge technology. Thrilling activities that the whole family can enjoy in any weather. And unparalleled views from every room – even Interior staterooms let you scope out the sights in real time from a Virtual Balcony℠.

Departing Sydney 15th November, 2021 from Brisbane and returning 24th November er, 2021

From *$2100 per person,

Above price is per person based on an INTERIOR twin share and INCLUSIVE of classes/workshop fee
(covers 24/7 use of the classroom, awesome instructors, frames, templates and most fabric dependant on option chosen) and a

On Booking Enquiry form please request price for;

  • other cabin types such as an Oceanview, Balcony or Suite.
  • 3rd /4th person in cabin
  • Single Supplement

Reduced rate is available for husbands, partners, family members or friends who would like to join an not participate in the classes.

*above price is subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC

*prices subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC



  • Gratuities, Port Fees and taxes
  • Accommodation with private ensuite
    • Complimentary toiletries
    • In cabin safe
    • TV for in-cabin entertainment
  • All meals (alcohol additional - drink packages available onboard)
    • Full breakfast
    • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
    • Buffet or 4 course a la carte dinners
  • All onboard entertainment and shows
    • Musical stage shows
    • Special guest entertainers
    • Choice of Bars and Lounges
    • Latest release movies (in cabin and on big screen)
  • Inspiring Classes (number of classes dependant on sea days)
    • Use of PRIVATE room - Convention Centre 24/7
    • Welcome Gift
    • Prizes and giveaway
    • Classes on the mornings of cruising days (some cruises may offer additional classes in afternoons)
  • Spectacular ports of call

*Optional Shore Excursions are available


Bookings are made by completing the below online booking form which will be directed to Geelong Travel where an agent will contact you to confirm  and discuss cabin requirements.

A $200 deposit will be required to guarantee your position and this is payable to Geelong Travel. You will receive a reservation number once you have directly paid them the deposit.  Full payment for balance of cruise/any other travel arrangements made and the scrapbooking portion is payable and due by the date indicated on your invoice.


MARGARET OLIVE - Host and Teacher

Margaret owned Patchwork Paradise Studio in Rockhampton from 2006 to 2018. She has taught allover Australia and Quilting Tours on cruiseships.

Margaret teaches a variety of different designer’s patterns – Quiltworx, Sew Kind of Wonderful, Lynn Wilson, Jaybird along with English Paper Piecing the Sue Daley way.

She is always furthering her education in the patchwork industry by improving her product and technique knowledge, attending workshops held by Judy Niemeyer, Gloria Loughman, Amanda Daley, Jan Phillips, Chris Timmins, Sue Daley, Robyn Pandolph and Kaffe Fassett to name but a few.

She has been heavily involved in the Patchwork industry for the past 19 years. “Even though I had been doing basic dressmaking since leaving boarding school, I wanted to make something that would give other people joy so I signed up for a Patchwork class in 2000 and haven’t looked back. Absolutely love this industry.”

Margaret is a Certified Instructor in many areas of Patchwork especially Quiltworx Foundation Paper Piecing which sees me extensively travel Australia teaching. I have made many trips to outback Queensland to teach various techniques like Foundation Paper Piecing, English Paper Piecing and Patchwork Piecing. Also teaches on Cruise Ships once a year, along with travelling allover Australia attending Craft Shows as a stall holder. In 2017 had a stand at Wellington and Hamilton in New Zealand.

You need to BYO Wadding and Backing threads and general sewing supplies


All Kits include Fabric to complete top and binding and Pattern.

You need to BYO Wadding and Backing threads and general sewing supplies

Private Group will be set up for those who have booked in so you can ask Margaret any questions that you have.

Each of you will receive a sewing machine to use whilst on the cruise. 
Therefore you don't have to bring one along with you - but you will need to allow luggage space to bring home. 

Download and read the FAQ's Terms and Conditions - Important Cruise Information

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to email Melissa at

Please read the Geelong Travel's Terms and Conditions
Paying a deposit to secure your place also ensures you understand AND ACCEPT all of the above.

You need to have read the above and understand the cancellation policy to submit an enquiry.