3 week vacation?

For Real…I am in Miami….for the trip of a lifetime…We (Olde Green Cupboard Girls) are bring 50 some quilters along with some significant others (about 80 total) on a transatlantic trip from Miami to Rome…2 weeks…with stops along the way…I can’t wait to tell you all about it here…I have been working like a maniac to stay ahead because I will gone and I am exhausted and ready for some fun! I cannot even tell you all the things that we are currently working on! I think Debbie at Moda passed out that she received our “stuff” for Spring market ahead of the deadline! Because I will be gone…lots of stuff like this…we also have three lines of fabric that we are working with that is not even being sold yet!!! Spring Market Fabric called Urban Farmhouse Gatherings….Farmhouse Flannels July release…. and our Shop Hop fabric has landed and we are busy trying to come up with some fun Wisconsin stuff…and then we recently sent back out Fall Market line…Indigo Gatherings!!!! Wool boxes and book deadlines….and on and on!!! This vacation is a necessity!!!

What is especially cool about this cruise is even though it is a quilting cruise…it is a UFO, bring your own project…which translates for me….nothing to bring…no kits, no projects, nothing…just what I have to stitch on…I will be available to help them with their projects and we will have conference room for stitching…but no official class times and such….we can just have a blast quilting and vacationing!!!!!

This 14 day cruise was super cheap…1400$ for a balcony!!! So things like this do not happen very often…It is a repositioning cruise…meaning we will not sail back…once we get to Rome….we are renting an apartment and staying 5 days and then flying home…with my ticket home it was under $2K…again…did you hear me say great opportunity.

We do a couple of events a year as a group…Here are the next two up…

You will need to contact Gloria to sign up, my shop does not handle this.

In September…we are going to sunny Jacksonville Florida….here are the details of this trip…I copied their post…so I do not miss anything…the retreat is over half full already…we offered it first to the girls who lost out on our Outer Banks retreat last year….so if you think you want to attend…do not wait!

September 2019 “Sunny Florida Retreat” – Lisa Bongean – Primitive Gatherings

Lisa Bongean – Primitive Gathering 
and Olde Green Cupboard Designs
“FUN IN THE SUN!” Retreat
www.primitivegatherings.us                                           www.oldegreencupboard.com
September 8 – 15, 2019
Join us at our
“Fun in The Sun Florida Quilting Retreat” 
at the NEW and  GORGEOUS
Hyatt Place Hotel
4742 Town Center Parkway, Jacksonville FL  32256
 PLUS additional details on retreat and hotel information.
Limited to 50 students only!!!
Imagine yourself and your favorite sewing friends gathering together in beautiful Florida for an eight day getaway learning from one of the top instructors in our quilting industry… Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings, Menasha WI.
The location of this retreat is being held in the newly completed Hyatt Hotel with beautiful rooms and our conference center looking out over the water.  It’s located right in the middle of the dynamic St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, FL with HUNDREDS of GREAT stores and amazing restaurants.  Enjoy the wonderful outdoor areas where you can sit and stitch by the water, chat, relax, shop, swim eat…. what a perfect location to do what we love – sew, quilt, stitch and be with our old and NEW friends!”.   We can just hear all the laughter and fun already! It’s joy to our ears!! 
Not only will you have three days of classes with three fun projects  (kits included), but we have planned several other fun events for you.  We have also reserved a night out at Jacksonville’s Dinner Theater to see the ever popular live show of “MAMMA MIA”!!! A Pool Party, and  a “FREE DAY” to play… you can choose to go to one of our wonderful beaches that are very close, search out many of our quilt shops here in the Jacksonville area, visit the historic city of St. Augustine, sit and sew, go antiquing,  it’s your day… so just play!
Join us in attending Lisa’s new seminar –  
“Antique Quilts Recreated” 
while we enjoy a YUMMY ice cream social.
Lisa is bringing her vending booth!!  
Exclusive shopping for enrolled students! 
We will be offering through our website/blog/email – Lisa’s Seminar and shopping in her booth  to those that are unable to attend the retreat ($20 admittance fee) Date and time will be sent to our email group once we have finalized our weekly agenda.  Lisa will be “on-site” to sign any book(s) or pattern(s)  purchased too!
The retreat will also feature –  
Door Prizes… Games…Free WIFI… Free Parking
Free Breakfast…Starbucks….Restaurant and Bar…

For those of you that would like to attend the retreat – but choose to commute from your homes – you may enroll once all hotel/beverage room requirements have been met per hotel contract.  An additional one-time only commuting fee of $50 will be added to your retreat fee.

Because of the limitation of students available… don’t wait to register… We don’t want you to miss out on the fun!!

For additional questions, contact:  Gloria Parsons (904)742-1100 
or email at:  oldgreencupboard@aol.com
Lisa’s projects will be posted to our website  approximately 30 days prior to first day of the retreat.  Lisa loves to use her new fabric lines when designing for her retreats – so they are exclusively NEW just for those that attend.  They will then be published at a later date.

Even if you live in the surrounding area….. sign up today and stay at the hotel with us and enjoy this week long  get-a-way and be a part of the FUN & SUN and a SUPER GREAT TIME!  


Excursion #2. Hawaii September 2020

This cruise if filling up nicely as well…so let’s go have some fun!!!!

Cruise to Hawaii with Lisa Bongean, 
Primitive Gatherings 
and Olde Green Cupboard Designs!
September 6, 2020 – September 18, 2020 
Royal Caribbean – Serenade of the Seas
Vancouver, British Columbia to Honolulu, Hawaii
We’ll leave from the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia and cruise for five days.  Our first stop will be Hilo, Hawaii – then we’ll on to Kauai –  Kona, Maui (two days) and on to Oahu, Honolulu.  From Oahu you may want to extend your stay or make your flight arrangements from Honolulu for your flight back home!  Enjoy beautiful weather, wonderful choices of excursions, the scent of flowers everywhere, crystal clear  water,  and beauty beyond belief.  Check this trip off your bucket list and join us!

It’s going to be a trip of your lifetime!


 Student Pricing per Person: 

  • Balcony Ocean View            $ 2232.33
  • Non-Student Pricing Per Person: deduct $500
  • For Single Cabin, Suite and 3 to 4 persons per room – Ask for availability and pricing.
  Call Gloria  –  904-742-1100    or   Vicky  –  904-610-0597  or
email: oldgreencupboard@aol.com 
  • Three HANDWORK classes – instructed by Lisa Bongean.  No machines required – you may bring machines for personal use during open sewing times
  •  Olde Green Cupboard Designs will share demo’s, demo’s & more demo’s, make-it-take-it projects and our “favorite” things!
  • Group Photo                                      
  • Stateroom (double occupancy) 
  • Entertainment                                         
  • Travel cruise insurance                                                           
  • Five consecutive classroom cruising days for sewing
  • FUN group adventures on board! 
  • Dining 
  • All Kits  
  • Gratuities  
  • Surprises
  • Port fees & taxes
  • Door Prizes
  • On board applicable amenities

All travel expenses to/from the ship and any additional lodging required is the responsibility of each attendee. 

It’s time to sign up!!          Print Registration Form 

2 responses to “3 week vacation?”

  1. Janet O. Avatar

    My goodness, woman, you are having so much fun!!
    The Rome trip sounds so wonderful. Enjoy!!

  2. Sharon Avatar

    A much deserved vacation! We all know how hard you work. Have fun!

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