This is Pat and Charlotte and our newly engaged Connie!
Maryland, Long Island and Pennsylvania all traveled to Mackinac Island, Michigan to sew up a storm and have a great time retreating at the Grand Hotel Needle Arts Seminar!
If you ever have the opportunity to attend this event here at the Grand Hotel, prepare to be pampered beyond your wildest dreams – the location, the staff, the food—all phenomenal, and so much more.
Registration for next year’s event will open in January, and you can find that info on the Grand Hotel website at that time.
And don’t let this year’s weather snafu stop you. It was chilly – but we loved it anyway! And last year it was hot and short sleeves and shorts weather, so you just never know, but it is always a good time!
Our class for the past two days was Scrap Crystals from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Jill has 4 blocks laid out, deciding on sashing options!
Even our show and tell matched the room décor!
This is Pat’s Virginia Bound top from Scraps & Shirttails---greens and golds as a gift to a relative who’s school colors are also green and gold
She also brought in her Celtic Solstice top!
Perfect with that green wallpaper!
She topsy-turvied the arrow units for her border on this one, love it ---and says she has kept these as “just tops” until after this trip so they could travel easier with her. They are now in line to get the quilting done. Thanks for bringing them all this way, Pat!
We've had a Grand Time at the Grand Hotel!
The slide show below is a combo of the past two days – the girls really did get a lot done. There may be only 20 blocks in this quilt, but each block has something like 98 pieces in it, so there is more to it than you think ---and they are well on their way after two days toward having a gorgeous quilt!
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So today we are packing it up and heading out.
The Hubster is on the 10am ferry along with my friend Jill ---they can keep each other in good company as they wait in Pellston for a short flight to Detroit where both of them have long layovers before heading separate ways, Jill to San Diego, and The Hubster toward home in North Carolina.
As for me, I’m off to Bloomfield Hills on the 12:00 ferry where I will be meeting up with the Great Lakes Heritage Quilters of Bloomfield Hills for a Lecture tomorrow night, and two days of workshops, heading back home to North Carolina ON Mother’s Day.