Day 4 at the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island MI 

Today was another glorious teaching day here at the GH….,14 lovely quilters making 4″ wool appliqué blocks for the sweet little Summer Blooms quilt. 


It’s such a wonderful place to relax and learn some new techniques to add to our love of quilting… 


This event is held the same time every year.. It is called the Needle Art Seminar and the Grand Hotel puts it on, treating all of us quilters like Queens!  Each of the ladies in class today got between 2-6 blocks put down and then we learned all the stitches necessary to complete this quilt. 


Tonight I’m skipping the formal meal and instead I’m stitching into the wee hours of the night… It is quilt market time next week… I’ll show you my progress tomorrow… Wish you all could enjoy this place…,well there’s always next year! 


12 responses to “Day 4 at the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island MI ”

  1. Cindi Avatar

    Summer Blooms is gorgeous! Is this a new pattern? Would love to make it! Hope you take time to enjoy this beautiful place, after all your hard work at Paducah, you need some time for yourself!

  2. herkyhawk Avatar

    I am sorry you are having to work so hard while at the Grand.

  3. Helen LeBrett Avatar
    Helen LeBrett

    Good luck with the sewing: Can’t wait to see what your stitchy little fingers are making for market! 🙂

  4. ursula hartunian Avatar
    ursula hartunian

    tHaNk YoU, Lisa!

  5. Janet O. Avatar

    That is a gorgeous little quilt! Did Linda quilt it for you?
    I am intrigued by the blocks made with the dark background, and trying to visualize that on a finished quilt.
    Looking forward to seeing what you are making for Market!

  6. Anna Avatar

    Deep breath in…deep breath out…if you ever need a break from your crazy schedule and want to visit a bucket list show in Sisters Oregon my door is open to you and Nick 🙂

  7. ethelann wood Avatar
    ethelann wood

    They all look so pretty. Sorry you have to work to work so hard but the results are always so worth it!!!

  8. Rosemary Y Avatar
    Rosemary Y

    WOW – are the patterns going to be available. You really need to kick back a little and smell the roses.

  9. Jakey Avatar

    Wow, how notalgic! I recognized the hotel from the movie ‘Somewher In Time’. Don’t look at any pennies!

  10. Teri LaVoy Avatar
    Teri LaVoy

    So beautiful. Love Mackinac Island and wool stitching…I guess I should have been there instead of packing my home to move to MI. Hoping to be in a class with you in the near future. Thanks for sharing and good luck at Market. Hugs

  11. Dora Avatar

    Wish I was there. Oh well there’s always next year right!!

  12. Peggy Dalberto Avatar
    Peggy Dalberto

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us! Such an incredible experience it must be!

    Saw the posting on the new Summer Block of the Week, you have as usual out done yourself. So beautiful.
    Question, does the pay in advance free week apply if you pick it up at the store too? Thanks again, peg

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