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! 


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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

12 thoughts on “Day 4 at the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island MI 

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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 🙂

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

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

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

  8. 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

  9. 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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