Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Autumn Story Quilt Workshop with Mary Lou on Madeline Island!

Here is a lovely view of Madeline from Bayfield. Read along and look of the photos of the possibilities of a lovely week on Madeline Island with all things Autumn...wonderful...just the idea of the colors and the imagination of our inner artists working on a story quilt! Just like an autumn story piece to last generations and all from our viewpoints and inner artists invention. Such fun!
This workshop is the perfect location for you girls who keep asking me to teach story quilts somewhere other than the west coast. AND if you do live on the west coast, come and adventure somewhere else! This is sure to bring smiles to us all. I expect Madeline School of the Arts to be THE new school everyone will want to go to and you can say "oh, I was there in the beginning of the popularity!"

Here is a nice view of the ferry to Lapointe. Imagine this lovely ride in October- ahhh, just imagine the lovely air and the colors of fall working their way to your heart and mind

Contact Kate at MISA@cheqnet.net

Soon I will be doing a story quilt class that will be sure to be wonderful and different in many ways. First of all it is on Madeline Island (Wisconsin) which I understand from friends who have been there, that it is pristine and lovely. The school itself is built on an old farm and it is an idealic setting. The happy part for me is that it is the beginning of october and I LOVE Autumn and all of the things that make it special. Color, memories of leaves, pumpkins, Jack Frost, black cats, witches, ghosts and the many costumes that kids wear as they go out for candy to fill their bags....remember? I do. Bobbing for apples and caramel apples and I remember taffy pulls at girlfriends houses. Scarecrows...so many ideas for those! Thanksgiving ideas and pilrims, turkeys walking around, Indian corn with it's beautiful colors (so cool to piece this-I will show you), corn husks, pumpkins, gourds and squash and all of the beautiful leaves again and the colors...the wonderful colors. These story quilts tell about YOU and what you love about Fall or anytime of the year. I will be bringing some ideas for piecing and embellishments and how to start a great scarecrow (more ideas) and piecing pumpkins and houses and the fun that a little fabric and other bits can bring for a sensational story quilt.
Remember the idea of this is that in 80 years people will know something about YOU and how you celebrate this time of year or simple celebrate in a daily way by building a quilt that is a one of a kind piece.
Come and meet other quilters and see what I have that is a new idea (I always have lots). Some of these ideas I have never shown and you will love how fun and easy they are. It is always fun to get to know other quilters and the way I teach these longer workshops, you will make new friends and they will know you and you them as we share the many things that will make this a memory of a wonderful time in a wonderful time of year! Please come and join us on Madeline Island.

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