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STURGIS, MICHIGAN

Amish-Mennonite Quilt Series

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Program #20986RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In the heart of Amish Country, lose yourself in a weeklong immersion in the rich quilting history and culture of Michiana. Visit with local Mennonite and Amish quilters who demonstrate their hand-quilting techniques and share personal stories of quilting traditions and legacy. Meet the fabric and antique quilt merchants whose shops support the strong local quilt tradition, and of course, spend time each day sharpening your own skills as your work on quilting projects of your own.


Highlights

• Learn to build and use your own floor quilt frame, a technique that differs from quilting in a hoop.
• Practice traditional quilt block piecing, foundation paper piecing, English paper piecing, appliqué with freezer paper, back basting appliqué, hand quilting and more.
• Sit down to a traditional thresher’s meal in an Amish home.

Program Notes

Sampler quilt pattern included.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking and standing on this program. Some stairs to dining hall.

Date Notes
5/10/2015
This week's program is Amish-Mennonite Quilt Series #3 - Basket Quilt: The Work of Her Baskets for carrying, gathering and storing - baskets used in the everyday work of hard-working women are the subject of this Amish/Mennonite quilt project. Each unique basket is easy to make and appropriate for all skill levels. Participants will learn to accurately machine-piece triangles, and large pieces and small pieces. Learning opportunities include basic machine or hand applique. The quilt offers options for finishing borders, and can be made in sizes from crib to king. Fabric options include using either traditional colors and fabrics, or today’s batiks, bright floral or geometric design fabrics.10/4/2015
Amish-Mennonite Quilt Series#3 - Basket Quilt: The Work of Her Hands Baskets for carrying, gathering and storing -- baskets used in the everyday work of hard-working women are the subject of this Amish/Mennonite quilt project. Each unique basket is easy to make and appropriate for all skill levels. Participants will learn to accurately machine-piece triangles, and large pieces and small pieces. Learning opportunities include basic machine or hand applique. The quilt offers options for finishing borders, and can be made in sizes from crib to king. Fabric options include using either traditional colors and fabrics, or today’s batiks, bright floral or geometric design fabrics.

Coordinated by Amigo Centre, a Mennonite retreat center.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
15 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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