MISA – Madeline Island WI

 I just spent a wonderful week teaching at the Madeline School of the Arts on Madeline Island in WI. Cathy and my friend Joc from Australia travelled with me. We flew into Duluth then drove about 1 1/2 hours to catch the ferry to the island.

 On Sunday evening Kate, Jenna and Charles welcomed all with a lovely cheese and wine party.

 The school is in an amazing secluded location. A wonderful spot to be creative. This building is were my classroom was. It was large with great light and very comfortable for me and 12 students to spread out for 5 days.

 This was the Farm House where I slept.

 On Monday everyone spread out all there supplies including wool, cotton and embellishments.

 Each evening we headed to the little town for dinner. We were spoilt with amazing sunsets.

 On morning a few of us get up really early and headed with coffee in hand to see the sun rise.

 The students were from all over the US as well as Joc form Australia and Aida and Florencia from Argentina.

 All the students designed a ‘Travel Journal Cloth’ about their life experiences. They were amazingly creative.

Each piece was unique and very tactile. We have a challenge that I will blog about the progress of each of the pieces next April so gals keep stitching. I loved spending time with each on of you and thanks for being such wonderful students.
I will be returning to teach at MISA June 4-8 2012   www.madelineschool.com


8 Responses to “MISA – Madeline Island WI”

  1. WoolenSails says:

    What a beautiful place for a retreat and I love the travel quilts, wonderful theme to work with and have fun.


  2. Kathy MacKie says:

    So inspiring.

  3. K says:

    I always love seeing the photos of the students' work. I tried to imagine what I might put on a travel journal piece – but I couldn't find a graphic key to my memories. I think the only thing I could come up with would be small figures of my family – because everywhere we've gone – Europe, Disney World, up to the northern US, down to the south – off to the coast – nothing we did or saw was as important as the people I was with. So I think I'd just have to do home. Because – I guess – we take it with us everywhere.

  4. CJ Stitching and Blooms says:

    What a beautiful place to create art. All the travel clothes are truly lovely and very creative. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Judy

  5. Nancy in MT says:

    Your students always have the most amazing talent and their designs, and stitches are stunning.

  6. Kentish Keg-Meg says:

    Some fabulous work from your students.

  7. Charo says:

    Wonderful projects! Thanks for the photos, that place looks like paradise!

  8. ohiofarmgirl says:

    So where do I get started???? Is there a book that tells what I do step by step. I love working with wool but I have never done anything like your projects. Dianntha

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