Be immersed into the culture of this beautiful town and explore new insights into pattern, design and color derived directly from your experience. The concept is simple, the possibilities endless. In addition to some pre-trip prep, on sight we may explore fabric collage, wool applique and embellishment stitching and beading. Use Lynn as your lens in interpreting what makes your heart sing as you stroll through the streets and landscapes of Orvieto and together in developing that into a one of a kind multi textile quilt piece that will hold your precious memories of Italy for years to come.

DATES: POSTPONED (Contact us for details)

PRICE:  $3520 USD ( includes $25 Kit Fee)

THEME: Play with mixed medium textiles in quilting; silk, wool, home decor and cotton, with new insights into design and non-traditional sewing techniques. Let’s be inspired together.

Meet Lynn

Lynn Schmitt October 2-8 2022

Lynn has worked in a design capacity for all of her professional life. She entered the design world as a Fine Arts student ultimately graduating with a BFA in Interior Design. She then continued as an interior designer specializing in commercial interiors for over 30 years and now colors outside the lines as the owner of A Different Box of Crayons. Lynn has worked with and designed quilts for over 12 years. A Different Box of Crayons was officially launched in 2010. Through A Different Box of Crayons, Lynn designs patterns and kits for the adventurous quilter using new techniques and an eclectic mix of cotton and alternative textiles.

Lynn’s work has been published repeatedly in American Patchwork and Quilting and Quilts and More. She has had several projects published in Need’l Love quilt books. Initially her most popular projects focused on whimsical approaches to graphic imagery in quilts. Lynn’s current focus is on secondary patterning, color, textures and Eclectic textiles enhanced with wool appliqué. With a little understanding of how to handle and sew with Eclectic textiles, quilters need not be limited to just cotton fabric in their projects. Eclectic Bundles afford quilters access to silk matka, raw silk and silk dupioni, both hand dyed and woven wools, linen, home decor and certainly all scales and themes of cotton. Lynn illustrates here how they can by beautifully brought together to dance in a single project. Truly a new “box of crayons” for quilters of all ages and experience to learn to color with! Lynn is the author of The Art of Mixing Textiles in Quilts, a composite of 14 mixed medium projects several of which were inspired by the very same environment we will find ourselves in next Fall, beloved Orvieto.


Lynn Schmitt October 2-8 2022
Lynn Schmitt October 2-8 2022
Lynn Schmitt October 2-8 2022

Your time with Lynn includes:

The creativity begins to flow the very first day when we tour the magnificent Duomo and walk the streets of Orvieto together; camera, phone or sketch pad in hand. Architectural details have always spoken to Lynn. Your piece starts there too with traditional piecing inspired by the geometry of the Duomo. This element, the Duomo Blocks, will fittingly act as the backdrop for your piece. Within your project we will develop together, in either multiple or single vignettes, the more decorative or pictorial elements that call to you personally. Your piece may want a single focus element or need multiple elements within different vignettes. The choice will be yours. The project is modular and has many ways of being configured. Ultimately you can use it as a wallhanging, a table or bed runner, the front of a bag or a bolster. The fun actually starts before you leave home with Lynn guiding you through the concept and basic construction of her Duomo blocks. A kit will be sent to you with mixed textiles and the basic instructions on how to handle them. To get the repetitive parts taken care of and have a way to get to know each other a bit before you arrive, Lynn will conduct an introductory VIRTUAL CLASS on alternative textiles and the construction of your background / Duomo blocks. Learning the basic concepts of the mixed textiles before hand will leave you open to executing the detail of your work on site.

Lynn Schmitt October 2-8 2022

Tour Details

Mornings will be spent in creative exploration, either in the studio or out around Orvieto. In the afternoon you will experience the culture of Italy. It might be a tour into the Etruscan caves, a cooking class, or a vineyard visit. There will also be plenty of free time to explore Orvieto on your own. You will receive a more detailed itinerary for the week in your final information packet sent before you travel.

A traditional continental breakfast is served each morning in the B&B. Because Italian cuisine is such fun, some meals are not prearranged allowing you the freedom to choose where and what to eat. Recommendations are offered and no one eats alone!


  • Workshop instruction
  • Pre-trip notes and guidelines
  • Six nights double occupancy lodging – Sunday to Saturday
  • Six Continental breakfasts
  • Cooking class including lunch
  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Wine and olive oil tasting including dinner
  • Two additional dinners
  • Three additional lunches
  • Cathedral tour and visit to San Brizio chapel


  • Travel costs
  • Passport fees, photos and processing where applicable
  • Transfers to and from the airports
  • Meals, except where indicated in itinerary
  • Personal items such as individual journaling and art supplies, wines, liquors, valet/laundry charges, and other items not specifically mentioned as included
  • Optional activities, if any
  • Supplement for single room
  • Additional nights lodging


Single occupancy available for an additional cost. Travel costs are not included.

The balance including single room supplement of $150 USD and optional activities, if any, is due as indicated on the registration form, which is approximately 90 days prior to trip commencement. Payment installments can be arranged directly with Adventures in Italy Inc. Methods of payment accepted are check, Visa and Mastercard.

* HOLD MY SPOT: A $500 USD deposit secures your spot today!  You will be contacted by Adventures in Italy to arrange your additional payment schedule.

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