STORYBOOK TALES OF ITALY
CREATE YOUR OWN HANDSTITCHED STORYBOOK OF YOUR TIME IN ORVIETO
Join Susan Edmonson in creating your very own tiny book of views from the Italian countryside. Fill your book with hills of green, vineyards, fields pf poppies and sunflowers. Cathedrals and cobblestone streets with so much detail, all stitched by hand. Susan guides you through this magical journey!
DATES: May 12-18, 2024
PRICE: $3495 USD
THEME: Create a tiny handstitched book filled with memories of your time in Orvieto
Susan Edmonson is an award winning quilt maker who started this journey in 1981 and today continues to wow her audiences with her unique artistry. She has designed quilt patterns and kits for two national stores as well as her own pattern line.
Her specialties have been folk art, crazy quilted purses, wall quilts, and “flower doodles.” Fabric collage books and mini art quilts are among her newest creations using mixed media techniques. All of her work is lavished with beading and embroidery. She loves working with vintage style fabrics and colors. The patterns she designs have evolved from original pieces inspired from vintage quilt designs and nature that showcase her own unique style.
She teaches and lectures at local and regional guilds throughout the Southeast. Many of her creations have been featured in “Altered Couture”, “Haute Handbag” and “Sew Somerset” publications by Stampington & Co. She has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and was featured on Quilting Arts TV in the 1700 & 1800 series.
Fiber arts are her passion. Susan loves sharing this passion for quilting, stitching and creating with everyone.
Your time with Susan includes:
Susan guides you through building the signature pages of your tiny book. There will be many hand embroidery stitches to create the gardens, and countryside. Bring a few trinkets, charms, tiny bits of lace and old buttons to add to your story, and add in found or traded items from our week together. And don’t forget your tiny scissors!
Use the streets, medieval buildings and flower boxes of Orvieto as inspiration for your fairy tale keepsake.
Spend your mornings in creative exploration, either in the studio or out around Orvieto. In the afternoon, experience the culture of Italy. It might be a tour into the Etruscan caves, a cooking class, or a vineyard visit. There is also 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!
WITH EACH ARTISTIC ENRICHMENT TRIP, YOU WILL RECEIVE:
- Workshop instruction
- Pre-trip notes and guidelines
- Six nights double occupancy lodging – Sunday to Saturday
- Six Continental breakfasts
- Cooking class including dinner
- 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
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- 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.