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Grand Hotel Spring Needle Art Seminar

Available May 5 - 10, 2019

Package Price:

One night: $460, Two nights: $840
Three nights: $1,035, Four nights: $1,190
Five nights: $1,350
Rates are per room based on single or double occupancy. Registration form with rate details will be coming soon.

10th Annual Needle Art Seminar – Sunday, May 5 – Friday, May 10, 2019 

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To read full descriptions about the 2019 classes and lectures, please see the GRAND BLOG. 

*Please note some classes are full, please view the registration brochure for full availability. *

Meet the 2019 Needle Art Seminar Instructors: 

We are excited to welcome back Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville from Winston-Salem, NC

Bonnie Hunter is a very passionate quilter and focuses mainly on scrap quilts. She is an experienced author of many quilt designs and articles on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential. She writes a regular column for “Quilt Maker Magazine” on this topic.  She lectures and teaches around the world.  Let Bonnie challenge you to break the rules, think outside the box and find what brings you joy.

Bonnie Hunter
Bonnie Hunter








Mary Elizabeth Kinch has also been an instructor at a past Grand Hotel Needle Art event. She is a quilt maker, and designer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Mary Elizabeth Kinch is a Canadian, quilt maker, fabric designer, teacher, speaker, and collector. Mary is the co-author of two bestselling books and believes in stretching traditional boundaries and creating quilts with a subtle salute to the past.  Her recent work examines the interpretation of traditional quilt designs through “gestured appliqued lines” and the quilting stitch.  She creates quilts with small pieces and enticing designs. She has a project planned that inspired her from a previous stay at the hotel. 

Mary Elizabeth Kinch
Mary Elizabeth Kinch








Michele Mueller has also been an instructor at a past Grand Hotel Needle Art event. She has a design studio, “The Wild Hare Rug Studio” in Elk Rapids, MI

As a Michigan featured artist, Michele Mueller will show class attendees how to make various designs using her punch needle rug hooking technique including “Race Day” a Mackinac Island- inspired creation and more! At her studio, she hand dyes wool to create designs you are sure to love. Wool rug yarn or wool fabric strips are worked through a base cloth by punch needle to create her beautiful and whimsical designs such as sheep against a country landscape. Michele describes the technique as “very calming” as you “paint and draw” using her rug hooking technique.  Michele became certified as a rug hooking teacher in Vermont which honed her skills for needle punch and her passion is contagious!

Michele Mueller






Pam Beal, a quiltmaker from Mass City, MI.

Pam Beal is a professional instructor and improvisational quilt maker from the Liberated School of Design, she borrows from and builds on tradition.  She makes freestyle quilts through a process of adventurous discovery.  She contributes to the preservation of an ancient skill of hand quilting.  She is inspired by music, nature, study and life experiences.  Pam promotes independence and discovery in her classroom for students to create their own quilts. Let her style stir your adventurous side.

Space is still available in Pam’s classes: Improv in Cloth-Small Studies; Abstract Design in Quilts; Studio Hand Quilting. Click here to read more on Pam’s blog.

Pam Beal








Rebekah L. Smith, folk artist and designer from Chesterland, OH.

Rebekah L. Smith is a folk artist working in the areas of painting and wool applique. Her style is inspired by American antiques and decorative arts. She is the author of two books and has been selected for the Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts for several years.  Come savor the richness and beauty of her wool applique designs. She will ignite your passion with her simple elegant designs.

Rebekah L. Smith









Melinda Bula of Melinda Bula Designs in El Dorado Hills, CA. 

Creating and designing is an obsession with Melinda and whether it is fabric, wallpaper, or quilts, it is her passion.  Her Fabulous Fusible Flowers quilts are one of a kind. With the wonderful look of a painting, she uses fabric and thread to create beautifully artistic quilts. She is the author of two books and has been featured on “The Quilt Show” and teaches in the U.S. and internationally.  Her art is dynamic and modern. 

Melinda Bula









Registration Information

You can now register for the 2019 Needle Art Seminar. Please know some classes are full so please see the registration brochure for complete information. 

REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES: Our registration is a 2 step process.

1st STEP: Submit your class registration form to Carmen Hartwig with payment. Registration will be accepted BY PHONE, US MAIL, EMAIL, or IN PERSON on or after DECEMBER 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. EST All documents are time stamped and processed in the order they are received. 

2nd STEP: After you have received confirmation (via a phone call) that you are enrolled in a class you will receive a hotel registration form for overnight accommodations and confirmation letter after the 1st of the year or early January 2019. All class attendees are required to stay at Grand Hotel and a hotel registration form (mail-in only) will be provided once you have registered for your classes and received confirmation. Your class reservation will not be held if you do not stay at the hotel. If classes are full there will be a waiting list. Hotel accommodations must be made before Friday, February 1, 2019. 

For complete information about class registration and the seminar, please download the 2019 Registration Brochure.

If you have questions regarding the 2019 event please contact Needle Art Event Coordinator, Carmen Hartwig. Carmen can be reached at or 231-357-6999.

HOW DO I STAY UPDATED? Please visit our Facebook page to see pictures of past events and for updates about the 2019 event. The Grand Blog has more details about the instructors and classes, including pictures of the projects. You can also join our email list – please email to be added. If you would like to join the Grand Hotel Needle Art Seminar Facebook page group to receive updates and connect with our Grand Hotel Needle Art participants please request so here >>

****This package is not bookable online. For more pricing, details and registration information please contact Event Coordinator Carmen Hartwig, Grand Hotel reservations department is available by calling 1-800-334-7263 ****


Read Detroit News writer, Jocelynn Brown’s  article about how the Needle Art Seminar became an annual event 10 years ago >> Click Here 

Rates include added hotel charge, 6% sales tax, and 2% Mackinac Island Assesment fee. A one-time $8.50 per person baggage handling fee is NOT included in the above rates listed.