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2018 Grand Hotel Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar

Available May 6 -  11, 2018

Package Price:

One night: $355, Two nights: $650
Three nights: $800, Four nights: $920
Five nights: $1,044
For complete rate details please download the registration brochure below.

 9th Annual Needle Art Seminar – Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 11, 2018 

All classes are currently FULL. Please see below for wait list information. 

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To read full descriptions about the 2018 classes and lectures, please see the GRAND BLOG.

Meet the 2018 Needle Art Seminar Instructors: 

Debbie Caffrey of Debbie’s Creative Moments from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Debbie Caffrey is a self-published author of fourteen books and dozens of patterns. She has designed and published over 250 patterns in an ever-changing line of mystery quilts. Debbie has contributed many articles to Traditional Quiltworks magazine and has made two guest appearances on HGTV’s television program, Simply Quilts, and two episodes of’s Quilter’s Coffee. 

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Debbie Caffrey






Sue Spargo, owner at Sue Spargo Folk-art Quilts in Uniontown, Ohio. 

Sue Spargo is a returning guest favorite. Sue first came to Grand Hotel in 2012 and we are excited to welcome Sue back! Sue is passionate about teaching her unique designs which focus on the use of textural fabrics and embellishments.  Her inspiration comes from folk art from around the world and memories collected during her African childhood. Follow Sue on Instagram

Sue Spargo








Becky Goldsmith,co-owner of Piece O’ Cake Design from Sherman, Texas

Becky Goldsmith is an award-winning quilter and author who travels to teach quilting both nationally and internationally. Becky and her business partner Linda started Piece O’ Cake in 1994 and since then have published more than 30 books and hundreds of patterns. Becky is the sole author of The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color. Follow Becky on Instagram

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Becky Goldsmith








Jen Kingwell owner of Amitie Textiles shop in Gardenvale Victoria, Australia

Jen Kingwell is a quilt designer from Melbourne, Australia and owner of Amitie Textiles. Jen started Amitie Textiles in 2005 because of her love for bright, contemporary, modern and quirky fabrics. Over the years her store has grown into one of Australia’s leading fabric and quilting stores. Learn more about Jen and Amitie Textiles via her blog and Instagram.

Jen Kingwell









Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio in Oak Park, Illinois

Weeks Ringle and her husband Bill Kerr are professional quiltmakers and co-founders of Modern Quilt Studio, a design studio in Oak Park, Illinois. Having written the first book on Modern Quilting, Weeks and Bill are pioneers of the Modern Quilt Movement. Weeks made her first modern quilt in 1987 to rethink the possibilities of the American quilt as being expressive of the time in which we live.

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Registration Information: All 2018 classes are currently full and we are no longer accepting registration forms. To be put on the wait list please contact Needle Art Coordinator Carmen Hartwig. 
Phone: 231-357-6999

Current Registrant Information: All class attendees are required to stay at Grand Hotel and a hotel registration form will be provided once you have registered for your classes. Your class reservation will not be held if you do not stay at the hotel. A hotel stay is not required to attend the Lecture and Reception Monday and  Wednesday nights but you do have to register for the event. If classes are full, there will be a waiting list. Please know Friday, May 11 is SOLD OUT and we are not accepting overnight reservations at this time. 

If you have questions regarding the 2018 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 2018 event. The Grand Blog has more details about the instructors and classes, including pictures. 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 ****

NEWS! Read Detroit News writer, Jocelynn Brown’s  article about how the Needle Art Seminar became an annual event 9 years ago >> Click Here