Open A Door to An Adventure In Italy!
Dates: May 18 - 24, 2014
Instructor/Leader: Becky Goldsmith
Cost - $2995
What makes doors so universally appealing? There's the color and texture of course, but that's not all there is to it.
Doors open to reveal the people and spaces behind them. A door that has obviously been used for generations has meaning. People just like us have used these doors. People just like us will use them after we are gone. You can feel and sense that continuity when looking at them.
In this class you will capture the beauty found in the doors of Orvieto and the mystery of what lies behind them. It’s an adventure you will stitch in cloth as you applique a door inspired by those seen in the streets of Italy. A single door will be the focus of our week, but patterns will be available for three doors which can be completed at your leisure once back at home.
Beginners are welcome! The techniques that will be covered include:
color and design principles especially as they pertain to this project.
How to make and use templates and a placement overlay
The invisible stitch
Stitches with attitude (made
with perle cotton)
Outer and inner points
May 18 - Arrive Orvieto, introductions, tour of our B&B, group dinner
May 19 - Orvieto from the Inside Out. Spend your first day getting
to know Orvieto, its history, culture, shopping and more.
Visit the cathedral and enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting.
In the studio:
Explore the design possibilities
Begin choosing the direction for our quilt
May 20 - Morning Studio:
Templates and placement overlay
Begin work on door design using provided pattern or
designing your own
Choose your colors and begin cutting fabric
Cooking class - learn to make pasta and other dishes,
and enjoy the fruits of your labors!
May 21 - Morning Studio:
Continue color selection and cutting
Learn the invisible applique stitch
Use perle cotton to stitch with attitude
Etruscan cave tour
May 22 - Explore the weekly market for goods for your quilt and buy
the freshest of foods for a picnic lunch
Incorporate treasures from the market in your quilt
New design options
Learn applique techniques
Picnic lunch with food from the market.
Vineyard tour - visit a local vineyard, learn the vintner’s
passion for wine. Sample several wines, including
May 23 - Morning Studio:
Learn more applique techniques
Quilting design and embellishment to bring out the
personality in your quilt
Show and share
May 24 - Depart Orvieto
Cost - $2995. Fee includes six nights double occupancy lodging, six breakfasts, two dinners, three lunches, all cultural events, course kit and instruction. Single occupancy available for an additional cost. Because Italian cuisine is such fun, most meals are not prearranged allowing you the freedom to choose where and what to eat. We do give lots of advice and no one eats alone! Travel costs are not included.
Click here for registrations and terms, or contact us by e-mail,
phone or writing at the contact information below.
Adventures in Italy, 221 Forest Hill St., Morganton, NC 28655, 828.221.2322, info@AdventuresInItaly.net
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Becky was born and
raised in Oklahoma
City. She met her
husband, Steve, at
the University of
married in 1978, at
the end of their senior year at OU when each completed their degrees, hers in interior design and his in zoology. Steve went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Zoology at Arizona State University. His career has taken them to Tempe, AZ, Tulsa, OK, and most recently to Sherman, TX, where he is currently Dean of the Sciences at Austin College. Luckily, Betsy can make quilts anywhere!
Their boys, Chris and Jeff, were born while Steve was in graduate school. Becky discovered quilting when the boys were young and needed comforters for their bunk beds. She hasn't put her needle down since!
Becky met Linda Jenkins, Her partner in Piece O’ Cake Designs, not long after she started quilting at a meeting of the Green Country Quilters’ Guild in Tulsa. They’ve been friends ever since, and together started Piece O' Cake in 1994. Becky says she could not ask for a better partner.
For Becky, making quilts is interesting, fulfilling, and challenging. She finds being an author, teacher, and a web-based business owner to be exhilarating. This is not what she thought she would be doing with her life when she graduated from college, and finds it is so much better!
Have a friend or spouse who would like to join you but not this workshop? Check out Discover Orvieto. To explore other trips go to Trips. To learn more visit About Us. View Photos of Orvieto.
Our 11th Year!
Becky and Steve's son, Chris, married Lorna Warren in 2001, and were presented with their first grandchild, Elanor Cecelia, November 6, 2002. John Patrick Kelly "Jack" Goldsmith was born October 24, 2007. “Being a 'Nana' is truly wonderful!” says Becky
Their second son, Jeff, married Celia Aldape on August 15, 2009. Jeff recently joined the faculty at Columbia and they are currently living in NYC! Celia is a blogger, is crafty, and is very media savvy. Becky says she is truly blessed to have two DILs that she loves, and that love her back!
You can find Becky:
On the web: www.pieceocake.com
and on her blog.