Mid summer stitching at Shakerag

We had a great week at Shakerag in June. What a terrific group of women. I've omitted last names in these photos. 

Author of her recently published book, Stan Went Fishing, Nancy had just read a story then she and  Judith  shared a good laugh.

Some of Ann's finished works

Judith's work.

Judith's work.

Gayle  Hand

Gayle  Hand

Some of JM 's work

Some of JM 's work

Ginny Harris, Self-Circles and her Breath stitches

Ginny Harris, Self-Circles and her Breath stitches

Kathy's stitches on yellow linen. 

Nancy Dorrier read while we stitched. This is my new favorite activity to incorporate in my classes. to have Nancy travel with me???
Many other pictures of sewing and sharing throughout the week.

Participants from other workshop classes admire our finished works.

Stitch with Me in Switzerland Next April

I'm going to teach a 4-day seminar in Switzerland, April 12 - 15, 2018 for the Texartacademy.



and here:

zum workshop von christine mauersberger  

In Italiano

Vuoi scoprire come trasferire LE TUE INTUIZIONI IN PROGETTI DI CUCITO?

Swiss textile artist, Marlis Egger, is the founder and organizer of Texartacademy and has a well-established track record for creating textile-based retreats. Look at the website here



The location couldn't easier if you live in Italy, Germany, or Switzerland (or the UK!) 
Mugena (Alto Malcantone) is situated at an altitude of 840 m, well away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is particularely suitable for people who are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay.

The Hotel Il Castagno offers unique rooms. All are well-furnished and airy. The surroundings (there are lots of chestnut trees) invite you for short and longer walks.

 We will spend 4 days stitching, eating good food, taking in the mountain air and views, and delve into Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice.  For more information and to enroll, please click HERE.

Workshop Announcement for April 2018 in Switzerland

I'm teaching a workshop at in Switzerland
April 12 - 15, 2018.

Discovering a Mindful Stitching Practice

Collection of stitching on leaves and on fabric

You will be guided through exercises to translate what you see, think, or dream into hand stitched work.The workshop has been designed with the textile artist in mind.

(if you are in the USA, you would fly to Zurich, then take a plane to Lugano, Switzerland). 

And it's only a 1 hour bus ride to Milan.

What is TexArtAcademy?
Founded and expertly organized by Marlis Egger, It's an International meeting point for quilters and textile artists and offers 4-day creative seminars.

In the Italian part of Switzerland in a Hotel located high in the mountains,
Hotel Il Castagno, CH-6939 Mugena/TI

And I'm told it's an hour's bus ride to Milan, or Lake Como
(if you prefer...think George Clooney's villa)

Who has taught there?
Dorothy Caldwell, Dijanne Cevaal, Jette Clover, Linda Colsh, Ruth Issett, Cherilyn Martin, Sandra Meech, Alicia Merrett, Melanie Testa, Els van Baarle

Summer events part 1

Hello there.  This is the first of 3 posts I've written about where I've been lately... Enjoy!

I'm excited to tell you about the workshop I conducted in early June this year.
First I taught "Spontaneous Hand stitching" for Fiber577 at the 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Ohio. The location couldn't have been better, it's located right on the Maumee river where the house, barns, cottage, orchard, etc all all kept in pristine condition under the careful watch of the Foundation employees and volunteers to help take ecological care of the land and fosters exploration, experimentation, personal enjoyment and creativity in education.

I taught in the cottage where we had a kitchen, nice workshop space and cool and comfortable sitting area. It was a fairytale location with a stellar group of women. 

On Friday evening I gave a lecture in the library of the main house. There was a sold out crowd of 50. The entire staff at the 577 Foundation is fabulous and spend a great deal of time and care to make sure every detail is covered. I'd teach there again in a heartbeat.