A Crazy Quilting Experience

The much-loved Crazy Quilt is a design borne of ingenuity and thrift. It is one that can be found in virtually every household on Fogo Island. Quilters, gathering together small pieces of up-cycled fabric, make use of these repurposed gems to create a magnificent patchwork as eclectic and storied as the Island itself.

During the months of February 2018 through to May 2018 guests staying at the Inn have the singular opportunity to familiarize themselves with the rich of tradition textile making that has engrossed and occupied generations of Fogo Islanders. Pick up needle and thread and take advantage of a range of quilting experiences from half-day orientations to five-day immersive courses, allguided by a Master Quilter.

The two-night-minimum Crazy Quilting Experience includes all meals, planned quilting courses and full use of the Inn's facilities. A two night minimum applies. Family suites available. More immersive courses (full-day, two and three day) are available by inquiry.

Day 1

Afternoon

Arrive on Fogo Island and let the Island start to reveal itself during the 30-minute drive through outport communities as you make your way to Fogo Island Inn. Check in to your remote and luxurious home-away-from home; a traditional yet contemporary masterpiece of modern architecture and design. 

Our welcoming staff will escort you to your suite where you will find views of one of the wildest and most powerful oceans on the planet through your floor-to ceiling windows. Breathe out, unwind.

Later, meet your Master Quilter over tea in anticipation of a half-day quilting experience. Familiarize yourself with the next day’s offerings as you acquaint yourself with one of Fogo Island’s true textile talents.

Supper

Enjoy supper in our award-winning Dining Room. Feast on a meal designed by the Inn’s Kitchen Collective, a team that finds inspiration in the ocean’s bounty, from ingredients grown on the island and from Fogo Island’s time-honoured outport cooking traditions.

Evening

After supper, unwind in the rooftop hot tubs, or wood fired sauna. Pause for a view of the infinite, dizzying night sky. Be reminded that nature is truly eternal.

Perhaps catch a screening of Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island, in the Inn’s 37-seat cinema.

Day 2

Morning

Wake up and meet the day with a special little surprise just outside your door. Our Day Break “Tackle Box” features your choice of tea/coffee and pastries.

Take your time enjoying the morning. Breakfast is served in the Inn’s dining room, overlooking the wild Atlantic between 7 and 10 a.m.

10 a.m

An island orientation with a Community Host. Spend a half-day exploring the Island’s unique communities and learning about the local traditions and rituals.

Dinner (Lunch)

Lunch in Fogo Island Inn’s Dining Room

Afternoon

Reunite with your Master Quilter, who will guide you through the rich history of the Crazy Quilt, and orient you to the fundamentals of Fogo Island quilting.

Supper

Supper in Fogo Island Inn’s Dining Room.

Evening

Enjoy a digestif in the lounge while spinning a yarn, or retire to your suite to admire firsthand the patchwork artistry adorning your bed.

Day 3

Morning

Enjoy your tackle box in your room. Linger.

7 - 10 a.m

Feast on a farewell breakfast in the Dining Room

Guests depart for ferry and official programming ends.

Note: This is a sample itinerary. Please contact Reservationsto tailor it to your wishes. Full-day as well as two and three day Crazy Quilting Experiences can be arranged according to the length of your stay.

To secure your booking and for an itinerary tailored just for you, please call: 709-658-3444 or toll free in North America at 1-855-268-9277 or email [email protected]


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