Quilting & Art

Donna QuiltMariandale offers many ongoing arts programs that enhance creativity and provide a creative group or solitary environments. In 2017, we will be building up our arts offerings with retreats and creative programs.

Mariandale offers quilting classes and retreats, personal creativity days, and contemplative space for you to find your muse. Many of our programs involve painting, quilting, drawing, writing, and other creative arts. Bring your imagination and get ready to be inspired!

Quilting as a Contemplative Practice 

Want to learn why quilters find working with fabric relaxing and de-stressing? Want to explore how to create something with your own hands that is both beautiful and gift-worthy? Individual and group lessons to get you started are available for both hand-piecing and machine piecing.

Sessions are approximately 90 minutes and are scheduled by mutual agreement with the instructor, Donna Brunell, OP. Please email Sr. Donna at dbrunellop@gmail.com to schedule.

Creative Time and Space

Find creative time and space to pursue your art or craft in a well-lit, spacious, and contemplative environment tailored to your needs. Participants bring their own equipment and supplies. We provide tables, chairs, and access to resources for exploration and inspiration. Or, simply come to nurture your spirit, enjoy the beauty of nature, and spend quiet time away from daily routines! Commuter and overnight accommodations for individuals and small groups may be arranged based on available space.

Sessions may be scheduled directly with facilitator, Donna Brunell, OP. Please email Sr. Donna at dbrunellop@gmail.com to schedule.

Unplugged Creativity Days

Come to Mariandale for a day or a week to paint, write, sculpt, draw, or find your own path to art. Our guests find a supportive, creative community and the room for solitary space when you just need time to think. You can share meal time with others, and then go off by yourself to paint or draw on our beautiful, inspiring grounds, or find a quiet room to write in.

Please email Donna Brunell, OP, at dbrunellop@gmail.com to schedule.

For more information on our arts and other programs, please visit our Program Calendar.

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