Quilting & Embroidery Workshops

Fogo Island Workshops invites you to participate in Quilting and Embroidery Workshops

The much-loved Fogo 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. 

Throughout the seven seasons on Fogo Island, guests staying at the Inn have the singular opportunity to familiarize themselves with the rich tradition of textile making that has engrossed and occupied generations of Fogo Islanders.

These skill development workshops are run in partnership with our sister social business, Fogo Island Workshops. Each workshop is guided by a Master Quilter, and takes places in The Orange Lodge in Joe Batt's Arm, a short walk away from the Inn. Participants will gain confidence using a needle and thread, and will take home a beautiful functional object.

Half-day Embroidery Workshop
$200 per person

Spend a half-day learning the art of embroidery with a Master Quilter. Participants can choose one of Fogo Island Workhop's iconic fabrics, and embroider a throw pillow case. Participants will take home their embroidery loop and tools, so they can continue working on their pillow throughout their stay.

Full-day Quilting Workshop
$500 per person

Spend a full-day with a Master Quilter creating a bespoke quilted pillow case and learning the art of quilting.  Create a bespoke design using Fogo Island Workshops iconic fabrics.

To ensure availability of a Master Quilter, guests must book Quilting Workshops in advance before their stay. To book:
International Reservations: +1 709 658 3444 US & Canada Reservations: +1 855 268 9277 or email [email protected]

A three-night minimum applies