QUILT-MAKING WORKSHOPS
Asilomar Conference Grounds · Pacific Grove, California


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Laurel Anderson
Machine Appliquéd Adventures

Learn tricks and time saving methods of appliqué. Choose your favorite techniques to create a design of your own or one of the 60 patterns that Laurel offers. We start with a quick hands-on overview of the amazing variety of machine and mock hand appliqué methods available. Some techniques are for speed, others for accuracy or difficult shapes. Then we get to play with the latest and most exciting appliqué innovations: Terial Magic and the Silhouette CAMEO. You'll love the 3D technique. We will go over classic design principles and personalized color wisdom for Traditional, Art and Modern esthetics.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Melinda Bula
Beachscape Quilts

Have you ever wanted to make a quilt of your favorite beach or lake hideaway? Melinda has designed a new class to show you how. You will learn techniques for seeing color in a new way. Color and Value are everything in building these landscape quilts. She will show you her secrets for making water shimmer and glow and how to make reflections look real, all using fusible fabric. Learn how to use fabric and thread the way that an artist uses paint and pencil. You will start with your own photo, and then learn how to break it down into simple shapes.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Susan Carlson  
Fabric Images

Create a fabric collage quilt of your own chosen subject using Susan’s innovative layering/collage method. This five-day format is ideal for expanding on each student’s unique design. Susan will daily introduce different aspects of the quilt collage aspect, using her own quilts as examples. Fabric selection and how it relates to the subject matter, construction, backgrounds and borders, quilting and finishing for display will be discussed.
Level: Advanced Beginner to Advanced. WAIT LIST ONLY.   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Victoria Findlay Wolfe
The Double Wedding Ring Improv

Improvising on a traditional pattern: Explore the patterns within a traditional double wedding ring quilt. Modernize by telling a story or building on a memory. We start by manipulating fabric using several fun and easy techniques from 15 Minutes of Play. We will work on the layout to build your own unique version of a Double Wedding ring quilt. Ideas based on Double Wedding Rings: Traditions Made Modern, Victoria’s newest book. Time spent on design, learning construction and improvisation, piecing curves, using negative space and looking at how your fabrics can help build movement.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jean Impey
Spider Webs… Old Traditions in a Fresh, Creative Way

Enjoy discovering your passion and original style while creating a Spider Web Project. You will learn to “weave” your imaginative concept from the dozens of spider web design styles using timesaving and accurate techniques. Whether you are a traditional, contemporary, modern or an art quilter, Jean’s teaching method will guide you through successful skill building techniques in a relaxing atmosphere. You can make any spider web you like. You will be in a workshop where you will see how other styles and techniques come together, which will make you a “master” of the Web.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Gloria Loughman
Fabulous Facades

The word façade means the ‘face’ of outward appearance of a building. In this class we are going to recreate a façade of a building in fabric. It can be a modern or old, a public building, a private home, a shed, a skyscraper or a church. In this class participants will initially make a small wall hanging as part of a color exercise. After looking at a number of color schemes, you can then decide to use a very different palette or stay with the original color scheme. As part of the construction technique, we will look at the layers of the building and construct each layer separately. Main features will be outlined with a thin dark line to create a more graphic image.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Wendy Mathson
Independent Study or Storm At Sea/Snails Tail

“Independent Study” means that you decide what project or projects you want to work on for the five days. My job is to serve as a resource, problem-solver and quilting coach. I can provide as much or as little assistance as you wish. Your job is to envision what you want to accomplish and establish your goals for the week. You can concentrate on design, develop a particular skill or perhaps finish something you have already started. I’ll be teaching my innovative TRIMplate© piecing technique for making units quickly and easily, without sacrificing accuracy. See the class description from Session 2.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Katie Pasquini Masopust  
Artful Log Cabins

The log cabin block is so very versatile we will use that as the basis for creating linear abstract art quilts. Start with a painting or photograph; crop that to a strong personal composition, overlay a grid, this can be an even grid, an uneven grid, curved or random grid. This linear drawing is laid over the inspiration photo or painting to become the map. Then log cabins are made up of the colors found in each unit of the grid that will be constructed and then put together to make the quilt. Emphasis is on composition, variety, color, value and visual pathways.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Rasmussen  
Machine Quilting

Using a FUN, relaxed and simple approach, Sue will help you build a foundation of confidence for all your quilting projects. Begin with simple techniques and exercises in unmarked free-motion quilting, learning control and coordination. Working on fabric ‘sandwiches’, you will learn to stipple, echo quilt, ‘s’ curves, grid work, background fillers, flowers, leaves, as well as classic and fun feathers. All aspects which affect machine quilting will be discussed: needles, threads, marking, fabric testing, washing, battings and their properties, basting, binding and borders. Students may work on a whole cloth or small quilt toward the end of the week. Using student’s quilt tops, we'll discuss tips and suggestions for planning and choosing quilting designs. Optional M.Q. Design Booklet: $15.00.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Spargo  
Travel Journal

Sue’s quilts are inspired by many life experiences drawn from the countries in which she has lived or has been privileged to visit. You will use your own life experiences to create a one of a kind “Fabric Journal Quilt” to document your own life experiences using textural fabrics, hand dyed wools, embellishments and ethnic beads. We’ll start with a textural pieced background using a combination of fabrics and then an appliquéd tree which will be filled with your own journey. The imagery using wool, taffeta, silk, velvet, embroidery stitches, beads and words will be explored. You will finish by designing an outer border that will enhance your quilt.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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David M. Taylor
Animal Portraits from Fabric

David Taylor’s quilts are often mistaken as paintings, and that makes him very happy. His works are adapted from photographs, and his technique evolved from his love of jigsaw puzzles. In this workshop, students will learn the secrets to his craft. Topics include his unique pattern drawing method and freezer paper appliqué technique. A strong emphasis is placed on fabric selection and using those fabrics wisely. Students are required to submit image options in advance of the workshop.
Level: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jan Soules
Artist in Residence