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


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Sue Benner  
Floral Arrangement: creating fused flower quilts

Making beautiful flowers, concentric patterns, block design, and experimenting with exotic fabrics are all included in this class. Learn Sue’s layered construction technique for cutting, assembling, and arranging flowers as she has done in her extensive Flower Series quilts. This class will give you the opportunity to use gorgeous fabrics and expansive color-plus, the construction method can be applied to other designs. Create a study quilt (about 16” X16”), then move on to a larger, more involved art quilt with surprising complexity and power. (Those who are taking this class a second time can expand on these concepts.)
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Lenore Crawford
Fusing, Fabric Painting, and Stitching to Create Impressionistic Fabric Art

Design a fused project from a student’s own color photo, printed in poster size up to 24”. The design will be drawn onto freezer paper and onto muslin. Students will learn Lenore’s fusing technique and once the designs are fused, Lenore will demonstrate her fabric painting technique and help students paint their own designs. Finishing techniques will be discussed and students will have a beautiful finished art quilt.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer
Circle Around – Curves Ahead

Create rhythm and movement across your quilt surface by learning how to “Draw” template-free curves with your rotary cutter and piece them on your machine. How to make templates for very deep curves, how to stitch quarter-circles with a minimum of fuss, and how to inset circles and other organic shapes in a few fool-proof steps. You’ll leave class with a quilt top, a sampler notebook, and total confidence in your ability to piece curves and circles.
LAB FEE: $5.00 for handouts and use of communal tools and materials.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Kathy Doughty  
Taking Shape

Free yourself from following instructions and learn to practice following your own instincts! In this class we will work with 60 degree shapes in a variety of scales and layouts to create individual contemporary quilt designs! Explore triangles, diamonds, hexagons and more using acrylic templates and your choice of fabric. We will work on a design wall and watch the pattern evolve over the week. Another aspect of playing with shapes is that it allows us to focus on fabric choices. We will examine fabric in regard to color, value, print and character with a view to let the fabric do the work. Several different patterns and ideas will be presented for you to choose from but the outcome is up to you.
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jan Krentz
Lone Star Quilt Design

Experience an adventure with Lone Star quilt design. Learn basic construction techniques, precision piecing and design methods. Create your own contemporary Lone Star quilt design with exciting options. This class incorporates a variety of quilting techniques including: design, basic drafting, rotary cutting, piecing, blocking, paper foundation piecing and set-in seams.
LEVEL: Intermediate and above   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Wendy Mathson
Storm at Sea “The Wendy Way”

Quilters have loved this pattern for years, intrigued by how straight line piecing gives the illusion of curves. Storm at Sea may be an old favorite, but id doesn’t need to be pieced the old-fashioned way! Wendy will teach her innovative TRIMplate© piecing technique for making units quickly and easily, without sacrificing accuracy. This “trim after-you-sew” method uses no templates, no paper piecing, and no bias on the outer edges. Come explore the vast design potential of Storm at Sea.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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RaNae Merrill
Magnificent Spiral Mandala

Explore the swirling, spinning world of spiral mandala quilts. Discover how easy it is to design and sew these glorious kaleidoscopic quilts based on a variation of the Twisted Log Cabin block. We’ll explore color and value, fabric choices, symmetry, flow forms, positive/negative space and more. Learn simple techniques that make paper-piecing fun and easy. Based on RaNae’s book, Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts (required for the workshop.)
LAB FEE: $30 (book not included). PREREQUISITE: Basic quilting skills.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sylvia Pippen  
Combining Sashiko, Cyanotype, and Appliqué

Design and print your own fabric using cyanotype, an old photographic process that uses the sun to print blue tone images on treated cotton. Add dimension to your cyanotype with sashiko and hand appliqué. We will cover simple design concepts to make an innovative quilt, and concentrate on sashiko techniques and 3 easy methods to pre-form appliqué shapes: Apliquick, Postage label, and heat resistant Mylar Methods.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Edyta Sitar
Stars in Quilts

This is a splendid workshop to honor one of the most common and loved quilt designs, a Star. Edyta will help you to create beautiful Star blocks and inspire you by sharing her thoughts, knowledge, and star quilts. This workshop features 15 different star patterns. Through these patterns we will look at Star blocks, layouts, sashing, and different techniques to set stars in quilts.
KIT FEE: $40 (REQUIRED; includes fabric for 8 Dresden Star Blocks, pattern, class folder, and acrylic templates.)
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Spargo  
Sand Dollar

In this hands on embellishment class we will study numerous ways to create texture using neutral colored threads. Please arrive in class with your base block already appliquéd with 20 circles. We will then spend class time embellishing a one of a kind piece. You will learn many techniques including shadowing, beading, embroidery, ribbon play and dimensional art, using different stitches and textural threads.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jean Wells Keenan
Intuitive Color and Design … working outside the lines

Discover new cutting and piecing methods to get your “out of the box, beyond the block”. We will explore color and quilt design focusing on the elements and principles of design. In this hands-on class, Jean will provide the fabric for the first day, then you will start on your own project if you have time. The class is based on Jean’s books Intuitive Color and Design (revised edition) and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting.
LAB FEE: $6.00
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Kerrie-Anne Riles
Artist in Residence