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


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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 subject matter, construction, backgrounds and borders, quilting, and finishing for display will be discussed.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Rosalie Dace  
Matisse Magic

Bring the magic of French painter Henri Matisse into your quilts as you work with large areas of joyful color and sensuous line. After discovering the variety of this celebrated artist’s work, students will make a few paper cut-outs before starting a large color-filled composition. Emphasis will be on the use of large areas of pure color, curvilinear line, pattern and clear shapes, all exciting ideas to piece, appliqué or fuse in fabric. This is an ideal approach to simplifying design as well as responding to color, line and shape.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jacqueline de Jonge  
Enchanting Star

Quilters can be intimidated when they see the curves and circles in my BeColourful designs. If that is the case…. why not treat yourself to this Enchanting Star class? I love to share my enthusiasm for my designs and bring you to a higher level. Each class day should be nice and relaxed for you and your fellow quilters. Broaden your knowledge, learn new techniques, play with beautiful Rainbow colors and be more confident that something which appears to difficult is within your reach.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pam Holland  
Thread Painting (With a Twist)

This class produces the most amazing results. A realistic portrait created in thread. To be honest the image looks just like a painting. Using a portrait printed on fabric and learning the techniques I have adapted will produce a realistic image rather than just an image in thread. Yes, it could be your grandmother, friend, aunt, or favorite pet but contact me for information on the best image to use.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sandra Leichner
Botanical Applique

Don’t sweat the small stuff with Sandra’s needleturn applique techniques. Using the “Blue Tit” pattern as the workshop project, develop confidence in your needleturn skills using smaller pieces in layered applique. Discover how to create realistic and textural effects with hand embroidery that realistically mimic nature. Sandra’s illustrative applique and embroidery techniques using fabric and thread to render botanical design elements used in this design are demonstrated and discussed in this workshop. NOTE: Repeat students may also bring a project from one of Sandra's previous workshops.
LEVEL: Experienced Beginner to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Gloria Loughman  
Playing on the Surface

Create an abstract design while improving your machine embroidery and appliqué skills. Choose stunning color combinations and learn how to use ‘easy-to-master’ construction techniques. Decorate the surface with a myriad of shapes, and provide extra detail with machine embroidery. NOTE: Participants will construct a small quilt as a color and technique exercise based on a design by Gloria, prior to the design and construction of their own larger wall hanging.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Amanda Murphy
Fireworks

Explore a variety of techniques while piecing a vibrant modern sampler! We’ll work from the center out and try our hands at improvisational piecing, traditional piecing, appliqué, paper piecing, and dresden plate variations. The final day we’ll work on making individual quilting plans, taking cues from the design and the fabrics, to make the samplers come alive!
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Laura Nownes
Independent Study

Looking for an inspirational setting to start a new project or complete one? Spend five day of quilt-making camaraderie and collaboration working with other creative students. Laura’s expertise in a variety of quilt-making areas will be an invaluable asset in guiding you with color and fabric selection, piecing, appliqué (hand or machine), drafting and finishing touches needed for both traditional and art quilts. Give yourself this gift of time to create and renew while working on your own project
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Rasmussen
Designing Pieced Landscapes and Pictorial Quilts

In this workshop, we will design a pattern from your image that you bring to class, and using straight or curved seams piecing (or a combination), we will create your unique, pieced landscape. You will ‘audition’ your fabrics on your design, and progress to machine piecing. The techniques learned in this class with Sue will give you a solid foundation for future projects, whether landscape, pictorial or other quilts.
LEVEL:Intermediate-Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Lousia L. Smith  
Double Visions and Strips ’n Curves

By popular demand, we have combined two of Louisa’s most popular classes, namely the Double Vision Quilts and the NEW Strips ‘n Curves quilts. Louisa will guide you while you are creating the quilt of your choice. We will explore different techniques, options of the construction, styles, scale, illusions and color placement. Make one style, make both! The Double Vision Quilts can be constructed in a Traditional, Art or Modern way. The Strips ‘n Curves quilts can include photo-transfers, more strata and more circles. Isn’t it always about the circles?
LEVEL:All   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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Youngmin Lee
Artist in Residence