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


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Melinda Bula
Fabulous Fusible Flowers

Turn a favorite flower photo into a Fabulous Fusible Flower art quilt. Learn how to use fabric and thread like an artist uses paint or pencils. Start with your own flower photo, learn how to break it down into simple shapes to make a pattern while training your eye to look closely at color, value, and shape. Melinda will share her color and design secrets. Learn how to finish your flower by using her Renegade Thread Play technique – a simple method of free-motion quilting.
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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Rod Daniel
Picture this in Fabric

This workshop will inspire quilters who want to turn a favorite photograph into an art quilt. In the five-day class the instructor and students will focus on appliqué options, selecting fabrics, creating light and shadows with fabric, as well options for completing the art quilt. Each student will get individual help throughout the design process. Students will work at their own pace and ultimately leave with their creative ideas realized in fabric.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Becky Goldsmith
A Colorful Independent Study

Gain confidence as you master the straightforward color strategies found in The Quilter’s Practical Guide To Color. Spend the first day of class on exercises that help you to better understand how colors work together. You will then use what you’ve learned as you work on a quilt of your choice, with Becky on hand to offer help as needed. Your quilt project can be pieced or appliquéd, art or traditional in style. This is your time to work without interruption from the outside world. Whether your quilt is already in progress or it is one that you have only been dreaming about, this is the class for you!
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Karolyn “Nubin” Jensen
Pickled Clams using Floating Edge Appliqué

Have fun learning a new technique on an old favorite. Karolyn has developed a simple, yet unique, way to have an adventure in curves and piping. You will finish each pickled clam and then assemble the quilt without any curved piecing – invisible and effective! This twist on an 1880s quilt can be done in 1800s reproductions, batiks or fun modern fabrics. Basic paper piecing skills suggested. Kit fee includes the pattern, preprinted paper pieced sections, cotton piping and more.
LEVEL: Advanced beginner and beyond   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jane LaFazio
Mixed Media Art Quilts

You will create a series of three 12x12 inch totally unique art quilts, each using different materials and techniques. Learn: sketching, design and carving stamps, and mono-printing to create your original surface design on fabric. Jane will show you how to add unexpected elements like paper, pockets or embellishments and guide you regarding color, theme, composition and finishing. We’ll use our machines to free motion stitch, and you’ll also learn embroidery stitches and embellishment.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sandra Leichner
Needleturn Appliqué – Independent Study

Use any of Sandra’s available pattern designs to start a new project, or continue a project from one of her previous workshops. Enjoy a more relaxed stitching experience while gaining confidence with intricate layered appliqué techniques and the use of Sandra’s unique style of painterly hand embroidery. Demonstrations and informative discussions on a variety of techniques or design may lead to an “aha” moment or two. Some experience with needleturn appliqué is required. LEVEL:Experienced Beginner to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Hilde Morin  
In and Around Town

Design and create your own vision of a town, neighborhood, village, cityscape or skyline — detect common visual elements, highlight details, create building blocks and assemble using improvisational piecing techniques. Add character by experimenting with different surface design techniques: add texture, discharge color, incorporate 3D elements. Consider creating an irregularly shaped piece and finish off your work with an elegant facing technique. Good sewing skills required.
LEVEL: Confident Beginner to Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Philippa Naylor
Appliqué Mastery

Study composition, color and fine workmanship techniques based on the methods and patterns from Philippa’s book, Appliqué Mastery. Techniques include turned-edge, satin stitch, blanket stitch and free-motion machine appliqué. Enhance the appliqué with hand and machine embroidery stitches, and purchased trims. You’ll sew appliqué samples to practice techniques and compile a reference library of ideas. Begin your own small appliqué top, or use her pattern ‘Bird By Bird.’
LEVEL: Confident Beginner to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Cindy Needham
Machine Quilting

Cindy’s fun and inspirational week comprises four different classes! Start with Beginning Machine Quilting to gain a solid foundation of information and techniques. Next, Open Thread Bar reveals secrets and techniques for using all types of threads. Then, be treated to a full day of design and learn how to make great choices for your quilt projects. Finish the week with an introduction to linen wholecloth quilting and never look at an antique tablecloth the same way again!
LAB FEE: $30.00
LEVEL:Confident Beginner to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Denise Oyama Miller and Nancy Ryan  
Landscape Impressions with a Twist

Capture the feeling of a landscape in fabric the way the impressionists did with paint. This class will provide easy-to-learn techniques for creating an original landscape quilt based on your own photos and vision. Learn how to interpret a landscape to create depth, form, and interest, enhancing nature’s colors and values. Join Denise and Nancy for a fun workshop and create your own special landscape and to improve your design and quilting skills.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Diane E. Mitchell
Artist in Residence