Welcome

2025 Empty Spools Seminars program for all sessions at Asilomar Conference Grounds

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Arrival at Asilomar Conference Grounds
Empty Spools Seminars check-in and refreshments at Merrill Hall, bedrooms not guaranteed until 4pm
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Classroom setup, get acquainted, and instruction begins. Don’t miss!
6:00 PM
Dinner
7:15 PM
Introduction of artist faculty and presentation
by artist-in-residence at Merrill Hall

7:30 AM
Breakfast begins
9:00 AM – Noon
Workshops
Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Workshops resume
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Meet the artist-in-residence
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Free time or shuttle to quilt shop
6:00 PM
Dinner
7:15 PM
Show, Share and Tell: Bring your
quilts; sharing by instructors

7:30 AM
Breakfast begins
9:00 AM – Noon
Workshops
Noon – 1 PM
Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Workshops resume
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Meet the artist-in-residence
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Free time or shuttle to quilt shop
6:00 PM
Dinner
7:15 PM
Show, Share and Tell: Bring your
quilts; sharing by instructors

7:30 AM
Breakfast begins
9:00 AM – Noon
Workshops
Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Workshops resume
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Free time or shuttle to quilt shop
6:00 PM
Dinner
No evening program

7:30 AM
Breakfast begins
9:00 AM – Noon
Workshops
Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Workshops resume
4:00 PM
Open House
to all classrooms
6:00 PM
Dinner
7:15 PM
Show, Share and Tell:
Bring your quilts;
sharing by instructors

7:30 AM
Breakfast begins
9:00 – 11:30 AM
Workshops
11:00 AM
Check out of room
before 11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Clean-up time
Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM
Leave new friends
and begin your journey
home after lunch

DAY ONE CHECK-INAIRLINE/TRAVEL INFORMATION
Check-in time is 3 p.m. at the Empty Spools Seminars registration table in Merrill Hall. Asilomar Conference Grounds cannot guarantee guest room availability before 4 p.m.Closest airport: Monterey, CA (MRY). Taxi/Rideshare is available to Asilomar. Please be sure to schedule your arrival before 3 p.m. on the first day of your chosen session. Instruction begins on that day.

2025 Registration and Payment Information

COST AND RESERVATIONS

$2,159.00 two or more students sharing a room, each.
$2,699.00 single room.
$1,359.00 non-workshop companion (spouse/friend/partner) sharing a room.
$1,559.00 reside off grounds.

All rates stated above include all meals at Crocker Dining Hall.

ATTENTION: If you know you snore or smoke, please request a single room or come with a willing roommate. Asilomar is a non-smoking facility. Empty Spools Seminars cannot be responsible for any injury, loss or damage sustained by attendees. All information subject to change/ cancellation.

PAYMENT POLICY

Online registration and payment is preferred.

However, we will accept checks or money orders if mailed in with your registration form. Since we are offering an online option, please keep in mind that spots may be filled before we process any mailed-in registration forms and payments. We will not process any mail-in forms until online registration has been live for one week.

To obtain a mail-in version of the registration form please download from our website, request one by calling 925-222-5509, or e-mail us at: info@emptyspoolsseminars.com.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We strongly encourage the purchase of Cancellation and Travel Insurance whether you are traveling by plane, train or automobile – usually purchased through your travel agent within 14 days of registration and deposit.

All canceled reservations will have the following charges:

Now–120 days $50.00
119–91 days $150.00
90–61 days $300.00
60–0 days No Refunds

Cancellations cannot be made within 60 days prior to session. You may transfer your reservation to another person if unable to attend. All cancellations or replacement information must be in writing or e-mail. All returned checks are subject to a $25 fee. Online payment returns subject to a $50 fee. There will be a $50 fee if you request a class change after registering.

THE COTTON PATCH

SEWING MACHINE RENTALS

A limited number of Bernina sewing
machines will be available for those
who cannot travel by air with their own
machines. Reservations and payments
may be made through the Empty
Spools Registration Form. Rental fee is
$145.00 per session. Sewing machines
are provided by The Cotton Patch of
Lafayette, California.

Find all the supplies and fabric needed for your workshop at The Cotton Patch in Merrill Hall. The shop is open daily during every Empty Spools Seminars session.