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


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Rosalie Dace
Looking In Looking Out

Explore the exciting possibilities of windows and doors as you design and let the light into your quilt! Do what other artists have done over the centuries and use windows and doors to open your eyes to another view. Using these shapes and the spaces they define, discover the vitality of positive and negative design and simple geometric forms to create your own unique quilt based on the openings ad closings in the buildings and structures around us. Demonstrations and examples will include ways to refind construction techniques. Discussions and visual information will enrich our potential for understanding the fascination we have with looking in and looking out. Come in and let air and light in as you make a whole new approach to your quilting!
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer
Finding the Flow: Working Toward A Series

Whether you are a traditional quilter or a contemporary quilter, there is a joyful flow that happens when you allow one visual idea to seed the next. We’ll see how these seeds sprout into a bounty of related images as we quickly produce a couple of guided series while experimenting with some fun fused exercises. We’ll use the information, ideas and inspiration from these assigned series to begin your next, more personal one. You’ll leave with one or two small quilt tops in your new series and confidence in how one idea leads to a series of quilts.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Kathy Doughty  
Organic Design

Practice creating a dynamic mix of fabrics using simple techniques and a variety of design ideas! Organic Design starts with a conversation about color, pattern and scale which moves through easy construction techniques with the desired outcome of creating unique quilts. This is the class to exercise your stash while becoming more aware of your own comfort zone and how to extend it. Several shapes and construction options will be presented and demonstrated. Easy applique techniques will be presented but are optional.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pam Holland  
Thread painting portraits: Drawn to stitch

This is a technique Pam has adapted over the years. This quilt looks like a painting and she will teach you how to achieve this effect. Her thread-painted quilt technique begins with a photo printed on fabric, then uses machine stitching to cover the image with thread. It looks as realistic as a photo. On the hand, Pam can create it to look like a painting. Students may create a portrait or an animal image.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Josephine de la Cruz Keasler
A Certified Instructor for Quiltworx, a Judy Niemeyer Design

Students will learn a process that simplifies paper piecing. Josephine will teach you Judy Niemeyer’s approach to using templates to cut fabric to fit into the appropriate sections of her patterns. You will be provided with many organizational tips and techniques for speeding up the process. This workshop will feature: Dinner Plate Dahlia, Vintage Rose and Mariner’s Compass. Contact Josephine for a list of available designs for this workshop.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Robin Long
Strip-Pieced Mariners Compass

Have you ever wanted to make a Mariner’s Compass block but were too intimidated? Not a fan of paper piecing or using tedious templates? You’ll love these new methods for making 16 and 32-point compass blocks in 16 different sizes using the Robin Ruth Design mariner’s compass rulers and a strip piecing method! Join Robin to learn how to use her rulers and methods, and benefit from her fabulous knowledge of block construction. Her gorgeous examples combined with her terrific tips will be the perfect inspiration for your own modern or traditional Mariner’s Compass project!
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Philippa Naylor
Best Little Quilt

Elevate your quilt-making skills to the highest award winning levels. Philippa shares her extensive technical knowledge across a wide range of quilt-making processes to enable you to create the most beautifully crafted work now and in the future! A perfectly pieced ‘on point’ block is surrounded by machine appliqué embellished triangles which are, in turn, encased in double mitred borders. You will learn piecing, machine appliqué, perfectly mitred double borders, machine quilting, first-rate piping and mitred binding.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Velda Newman
Flowers, Blooms and Blossoms

Velda has always been fascinated by flowers. From the wild California Poppy growing on the hillside to an exotic orchid from some distant land. And, everything in between. This class will concentrate on reproducing the essence of the flowers you choose. We will explore machine stitching techniques for texture and shape, learn the basic steps for applying acrylic paint to fabric for blending colors and shading, how to use inks and pencils and work on composition using an overhead projector. Please bring printed photos of flowers that inspire you for your project.
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jane Sassaman  
Abstracting from Nature

Nature is an endless source of inspiration. In this class we will examine q wide variety of artist’s interpretations of nature before beginning to manipulate natural forms ourselves. Through a series of exercises we will experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence of energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects. We will then translate these ideas into fabric.
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Ann P. Shaw
Designing from Nature

Working from your own photograph, this workshop guides you through the process of creating an original pieced pictorial quilt. We start with a image and work on developing a sewable design based on traditional piecing methods. After enlarging the design and tracing a freezer paper copy, we then work on auditioning fabric selections to explore how differences in patterned fabrics (scale, density, color and texture) work to enhance the design. Individual help and occasional group demonstrations will focus on fabric options and piecing strategies.
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Wendy Williams
Making Arrangments

This quilt showcases a variety of techniques in wool applique. Make the whole quilt or take elements and make a smaller quilt or even a cushion. We will go through a variety of embroidery techniques as well as working with fabric to enhance the wool. The vases are made with extra batting to give a more dimensional result – we will go over the techniques for making them as well. We will also touch on colour and design composition.
LEVEL:Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jamie McClenaghan
Artist in Residence