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


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Patsy Carpenter
A Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting
Reaching beyond Tradition with Foundation Paper Piecing


You will be taught Judy Niemeyer’s paper piecing and assembly techniques, including the use of templates to pre-cut the fabrics that are to be used in your quilt. She will also teach you speed cutting of your foundation papers, chain piecing and curved piecing techniques. Patsy will provide many organizational and shortcut tips that make paper piecing even the biggest projects fun and exciting. Patsy will be teaching a workshop that will feature several quilts including Judy’s Technique of the Month quilts. NOTE: Please review pattern requirements/availability and purchasing information by downloading the Workshop Supply Sheet.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Hollis Chatelain
Modern Mola Magic

Learn a fun and SUPER EASY method to make a “Modern Mola”. Bring your old jeans or use corduroy, wool, ultra-suede and upholstery fabrics to create a beautiful and unique wall quilt! Since this technique uses raw-edge zig-zag, there are no seams, no turning under. You can choose to make one of my patterns or design your own. We will also explore color and lots of quilting techniques to enhance your top! Lab fee $8.00
Level: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Becky Goldsmith
Declare Your Independence

Give yourself the gift of time to focus on the quilt you want to make. Your quilt can be an art or traditional quilt, hand or machine sewn, pieced or appliquéd. Draft a new quilt from scratch or work from a pattern. This is your time to work without interruption from the outside world. Tap into Becky’s extensive background in all areas of quilt-making as you design, color, and/or construct your own project. 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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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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Robin Long
Design Strip-pieced Mariner’s Compasses

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 special rulers and a strip piecing method! Join Robin and learn about these easy methods as you 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: Confident beginner to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Hilde Morin  
In and Around Town

Collect the essence of a favorite place based on your own impressions.
Design and create your own vision of a town, neighborhood, village, cityscape or skyline … detect common visual elements, highlight details, create building blocks and put them all together using improvisational piecing techniques. Add character to your town 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. Recommended size of work is 36” or less on each side. Good sewing skills required.
Level: Confident beginner to Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sylvia Pippen  
Orchids! Combining Sashiko, Appliqué and Cyanotype

Discover how to design a one-of-a-kind Orchid quilt combining sashiko, cyanotype sun prints and appliqué. Learn easy methods to pre-form appliqué shapes and sashiko techniques. Explore cyanotype, an old photographic process that prints blue tone images, producing a dramatic backdrop for orchids.
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 a 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 and energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects. We will then translate these ideas into fabric in the five-day workshop.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Ann P. Shaw  
Designing from Nature

This process oriented pictorial quilt workshop is a piecing class based on the techniques and design approach developed by Ruth McDowell. We first focus on translating images into pieceable quilt designs. Each student will work on her own pieced design based on images each student brings to class. This overall piecing pattern provides the framework for the quilts, while unusual fabric choices bring these quilts to life. Individual help throughout the workshop and occasional group demonstrations will focus on fabric options and piecing strategies. This approach to patchwork celebrates both of these elements and produces stunning, lively quilts that have a somewhat abstract quality.
Level: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Louisa L. Smith
Double Vision, For the Art, Modern and Traditional Quilter

Let’s explore Double Vision! Whether you are a traditional, art quilter, or prefer modern quilting, there will be different methods for your style of quilt making. Emphasis in this session will be on the use of color, pattern, textures and the reactions they have on one another. We will explore the many different techniques, options of style, scale and construction. Each student will have a unique and one of a kind quilt. I have made this possible, see the new book Double Vision for more inspiration and let’s take this technique so much further than even I thought possible and make beautiful quilts.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Mary Lou Weidman  
Legacy Quilts – Story Telling in Quilts

Some new surprises and changes this year
This class is a process class centered on a time-honored tradition of thoughts in handwork. We will be exploring ourselves and those we love. Legacy quilts are those wonderful pieces that tell volumes about the women who produce them. All of us have something special to say and our thoughts today are often connected to our past and the future. You will be telling us about the people, places, or events that have touched you in some way. This is a class that touches the heart and the funny bone. Mary Lou has some additions to this class you will really like-hint-drawings ready made.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Shannon M. Conley
Artist in Residence