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: Advanced Beginner - Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Rosalie Dace  
Dizzy Circles

Add vitality and energy to your work with eccentric circles. Used symbolically in all cultures, circles are a strong design element and focal point. Now discover what happens when you move from perfect whole circles to the unexpected excitement of eccentric circles. Learn to use them confidently by fusing, appliqueing, piecing or stitching them to add movement and direction to your work. Working with a variety of spirals, helixes and other broken circles, you will learn how to add a new graphic quality by stitching or overlapping eccentric circles to make an individual free-wheeling composition. You may choose to work by hand or machine or both.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Janet Fogg  
Independent Study

Join award winning quilt artist and teacher, Janet Fogg, for a workshop where students determine and develop individual quilt projects. As a former art director with a BS/Graphic Design and Illustration, and over eighteen years of teaching experience in quilt design, Janet brings her vast knowledge of idea generation, design methods and construction techniques to share. Students of all levels are invited to bring an existing quilt project or embark on a new one with assistance and guidance from Janet. From observation to more in-depth design guidance, Janet will delight in offering creative design solutions. Janet’s pattern kits will be available. OPTIONAL: Pattern kit cost $40-$90
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pam Holland  
Geraldine and Friends

Geraldine and her friends was created after Pam spent time in Africa and witnessed an amazing event featuring Geraldine. This is a story quilt class — Pam will share how to create an illusionary pattern from a realistic photo. Create a pattern from a personal photo or choose to use one of Pam’s photos. Think: zebra, rhino, giraffe, dog, cat, etc. Students will use photographic technology to learn how to create their own patterns. This is a design, color and thread illustration class.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Gloria Loughman<  
Light Up Your Landscape

Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in a composition. Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrast and drama. Design principles, including perspective and focal point, will be outlined and a variety of color schemes will be displayed and discussed. Students will have the opportunity to paint fabric for some background and foreground elements. LAB FEE: $10.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pearl P. Pereira
Octopuses Garden

Pearl will guide you through careful prep work for perfect appliqué results with the uniquely successful techniques she has developed. She’ll teach her Eight Elements for perfect appliqué: how to make her “any size Perfect Bias Stems”, reverse appliqué, sharp points, perfect circles, plus smooth concave and convex shapes. The “Octopuses Garden” medallion block - from her Octopuses Garden quilt - is the workshop project or feel free to work on any appliqué project of your choice.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Rasmussen  
Machine Quilting

Using a fun, relaxed and simple approach, Sue will help students build a foundation of confidence for all their quilting projects. Exercises in unmarked free-motion quilting will inspire control and coordination. Techniques include stippling, echo quilting, ‘s’ curves, grid work, background fillers, flowers and leaves, as well as classic and fun feathers. All aspects of quilt-making which affect machine quilting will be discussed.
OPTIONAL: Machine quilting design booklet: $15.
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Lousia L. Smith
A New Twist on Strips ’n Curves

Quilts will be shown at the start of the session and procedures will be discussed. Even if you are a beginner, there is a simpler procedure for you, but if you are advanced, we will take this procedure just one notch up and play with counter cutting, overlapping circles and paper piecing. Or designing with the Swirl or the Half Clamshell, Curved Diamond and Curved Kite. You are able to make any one of Louisa’s Strips ’n Curves designs.
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Melissa Sobotka  
PhotoReal FiberArt

Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium. In this workshop, Melissa will share with you her award winning techniques for transforming a photograph into a masterpiece of fiber art. You will learn to see as an artist does, select appropriate fabrics, build a pictorial quilt from an image of your own choosing using a raw edge applique method. Then enhance your work by adding depth, dimension and detail with inks.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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David M. Taylor
Independent Study - Pictorial Appliqué

Continue working on an animal portrait from Empty Spools Session 3, or bring along a work in progress from a previous retreat workshop with David. His understanding of appliqué techniques combined with his background in art direction will get you back on track or introduce you to something completely new. Students are encouraged to email David in advance of the workshop for guidance.
PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed a previous retreat workshop with David.
LEVEL:Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Mary Lou Weidman
Legacy Quilts – Story Telling in Quilts

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 wonderful pieces that tell volumes about the women who produce them. 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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Donna Greenwald
Artist in Residence