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 process, 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: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Janet Fogg
Independent Study

Janet brings her vast knowledge of idea generation design methods and construction techniques to share. As a former art director with BS/Graphic Design and Illustration, and more than 20 years of teaching experience, 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, she will delight in offering creative design solutions. Her pattern kits will be also be available for purchase.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Carl Hentsch
Crazy Tula

Become a skilled foundation piecer with New York Beauty blocks and arcs of Flying Geese that amaze! Carl has simplified a technique loved by many with his straightforward approach to curved piecing and foundation piecing.
LEVEL: Confident Beginner to Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pam Holland
Stitch Stories

From Pam: “I’m inspired by conversations, and the exchange of ideas, which help me to see the world differently and at times it really challenges me. I use the time spent traveling to think, and make connections between my home and the destination. I collect materials, take photographs, and make notes and sketches to record what I see. We’re going to collaborate, and spend time with each other on this project. We’re going to look at the stories behind the things we see and introduce that into your project.”
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Gloria Loughman  
Playing on the Surface

Create an abstract design while improving your machine embroidery and appliqué skills. Choose stunning color combinations and learn how to use ‘easy-to-master’ construction techniques. Decorate the surface with a myriad of shapes, and provide extra detail with machine embroidery. note: Participants will construct a small quilt as a color and technique exercise based on a design by Gloria, prior to the design and construction of their own larger wall hanging.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Katie Pasquini Masopust
Artful Log Cabin

The log cabin block is so very versatile, we will use that as the basis for creating linear abstract art quilts. Start with a painting or photograph, crop that to a strong personal composition, overlay a grid, this can be an even grid, an uneven grid, curved or random grid, this linear drawing is laid over the inspiration photo or painting to become the map. Then log cabins made up of the colors found in each unit of the grid will be constructed and then put together to make the quilt. Emphasis on composition, variety, color, value and visual pathways.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Philippa Naylor
Working in Miniature

After many years as a quilter who made very large quilts I realised size wasn’t everything, and working in miniature would offer me lots of advantages: I learned many new things; my work became more autobiographical; I bought far less ‘stuff’; no more storage problems; miniature work was just as impressive as the really big quilts. This workshop offers exploration of materials, machine quilting techniques, composition and drawing lessons. Make your ideas a reality and sew your miniature quilt!
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pearl P. Pereira
All My Favorite Things

Join Pearl as she guides you through careful prep work for perfect appliqué results; and let her introduce you to the uniquely successful techniques she has developed. Learn Pearl’s “Off the Block” prepared edge freezer paper appliqué techniques. Learn Pearl’s 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. All My Favorite Things center medallion block is the workshop project.
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.
NOTE:Optional machine quilting design booklet: $15.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Melissa Sobotka  
PhotoReal FiberArt

Photorealism 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. Melissa will share her award-winning techniques for transforming a photograph into fiber art. Learn to see as an artist does and build a pictorial quilt from an image of your own choosing using a raw-edge appliqué method and adding depth, dimension and detail with inks.
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Spargo  
Folk Tails

We will be creating a small piece using the images from my book Folk-Tails. Choose your favorite animals, trees or flowers. We will begin by preparing and layering a textured background. Then add the appliqué incorporating hand-dyed fabrics, threads and beads. You can either plan to do the whole quilt or make a smaller version for the center of a cushion or bag.
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Thelma Moyer
Artist in Residence