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


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Jenny Bowker  
Shimmering Triangles

This class is fun, easy and very productive. If you would like to take a finished top home from a week away, this is a good class for you. You will learn to make quick sets of triangles and then you will try many different ways to use them. Quilts made in this class often create the feeling of water rippling over pebbles in a creek. It is also a wonderful class to use collections of fabrics – cats, Japanese fabrics, big florals or Kaffe Fassets; all the fabrics you buy because you love them but often sit unused, as it is hard to put them together. Some will make one quilt top, some will make two, and some will even make three, if the tops are not too big or if you like to work in the evenings.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD UPDATED Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Lenore Crawford  
Fusing, Fabric Painting, and Stitching to Create Impressionistic Fabric Art

In this workshop the designing of a fused project from a student’s own photo will be undertaken. We will work from a color photo that has been printed in a poster size up to 24” in one direction on their printer. The design will be drawn onto freezer paper to be used as the pattern and on muslin on which the design will be created. Students will learn Lenore’s fusing technique. Once the designs are fused Lenore will demonstrate her fabric painting technique and help students paint their own designs. The students can then assemble their art quilts and begin top-stitching if time allows. Thread and stitching also adds another design element to the piece. Finishing techniques will be discussed and students will have a beautiful finished art quilt.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Rosalie Dace  
Promises and Possibilities: Design in Action

The purpose of this class is to take an in-depth look at the arrangement and organization of visual elements that make a successful composition or design and to study the raw elements of design and see how they can be put to use in the process of quiltmaking. The class will begin with an interactive discussion around the notion that the basic design elements are used in all design universally. We will study the purposes and different types of design and the process of design before looking closely at the elements of design: line, mark, texture, shape, and color. We will study the arrangement of elements in the design space and we will have paste-up exercises. From the series of paste-ups many will be suitable for translation into fabric.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Ronald Daniel
Picture this in Fabric

This workshop will inspire quilters who want to turn a favorite photograph into an art quilt. In the five-day class the instructor and students will focus on appliqué options, selecting fabrics, creating light and shadows with fabric, as well options for completing the art quilt. Each student will get individual help throughout the design process. Students will work at their own pace and ultimately leave with their creative ideas realized in fabric.
Level: All   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 sixteen 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. Pattern kit cost $75-$9.0
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Laura Fraga
Dear Jane©

Continue your Journey with Dear Jane© in the company of 'Janiacs' from around the globe. You will learn all the tricks to making these beautiful four and half inch blocks. Hand Appliqué, hand-piecing, paper piecing, accurate machine piecing are just a few of the techniques. Laura is known for her hand appliqué and will teach you how to appliqué invisible stitches. We will also cover finishing your Baby Jane with bias scallop binding.
Dear Jane© is a registered trade mark and is used with the permission of Brenda Papadakis.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pam Holland
Sock It To Me

This is a different kind of quilt. No fancy piecing, no matching seams, just a week of creativity and color. The socks on this quilt are actually drawings on fabric colored with pigment ink and the entire quilt is quite in a different way. “I can’t draw,” you say. Well, I think you can trace and color in the lines and that’s what you’ll do with this quilt. We will explore color, pattern movement, and finally quilting to create a mood. This quilt is created with a zig zag. You will receive this entire pattern; however, you will also create your own. I will teach you how to do it without fear.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Josephine Keasler
Labyrinth Walk

Labyrinth Walk is a reproduction of a tile floor in a chapel in Naples. It consists of two blocks and makes into a fascinating and intricate quilt. The careful use of different color values gives it a feeling of depth with shadows. It goes together quickly and is a functional work of art that will garner lasting appreciation. Fee: Pattern $10.00
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Cheryl Malkowski
Desert Flower

Learn an easy freezer paper “paperless” piecing technique to stitch this 74” quilt. The recommended class project is made from Joseph’s Coat blocks that have been skewed into diamonds and bordered with Diamond Nine Patch blocks. Perfect piecing without getting buried in paper shards! We will start with pattern preparation, discuss fabric choices and placement, then spend a few days blissfully piecing units and learning insider tips for perfect points. Those desiring to use a different star or setting are welcome to email Cheryl for details. Any of her freezer paper patterns are acceptable for class. Please refer to the Workshop Supply Sheet.
Level: Intermediate and above   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pearl P. Pereira
Bountiful Baskets

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 her “Off the Block” prepared edge freezer paper appliqué techniques and build your appliqué directly onto the pattern. Learn Pearl’s Six 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. Bountiful Basket medallion block is from the Bountiful Baskets quilt and is the workshop project. Workshops are always open for independent studies so please feel free to work on any appliqué project of your choice.
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Lura Schwarz Smith
Drawn to Fabric: The No Fear Inking Experience

Anyone can learn to achieve beautiful, realistic imagery on fabric of your favorite person, pet or picture. With textile inks and other fun surface design materials, realistic imagery is easily created using my successful tracing and basic shading techniques. Work from your own photographic prints, tracing onto fabric. Learn basic elements of design to create your well-composed master pattern and explore design elements. Emphasis is on individual applications of techniques and the importance of developing your own style. No prior art experience necessary - everyone will succeed in this class, with specific applications for achieving beautiful imagery on fabric. Lab fee: $15.00
Level: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Terry Millett
Artist in Residence