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


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Rob Appell
Seascape Quilts Deep Dive

Create your very own quilted paradise. Rob is a master at fusible collage scenes and will take you on a deep dive on construction techniques to build a base of fabrics. We will spend a day or so adding the fusible applique that bring the scene to life. We will have plenty of design time in the first few days, then spend the last day and half doing your own free-motion quilting. Rob will teach you his tricks for FMQ success as you anchor your appliques and bring that special splash to your master piece. Anyone can do it, this is your chance to join the fun!
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Susan Carlson  
Fabric Collage Menagerie

Create a fabric collage quilt of your favorite animal using Susan’s innovative layering/collage method. Pets, mammals of the world, birds, sea life such as turtles or fish—any animal is game—a fabric collage trophy! Susan will daily introduce different aspects of the fabric collage process to expand on each student’s unique design. 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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Jacqueline de Jonge  
"Dream Flight"

“Fly Away” was the inspiration for Jacqueline’s new beautiful quilt and one of her favorite patterns. She decided to re-design the original Fly Away into a glorious new quilt called …“Dream Flight”…. She used her batik collection, designed for Anthology Fabrics, in a combination of glorious corals, blues, burgundy reds and soft greens. Don’t let the circles and stars scare you off – Jacqueline will guide you through the challenging pattern step by step. You will enjoy making this fabulous quilt.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Double Wedding Ring

Improvising on a traditional pattern: Explore the patterns within a traditional double wedding ring quilt. Modernize your quilt by telling a story or building on a memory. We start by manipulating fabric using several fun and easy techniques from 15 Minutes of Play. Next, work on the layout to build a unique version of a Double Wedding Ring quilt. Workshop topics include design, construction and improvisation, piecing curves, using negative space and looking at how fabrics can help build movement. From Victoria’s book, Ideas based on Double Wedding Rings: Traditions Made Modern. PLUS, learn the tricks for ease of construction! I have many tips for piecing the DWR!
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Katie Fowler
Fearless Mandala: Design, Draft, Delight

Mandalas are a wonderful way to explore color and pattern and they don’t have to be complicated or intimidating. Katie has designed a mandala creation process that is non-intimidating using easy to follow steps which incorporate painting and stitching. You will use Katie’s tools and templates to draft a small whole cloth mandala. All of Katie’s materials for mark making on fabric will be available for you to use to complete a stunning whole cloth painted mandala. Color theory will be discussed throughout the class and you will learn to use Katie’s creative color tool, Color’s Greatest Hits (included in materials fee). Katie is a certified creativity coach and will discuss creative blocks and useful techniques to push you closer to creative bliss. Be ready to play! You will go home with a small mandala masterpiece and a renewed connection to your best creative self!
SUPPLY FEE: $75.00 for kit which includes all materials.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Bonnie Hunter  
Emerald City

Two-color quilts are also a favorite! When playing with numerous scraps and strings by color family the array of tones and shades is joyous with so much interest. No two string blocks are the same and there is always something new to see when playing with color and value. When choosing fabrics for this quilt, push your boundaries in all directions with fabric ranging from light to dark within each color family. The greens in Emerald City run from very yellow green to a dark blue green and everywhere in between. There are many, many pieces in this quilt, but only nine 24-inch blocks total with each of the nine big blocks being comprised of three different 6-inch finished string blocks and the extra piecing is worth it!
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Gloria Loughman  
The Textured Landscape

Design and construct your own landscape quilt, learning the key elements of design and experimenting with color. The first project a color exercise, will be a small scene where the pattern will be provided. Focal point, perspective and other basic design principles will be discussed then you will begin to design your own wall hanging working from a photo, sketch or picture. Your design can be abstract or as realistic or anywhere in between. Consider piecing, stripping and mosaic options for different areas then using an overlay technique, construct your quilt. Fabric painting, fusing, invisible machine applique, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Geri Patterson-Kutras
Lines, Angles and Spaces

Architecture is both practical and expressive. Regardless if your concept of buildings is playful or provocative you’re the architect in this workshop. Using machine finished edge applique and piecing methods we’ll explore the impact of color and the use of line to add appeal and energy to your designs. We’ll investigate work from a mixture of artists in various media and the iconic designs of architects to expand our own blue print of creative expression. No hard hat required!
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pearl P. Pereira
Toil and Trouble

Bubble Bubble, Toil and Trouble, Pearl has brewed up another wonderful Halloween Album quilt. Join Pearl as she guides you through careful prep work for perfect applique results; and let her introduce you to her uniquely successful techniques. Learn Pearl’s “Off the Block” prepared edge freezer paper applique techniques and build your applique directly onto the pattern. Perfect the Eight Elements for perfect applique: How to make her “any size Perfect Bias Stems”, reverse applique, sharp points, perfect circles, plus smooth concave and convex shapes. Pearl’s workshops are always open for independent studies please feel free to work on any applique project of your choice.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Rasmussen
Machine Quilting

Let’s Machine Quilt! In a fun, relaxed class you will build confidence, control and coordination at your own speed, learning dozens of designs: stippling, echo, grid work, background fillers, flowers, leaves and fun feathers. Begin with unmarked fabric ‘sandwiches’ then onto a small quilt. Topics affecting quilt making & machine quilting are discussed: squaring, basting, marking, washing, binding, and more for traditional, modern and art quilting. Optional machine quilting booklet $15.00.
LEVEL:All    VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Wendy Mathson
Artist in Residence