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


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Rosalie Dace  
Rock On

Get down to earth with your quilts as you discover the beauty and design possibilities of rocks and stones as you learn how to make good design from natural sources. From tiny pebbles to mighty mountains, from smooth and round to sharp, faceted and jagged, rocks surround our world and make up much of the raw material of our planet, In this class we will look at images and actual stones to discover the rich variety of this extraordinary element, and using these as a basic design source you will build a richly colored and patterned quilt top.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Kathy Doughty
Modern Wedge

A wedge template is a versatile and fun patchwork tool. In this workshop there will be a variety of creative techniques and designs presented with the outcome “up to you.” Bring your favorite fabrics from your stash and set the mind free to work with color in exciting combinations. This is a workshop with a focus on using piecing and designing techniques with lots of options. Easy applique techniques will be presented but are optional.
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 more than 20 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: $40-$100
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pam Holland
Capture and Create

Let’s do something a little different.
This is a new class taking things just a few steps further than“Geraldine” my most popular class. It’s big, and is a challenge, but you will learn how to take an image and create a quilt with whimsy and attitude. You will learn my fool proof method of raw edge machine applique, It works every time. Have you tried Kantha background quilting? It’s a form of hand quilting and sometimes it’s called slow quilting. You will create a sample of line, negative space quilting on the machine and construct applique and illustrate your own crow. Yes, it’s a crow from my pattern. You will also learn the magic of “Pam’s Houses.” You may copy mine or draw your own and stick them free motion to add whimsical quilting to your project. There are a lot of different techniques in this project.
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jane LaFazio
A Sense of Place - a free spirited mixed media art quilt

Join Jane for a mixed media approach to art quilts. Learn: simple sketching from nature, how to design and carve stamps and free form mono-printing to create your unique surface design on fabric. You’ll combine your original elements into a totally one-of-a-kind art quilt that represents the beautiful area of Asilomar and Pacific Grove. Jane will guide your regarding color, theme, composition and finishing and show you how to add unexpected elements like found papers, tea bags and embellishments to your art quilt. You can free motion stitch or hand embroidery.
MATERIALS FEE: $20.00
LEVEL: All   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.
LEVEL: Confident beginner to Intermediate (good sewing skills required)
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Philippa Naylor
Machine Quilting Master Class

Explore a wide range of machine quilting techniques, increase your skills and become more fluent and proficient in all your machine quilting work. Free-motion machine quilting, trapunto, corded trapunto and hand and machine embroidered embellishments will be investigated. ‘Quilt as desired’ will no longer be a phrase that leaves you with no idea where to go, becoming an exciting invitation to endless creative quilting solutions!
LEVEL:Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Katie Pasquini Masopust
From Watercolor to Quilt

Abstract watercolor paintings will be created the first day using 10 different painting techniques that will leave the student with many painting to choose from. Techniques include: transparent layered shapes, resists, rubber cement drawing resist, washes, glazing, dropping in of colors, surface treatments using soap bubbles, rubbing alcohol and grids, etc. One painting will be chosen and cropped to find the most dynamic part. This will be drawn to make templates, then enlarged, and translated with fabrics into a quilt using either my turned edge technique or the students preferred technique. When the quilt is done it will look like a watercolor painting. No painting experience is needed.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sylvia Pippen  
Combining Sashiko, Cyanotype, and Appliqué

Design and print your own fabric using cyanotype, an old photographic process that uses the sun to print blue tone images on treated cotton. Add dimension to your cyanotype with sashiko and hand appliqué. We will cover simple design concepts to make an innovative quilt, and concentrate on sashiko techniques and 3 easy methods to pre-form appliqué shapes: Apliquick, Postage label, and heat resistant Mylar Methods.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF). REVISED November 2018..



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Jean Wells Keenan
Exploring Your own Person Theme – an art quilting adventure!

By experiencing mini composition exercises and beginning more complex project you will explore your own personal theme in this five-day workshop. Learning to embrace the “critique process” as a means of personal development and discovering innovative ways to design and construct will further you along in the process of finding your own voice in this creative journey you are on. The experience will allow you to develop as a designer and discover new directions for your future work. Recommended books: Intuitive Color and Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting.
LEVEL:Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Wendy Williams  
40 Shades of Grey

This quilt covers an array of techniques from foundation piecing, clam shells, log cabin, applique and simple block piecing just to name a few. We will also cover color and layout.
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Meri Henriques Vahl
Artist in Residence