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


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Sue Benner  
Sewing the Land I and II:Fused, collaged, and quilted landscapes

Each participant will create one or two landscape quilts along with several small studies. The class will explore different approaches to representing landscape, including those of artists in a variety of media. Sue will then show students how to look at the landscape, analyze it and translate it to fabric using several fused construction methods to help them each accomplish their goals. For those that are taking this workshop for the second time, a more ambitious project can be pursued.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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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. Learn to make quick sets of triangles and try different ways to use them. Quilts made in this class often create the feeling of water rippling over pebbles in a creek. This is also the perfect time to use favorite collections of fabrics – cats, Japanese fabrics, big florals or Kaffe Fassets, for example. Make one quilt top, some students will have time to make two or three.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Melinda Bula
Fabulous Fusible Flowers

Turn a favorite flower photo into a Fabulous Fusible Flower art quilt. Learn how to use fabric and thread like an artist uses paint and pencils to create a beautiful flower quilt. You will start with your own flower photo. Learn to analyze and break your photo down into simple shapes, colors and values, while training your eye to look closely at details. You will as Melinda takes you through some simple exercises to help you build more confidence in seeing colors and values. Color and value is everything in building these beautiful flower quilts.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Jacqueline de Jonge
"Lady of the Lake"

“Lady of the Lake” is a breathtakingly beautiful quilt, we cannot imagine that you would not dare to take on this challenge. We want to Challenge you to do something you didn’t think you could do. Jacqueline will guide you through the challenging pattern step by step. Jacqueline has again chosen great colors. If blue is not your favorite color you can surprise us with your own color variation. Pattern price approximately $57.00.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Meri Henriques Vahl
People and Places

Learn an easy and enjoyable technique of raw edge landscape collage and my unique and simple way to add people to your quilts. Bring your favorite photograph or idea for inspiration, lots of straight or safety pins, fine tulle, batting and the fabric you’ll need to make your artistic vision come true. If you’d like to add people to your landscape, I’ll teach you my simple, fool-proof way to do so. In addition I’ll show you how to add borders – or even more sections to create a work of any size.
LAB FEE: $10.
LEVEL: Confident Beginner to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pam Holland
Chalk and Cheesecloth: Creating Portraits

Create portraits using plain white cheesecloth and thread. It looks difficult but its a method and you will follow one of my patterns and work step by step to achieve the finished product. Once you have learned the techniques you can go on and do your own portrait from there. I will have a few images for you to choose from. I will have the cheesecloth in class for a fee of $10 and if you wish to purchase the pens they are $5 each.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Wendy Mathson
Independent Study

Picture yourself in a classroom with your own dedicated sewing space, creative quilters at every turn, surrounded by the serenity and beauty of nature, just steps from Asilomar State Beach. Your fabric awaits your attention, beckoning with possibilities. If you’d like to create using Wendy’s unique TRIMplate® piecing technique for Storm at Sea and Snail’s Trail, this is your opportunity for in-depth study. Wendy is an experienced teacher, problem-solver and quilting coach for whatever project you might bring, regardless of technique.
LEVEL: All; confident rotary cutting   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 and machine quilting are discussed: squaring, basting, marking, washing, binding, and more for traditional, modern and art quilting. Optional machine quilting booklet: $15.
LEVEL: All  VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Spargo  
Indigo Vases

This small wall quilt features a soft neutral, hand-dyed wool background with nine small vases filled with flowers. Finished size is approximately 16" x 25". We will begin by preparing and layering a textured background. We will add embellishing to the small vases by incorporating hand-dyed indigo fabrics, threads and beads. To complete the project we fill each vase with textural stems and leaves. Using Sue’s newest techniques, we will create dimensional flowers using nine different construction methods.
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Tentmakers of Cairo
Stitch Like an Egyptian

Known around the world as masters of intricate appliqué, this class will be taught by two men – one is among the best stitchers in The Street of the Tentmakers, the other is an experienced teacher who speaks excellent English. You will learn some of the traditional design systems and several different styles of work. You will learn their marvellously simple appliqué techniques. Best of all, you will enjoy a cultural experience which has been described by students from previous classes as “illuminating.”
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Mary Lou Weidman
Getting to Know You (tell us all about you)

Create a half body portrait or a full body portrait of you or someone you love or admire. Faces, hair, details of shadows will all be covered. Background will help tell your story and buildings, gardens, hobbies (antiques, collections, quilts, animals, friends etc). Both selections can provide plenty of room for who you are and what makes you, the you we love. We will also discuss words and their power in telling who this person is and words of strength, affirmations, happiness, family names, schools we attended, cities we live in or a list of history to be a legacy of YOU or someone you choose. Color, fabrics we choose, composition all will be discussed.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Tentmakers of Cairo
Artists in Residence