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


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Patricia Belyea
Creativity, Curves and Compositions

Start by making a curvy-pieced quadrant quilt of your own design. Next, translate simple doodles into block designs and transfer the line work to freezer paper for making patterns. Then walk through the steps for making a fabric version of your drawings. For your second project, move to a larger composition with more complex curves. Patricia guides you in color choices and composition ideas that work best with her curved approach. By the end of the workshop, have the confidence to add curves to your future quilt projects.
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! This five-day format is ideal for expanding on each student’s unique design. Susan will daily introduce different aspects of the fabric 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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Rosalie Dace
Earth, Wind and Fire

Use the natural elements to fill your work with the richness and magic of color with its myriad varieties and ever-changing palettes. From this infinite source of inspiration, investigate the range and varying qualities of natural features that give us colors ranging from rich earth browns, cool air and water blue-greens, and blazing hot fire colors. A variety of piecing, applique and stitching techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. Emphasis will be on color variation and choice, contrasts and subtlety, tonal value, texture and pattern.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Kathy Doughty
Fractured - Improv Design

Work with improvisation techniques with intent to create a stash buster quilt with one simple shape! We will work elements of contrast to establish interesting lines and shapes. Design your own layout or make Fractured (an all- time favorite), Fractured Heart or Red Center. Quilting options will be discussed as well.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Deborah Fell
Mixing Up the Mediums

The goal of this workshop is to learn to incorporate mixed media materials with art quilting by creating small compositions using related elements. Techniques are taught using fabric, canvas, paint, paper, found objects and gel medium, while using a limited range of paint colors. Mark-making and layering will be emphasized using the collage approach. Each day opens with a design presentation and demonstrations of techniques. This mixed medium play workshop will allow you to step gently out of your comfort zone in a collaborative and supportive environment! Learning these techniques will expand the tools you need to give you more options when creating a quilt.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Robin Long
Strip-Pieced Mariners Compass

Have you ever wanted to make a Mariner’s Compass block but were too intimidated? Not a fan of paper piecing or using tedious templates? You’ll love these new methods for making 16 and 32-point compass blocks in 16 different sizes using the Robin Ruth Design mariner’s compass rulers and a strip piecing method! Join Robin to learn how to use her rulers and methods, and benefit from her fabulous knowledge of block construction. Her gorgeous examples combined with her terrific tips will be the perfect inspiration for your own modern or traditional Mariner’s Compass project!
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Gloria Loughman
The Painted Landscape

Design and construct your own landscape quilt using a chosen image as your starting point. The key elements of design, including focal point, perspective and balance will be discussed and then you will design your own wall hanging working from your selected image. This project features strips of fabrics in the background sky and water contrasting with silhouette of land. After drawing your pattern, participants will paint areas of sky and water on white fabric. These strips are cut and rearranged on a cloth base and then quilted through the sandwich. You will learn many techniques for cliffs and foliage for the foreground which will be further enhanced with machine embroidery.
LAB FEE: $10.00.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Katie Pasquini Masopust
Artful Log Cabin - Line and Grid

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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Jane Sassaman
Abstracting from Nature

Nature is an endless source of inspiration. In this class we will examine a wide variety of artist’s interpretations of nature before beginning to manipulate natural forms ourselves. Through a series of exercises we will experiment with abstraction and exaggeration to capture the essence of energy of your favorite flora and achieve dramatic visual effects. We will then translate these ideas into fabric. Drawing skills are not needed but participants should have a strong interest in developing their own design language and unique visual symbols.
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Maria Shell
Making Prints Out Of Solids

Using solid colored quilters' cottons, students will learn how to stitch an assortment of pieced prints including stripes, dots, lattices, plaids, and tracks. While learning these new techniques, students will also be given information about working with solids colored fabrics, improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts.
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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David M. Taylor
Animal Artistry through Appliqué

David Taylor’s quilts are often mistaken as paintings, and that makes him very happy. His works are adapted from photographs, and his technique evolved from his love of jigsaw puzzles. In this workshop, students will learn the secrets to his craft. Topics include his unique pattern drawing method and freezer paper appliqué technique. A strong emphasis is placed on fabric selection and using those fabrics wisely. Students are required to submit image options in advance of the workshop.
LEVEL:Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pati Fried
Artist in Residence