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


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Priscilla Bianchi
“The Stripe Revolution!”

Priscilla uses Guatemalan striped fabric in her work. When she learned that quilters don’t particularly like or use stripes, it was too much of a challenge to pass by! She presents a fun approach to the subject, demonstrating different, simple and surprising ways in which stripes can be used effectively in quilts. Discover how to interpret and use directional prints and how to mix-and-match precious fabrics for a unique, ethnic flair. Broaden your knowledge of color, value, texture, and principles of design like balance and contrast.             
LEVEL: Confident Beginner to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Andrea M. Brokenshire
Floral Painted Applique on Silk

I am inspired by the natural world. Won’t you join me in my paint box to learn my technique for painting realistic floral imagery onto silk? You will have a choice between three different flowers for your project. To make it easy, all materials you will need will be provided with just a little homework before class. In addition to painting your beautiful flower, I will also demonstrate how I create my highly textural confetti backgrounds and my technique for turning the edges of the finished applique for a clean finish. LAB FEE: $110.00
LEVEL: Confident Beginner   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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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
Organic Design

Grab your favorite stash fabrics and bring them along to explore new twists on traditional piecing and applique with organic design. Making decisions about what to use where and with what is easy when you consider the elements of creating line with contrast. We will explore patterns from Organic Applique but with a focus on piecing then adding in another layer of optional applique. The outcome is up to you…follow a pattern or design your own layout. 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 21 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. Janet’s pattern kits ($45-$105) are available on her website.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sandra Leichner
“First Bloom” a small wall quilt project

Through demonstrations and practice, learn Sandra’s unique needleturn applique and embroidery techniques to make applique designs come alive with depth and detail. Increase your applique skill level and project options through a better understanding of the mechanics of needleturn and how to work with intricate layered applique. Incorporate basic hand embroidery to create detail, introduce texture, enhance color and value with an illustrator’s approach to using fabric and thread as paint. NOTE: Student may also bring a project from one of Sandra’s previous workshop if they prefer to continue on tht creative journey for their free stitching time. Lab Fee: $35.00 includes pattern, illustrated handout and freezer paper templates.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Gloria Loughman
The Abstract Landscape

Create a fabulous one of a kind landscape design, playing with light, pattern and movement in the background. Try exciting and vibrant colour schemes, never seen in real life, and learn to simplify and abstract trees and other foreground details such as buildings. Fabric painting will be demonstrated, and participants can choose to paint fabric which can be cut up and used in the background. Surface embellishment with stitching and pigment sticks will be included. In this class, we will start by making a small quilt as a colour exercise. The pattern for this quilt will be provided and this will familiarize participants with the process involved. Students will then go on to create their own original quilt. A class for all levels with patterns available. LAB FEE: $8.00
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Cindy Needham
Wholecloth Design

This workshop is geared toward creating your own whole cloth quilt whether it is from new yardage or a vintage linen. You will learn about design, how to create medallions, overall designs and how to use and choose threads for your quilting. Instruction will be provided on how to create beautiful heirloom feathers and back grounds. Detailed guidance will be provided on how to use all four of the Ultimate Stencils to create your own unique designs – provided for use in class. LAB FEE: $30.00
LEVEL:Confident Beginner to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sue Spargo
Homegrown

Build a small village incorporating ideas from your own hometown or following ideas from my Homegrown book. You can build your quilt using small 5” house blocks or use a larger layered background to incorporate your town. The houses will incorporate piecing, cotton and wool appliqué and freeform stitching.
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sherri Lynn Wood
Get Your Curve On Intensive

Get your curve on in this improv workshop. Learn innovative ruler-free techniques for grid-busting simple curves, layered curves, wedged curves and bias-strip piecing on the curve. Commit one step at a time as you incorporate multiple curve techniques into a finished composition. Develop a personal/intuitive approach to color, and celebrate your “mistakes” along the way. Whoopee! Featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters.
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Sandra Bruce
Artist in Residence