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


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Heather Black
Dynamic Designs: Multi Layer Curve piecing

This isn’t your everyday drunkard’s path. This class will explore different techniques for upping your curve piecing game. Along with tips and tricks for successful curve piecing. Attendees will learn how to add depth and movement to their quilts by incorporating different design elements into their curves and have the opportunity to make quilts from the different techniques and blocks taught, including the Trellis quilt.
LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Susan Brubaker Knapp
Wholecloth Painting and Thread Sketching

Start with white fabric and paint, and work from your original photographs. You’ll learn how to trace elements from your photo and transfer your lines to fabric, then how to mix acrylic textile paint colors and create shades and tints for highlights and shadows. After painting your design on fabric, you’ll learn how to add details, texture and more color to enhance your piece with thread sketching (thread work done on the surface, before quilting). These techniques will open your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities for your art quilting. Prefer not to bring your machine? You can paint the entire time, if you prefer! KIT FEE: $45.
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Josephine de la Cruz Keasler
Independent Study

Josephine is a Certified Instructor for Quiltworx and Fiberworks. Did you begin a Judy Niemeyer quilt, put it away, and now don’t know where to start to keep going and complete this project? This is the perfect class for you. Josephine is a certified Quiltworx instructor and can help you get back on track. She is also a certified Fiberworks instructor, if you have a Laura Heine design that you purchased and haven’t started or finished.  Josephine is an experienced teacher and will help you problem solve your project regardless of the technique.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Carl Hentsch
Crazy Tula

Become a skilled foundation piecer with New York Beauty blocks and arcs of Flying Geese that amaze! Carl has simplified a technique loved by many with his straightforward approach to curved piecing and foundation piecing.
LEVEL: Confident Beginner to Intermediate   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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Velda Newman
Layers: Color, Shape, Texture and Form

This class throws all the rules of stringent design out the window. First we will explore machine stitching techniques for texture and shape. Next will be the basic lessons for how to paint on fabric. Using acrylic paints, learn how to get “color, shading and form” into a piece. We will also be using other mediums such as resist, pencils and Copic inks for detail work. We will be working with an overhead projector. This will give us a choice of sizes (up to 3’ X3’) to choose from, for the composition. Bring magazine photos of simple, defined shapes, such as flowers, fish, fruit, vegies, birds; these ideas work best for the class. Stuck for ideas? I will bring some design sheets with me that you may purchase for $8.00 a sheet. LAB FEE: $35.00
LEVEL:Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Pearl P. Pereira
One if by land, Two if by Sea!

“If the British march by land or sea from the town tonight, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch of the North Church tower as a signal light,- One if by land, and two if by sea.” These famous words were penned by Henry Wadsworth after Paul Revere’s renowned ride and are the inspiration for this original patriotic block. Depicting Paul Revere sitting astride his steed in the front of The Old North Church ready to hang the signal lights to let all know the British are coming! Lanterns gleam in the upper corners and a spray of roses highlight this dramatic scene. Learn Pearl's “Off-The-Block” applique techniques for prepared-edge applique, building your appliqué directly on the pattern. Inking will be demonstrated and you will learn how to make “Perfect Bias Stems”, reverse appliqué, sharp points, perfect circles, and smooth concave/convex shapes. LAB FEE: $15
LEVEL: Intermediate   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Maxine Rosenthal
One Block Wonders with a Panel

A panel is a picture on fabric. It provides an easy way to make a quilt, add a border or a little interest on the sides and you are done. But... what would happen if you had 6 extra repeats of the panel and cut those into kaleidoscopes and surrounded the panel with all the colors from within the panel? The panel then morphs from a picture to an abstract kaleidoscopic arrangement of color and design. The panel is then surrounded by itself in a multitude of different designs. It is suddenly more than just a picture.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF)..



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Jane Sassaman
Domestic Bliss: Abstract Appliqué Still Life

We will begin this workshop by looking at examples of abstract still lives by several 20th century artists. Then we will simplify our subjects by cutting paper shapes to play with perspective, light and shadow and composition. Then we will transform our paper pictures into fabric appliqué. There is lots of room for fun and exaggerated interpretations of what we see. Sewing machine needed (at least a few decorative stitches.)
LEVEL:All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Julia Scheffelin Graves
Amazing Abstracts

Create an abstract quilt that has amazing movement and drama, using the techniques pioneered by Ursula Kern. Go from inspiration to a simple sketch, then have fun “coloring” your sketch with bits of fabric to create a mock-up of your design – see before you sew! The design is gridded and blocks are foundation pieced using an easy sew and flip method with room for creativity and improvisation. Lots of discussion of design principles and how to use color and value to create the drama and desired effects.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Louisa L. Smith
Creating with Curves and Circles

This is a design class for the beginner and/or the advanced quilter. You will have the chance to design a Double Vision quilt by simply layering shapes and color for richly complex designs. Or, if you prefer, create two simple quilts and fracture them to become a one-of-a-kind piece. Louisa calls this procedure “Fractured Quilts”; it is easy and fun, resulting in curvy and colorful pieces of art. At the start of the class there will be a discussion on the construction of both procedures.
LEVEL: All   VIEW/DOWNLOAD Workshop Supply Sheet (PDF).



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Cheryl Quesnell
Artist in Residence