2015 ART QUILT SYMPOSIUM
with Gwen Marston, Valerie Goodwin & Rosalie Dace

September 21 – 25, 2015

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Rosalie Dace

Art Quilt Symposium ~ Line Dance

September 21–25

Rosalie Dace

For many years, Rosalie has been teaching at the Stitchin’ Post, sharing her expertise with the growing number of art quilters in the Pacific Northwest. This year, we are pleased to bring Rosalie back for three new workshops, plus our Art Quilt Symposium. See more of Rosalie’s work at: www.rosaliedace.co.za

Line Dance
Art Quilt Symposium
$430
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Friday, September 21 – 25, 2015
9-4 pm
(FULL)

rosalie dace line dance quilt workshop

Line is one of the most vital elements of design. This class offers you the opportunity to have fun with line and make it work for your quilts, by adding movement, texture and vitality in smooth, graceful, sharp, crisp or fuzzy lines. Learn to explore what sensitive, subtle or bold lines can do for your compositions. In this hands-on class, discover the secrets of embroidery, trapunto, piping, couching and quilting by hand or machine to give your quilts that extra zing.  Students will make several small studies or one large wall quilt using line in many sensitive and exciting ways.  Slides and class examples will see you ”line dancing” forever!

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Gwen Marston

Art Quilt Symposium

September 21–25


Gwen is a professional quilt artist, author, and teacher. She has written 27 books, two of which won awards:  Mary Schafer: American Quilt Maker, was awarded a 2005 Michigan Notable Books award, and her 37 Sketches won an award at the 2012 New York Book Show. She has had twenty-nine solo exhibits and participated in many group shows. In 2013, she had an exhibit at the Taupo Art Museum in Taupo, New Zealand, and an exhibit of her work was shown at the Dennos Art Museum in Traverse City, Michigan Jan 18-April 27, 2014.

gwen marston small studies quilt workshop

Small Studies
Art Quilt Symposium
$260
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Wednesday, September 21 – 23, 2015
9-4 pm (FULL)
Intermediate or Advanced Students 

This class is built on the idea of exploring abstract design by making small studies. I soon began to think of these small studies as sketches. Just as painters use sketches to explore possibilities, fabric sketches are for working things out; for learning new techniques, exploring color and composition. They are your ticket to play, and to develop your own aesthetics in a safe, worry free space. Making sketches is like taking a crash course in design.

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Minimal Quilts
Art Quilt Symposium
$175
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Session 1: (FULL) Thursday-Friday,
September 24 – 25, 2015
Session 2: (FULL) Monday-Tuesday,
September 28 – 29, 2015
9-4 pm

This class is based on Gwen’s new book Minimal Quiltmaking (AQS 2014). Gwen will have a group of her quilts in class to help students get a sense of scale.

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gwen marston minimal quilt workshop

gwen marston minimal quilt workshop

Valerie Goodwin

Art Quilt Symposium

September 21–27

valerie goodwin art quilt maps book

 

 

Valori is an architect and an artist who creates fiber art inspired by realistic and abstract imagery of maps.  Her work is noted for its use of color, emphasis on line and density.  For more information and to see examples of her work visit her web site.  http://www.quiltsbyvalerie.com/

valerie goodwin complex conposition quilt workshopComplex Composition
Art Quilt Symposium
$430
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Friday, September 21 – 25, 2015
9-4 pm
Intermediate or Advanced Students  

Cross-fertilization between the arts can enrich how each of us approaches
our work. This workshop will focus on using the basic principles of graphic composition used by many architects. You will learn to create rich and complex compositions from this inventive perspective, using the principles
of SCALE, MERGING, LAYERING/OVERLAPPING, RANKING, AND FRAMING. Each student will create a cartographic art quilt that tells the
story of a particular place.

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Favorite Places
At the Stitchin' Post
$175
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2015
9-4 pm
Intermediate or Advanced Students valerie goodwin favorite places quilt workshop

Maps are intriguing as an art form and as a vehicle for artistic expression. They are personal explorations of map language and imagined landscapes. Through satellite imagery sites like Google maps almost any place can be translated into an exquisite mixed media Cartographic Quilt. Name a favorite place. Is it in your city, your state, the USA or somewhere far away?
In this class you can design a cartographic map of a favorite location such as your residence or birth place.
Discover the possibilities of creating a map from fabric, paint and thread! Using a fun and simple series of painted and collaged, mixed-media techniques, you will create the feeling or ingredients of a place. Valori will guide you through a series of steps that will provide opportunities to learn about design while giving you the freedom to experiment within a structured framework. The goal is to weave together various types of drawings such as aerial views, plans, and 3D images in a cohesive and creative composition to reveal the story of your favorite place.

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2016 ART QUILT SYMPOSIUM

September 26 – 30, 2016

 

Rosalie Dace

Here and Now

September 26 –30, 2016

here and now quilt workshop with rosalie dace

At the Stitchin' Post
$450
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 26 – 30, 2016
9-4 pm

Unleash your inner artist and make a quilt that no one else could make as you develop a personal design with your own sense of time and place. Emphasis will be on COLOR and VALUE, LINE, SHAPE and TEXTURE to express your own journey to where you are now in your life. Choose a personal symbol, motif and color to represent your sense of space, time and mood and build a stunning composition using a visual path, and pattern repeat without predictability. Learn to edit, select and simplify to create mystery, drama, richness and security in your work. Whatever you choose to depict, I will provide guidance as you create a successful contemporary visual composition that says "This is me here now!"

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Cynthia Corbin

Composing Composition

September 26 –30, 2016

From Cynthia: I am a quiltmaker. Over the years I have slopped dye onto fabric and discovered I love the accident and the unexpected. I have stitched and stitched with machine, by hand, and with mega machine—my longarm, Millie—and have discovered that I love the errant line, the intuitive following of a muscle memory. In looking for my voice, I have discovered a boundless trove of experiences that has given me the quiet subject matter I explore.

I like being a quiltmaker. There is comfort in the doing. There is understanding in the doing. And I love the feeling of not knowing “how” I am going to do it, but being eager to jump in and find out. All the doors are open to me, ready to explore.

cynthiacorbin.com

Composing Composition
$450
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 26 – 30, 2016
9-4 pm

For every rule about good composition, someone comes along and breaks that rule, and does it well. That is ART. That is the evolution of ART.
 Discover your secret recipe, the way you arrange the stuff that interests you. Doing that in a mindful/intuitive/sensitive way is the magic, and the hard work. Experiment, explore, make messes, find what works, find what certainly doesn’t, break rules. Cynthia will help you discover and use those ideas you are keeping locked in.
Each day in class, there will be a new set of studies to explore. You may work in whatever style interests you, and in whatever techniques you choose. From landscapes to figurative, abstract to realism, and the spaces in between, there is common ground, and a world to explore.

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composing composition quilt workshop cynthia corbin

 

Carol Ann Waugh

September 26 –30, 2016

“Unique” is a description often overused in the art world, but in Carol's case, the motivation to be stretching toward new and original outcomes is an underlying factor in her work. When people see her work they always say “I’ve never seen anything like this before!” That’s when Carol knows she has achieved her goal of being unique. The last 10 years of learning to work with fabric and stitch have given way to experimentation and curiosity that is always the driving force behind her art.

Carol's current work hints at the mixing of geometric and organic textures with layer upon layer of complex surface tension. It’s about exploration where unexpected connections and juxtapositions can lead to new ideas and artistic expressions.  She enjoys not having complete control over the outcome of her work and as she layers, creates each line, shape or pattern, adds or takes away color, and stitches. The decisions made after each step change the options for the next decision.  It’s why making art is so intriguing and something she is driven to do every day.

carolannwaugh.com

fiber art fun quilt workshops with carol waugh

Fiber Art Fun
At the Stitchin' Post
$375
4-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Thursday, September 26 – 29, 2016
9-4 pm

This 4-day workshop that will encourage your unique expression to create fiber art with line, shape, texture and color.  There are no rules and you can’t make a mistake!  But you will learn techniques l ike couching, decorative machine stitching, simple hand stitching, layering with value, and raw edge cut work.  Combining these techniques in a variety of ways will change your thinking about the art of creation — making your pieces uniquely yours.

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stitch and slash quilting workshop with carol waugh

Stitch And Slash
At the Stitchin' Post
$95
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday, September 30, 2016
9-4 pm

This 1-day workshop will teach you the unlimited design possibilities of raw edge cut work. Starting with simple machine stitching (either free motion or regular stitching) you will stitch a design on the back of your layered fabrics.  Then, it’s ripping and tearing (the most fun part!) to uncover a geometric pattern on the top.  The final steps will be to hand stitch and machine couch to create your textured fabric art. 

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Lecture - Rosalie Dace & Cynthia Corbin - Art Talk

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
$20
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WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
Registration :Pre-registration is required. Register by calling us at 541-549-6061, going on-line to www. stitchinpost.com/retreats.html, or coming by the store. No discounts apply.

Deposit and Payment Policy:When you register for a retreat or workshop, you need to pay one-half of the tuition. This includes a $25 non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is due six weeks prior to the retreat or workshop start date. You will receive a supply list in the mail. Lodging is not included in your retreat or workshop pricing – we will send information when you register so you can make your own lodging arrangements.

Cancellation Policy:When you register, you pay a $25 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel six weeks or less before the workshop or retreat start date, no refund will be given; however, you are welcome to fill your spot with another person.

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