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

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
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: Thursday-Friday, September 24 – 25, 2015
Session 2: 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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Registration Policies & Procedures

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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