2014 ART QUILT SYMPOSIUM
with Gloria Loughman, Elizabeth Barton & Rosalie Dace

September 22-26, 2014

 

Please Note - If a class is marked as full, you can still sign up to be on the waiting list.

rosalie dace work shop branch out

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

Branch Out

At the Stitchin’ Post
$335*
(includes lunches)
Monday - Thursday, Sept 22-25, 2014 (Open)
9-4 pm

rosalie dace quilt workshop

Nature has crafted trees to be the largest life forms that have ever existed on our planet. They have given shelter, shade, food, and inspiration for centuries to artists, poets, and storytellers. Let us celebrate their beauty and diversity by using them as a basis for composition and design. In this class we will discover the different shapes, patterns, lines, textures, colours, and symbolism of trees; while experimenting with design, and using various piecing and appliqué techniques to make a beautiful quilt top. These will include foundation piecing, block making, and appliqué (hand, machine and reverse). There will be a feast of visual inspiration, as well as discussions on embroidery, quilting, and finishing.

So "branch out," and try something new by making a stunning, well designed quilt top based on trees. You may choose to make representational tree images, or branch out into something completely new.

[Sign Me Up]

* Notice date/price change -
T
his is a 4 day class, not 5 days.


Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth was born and educated in York, England, then emigrated to the United States in 1976, where she has lived in Missouri and Georgia. She has degrees in Psychology, and has taken many art and surface design classes. Elizabeth resigned from the University of Georgia several years ago to devote herself full time to travelling, teaching, and making art quilts. In her work, she attempts to address both conceptual and formal issues. She wishes to explore the beauty of everyday environments, and feels that in troubled times it is especially important to be aware of beauty and wonder. Her aim is to make work that glows with light and is rich with color and nuance; in which the unified composition is satisfying, but the details are fascinating.
See more ofElizabeth's work on her website: ebarton.myweb.uga.edu


elizabeth barton art quilt worlkshop instructor

From Inspiration to Fulfillment

Lecture at FivePine Lodge
$10
Thursday, September 25, 2014
7 pm

Enjoy this great lecture, as Elizabeth presents her Power Point Presentation entitled From Inspiration to Fulfillment. Elizabeth shows the original source material that inspired her to make a quilt, then the working sketches...and finally, the finished quilt! You can see what she has changed, and what she has kept–what was important, and what was not. See the color and value changes she made, and the rearrangements of the basic shapes that helped her achieve a more interesting composition. 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions.

[Sign Me Up]

Abstract Art Design for Quiltmakers

At FivePine Lodge
$455

(includes lunches)
Monday - Friday,
September 22-26, 2014
9-4 pm
(FULL)

Have you ever wanted to be an abstract artist? Come explore twentieth and twenty-first century abstract art, to gain an understanding of the design processes and the artist’s intentions that lie beneath the work. In this workshop, Elizabeth will show you how to make many different abstract designs suitable for quilts, and explain how to use value and color to make your quilts exciting and dynamic. All levels are welcome—designs can be simple or complex—though some sewing experience will be very helpful.

[Sign Me Up]

elizabeth barton abstract art quilt work shop
elizabeth barton abstract landscape elizabeth barton

Gloria Loughman

Gloria Loughman lives on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia. She began quilting 20 years ago while recovering from a course of chemotherapy. What began as therapy has developed into a passion, and given Gloria the opportunity to travel the world teaching classes and exhibiting quilts. After completing studies in design and color as part of a Diploma of Art in 1996, Gloria started making the large vivid landscapes of the Australian Bush, for which she has become famous. Her quilt “Kimberley Mystique” was the winner of Australia’s most prestigious national quilting award in 2003. Gloria has had three books published by C&T: Luminous Landscapes in 2007, Quilted Symphony in 2010, and Radiant Landscapes in 2013.

Her website is glorialoughman.com

Gloria loughman quilt workshop

It's All About the Color

At the Stitchin’ Post
$150

(includes lunches)
Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21, 2014
9-4 pm
(FULL)

Color is addictive. For some people, it’s the most incredible and powerful ingredient when making a quilt. Follow Gloria on a color journey, as you learn how to choose color schemes and flow color across the surface of your quilt, creating harmony and drama. Using a variety of shapes, build up a design that is visually exciting and unique. Stitching techniques, accurate cutting, and edge treatments will all be discussed and demonstrated.

[Sign Me Up]

Gloria loughman quilt workshop

Light Up your Landscape

At FivePine Lodge
$455

(includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 22-26, 2014
9-4 pm
(FULL)

Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in composition. By fusing small squares, rectangles, or diamonds of fabric; students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrasts, and drama. In this class, design principles including perspective, focal point, and color schemes will be outlined, displayed, and discussed. You will start off with a small scene project provided by Gloria, then move on to create a larger scene, designing your own wall hanging.

[Sign Me Up]

gloria loughman light up your landscape quilt workshop
gloria loughman light up your landscape workshop gloria loughman light up your landscape quilt workshop

(Check Our Retreats & Workshops Page for More Quilt Workshops)

BACK TO TOP

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

September 21 – 25, 2015

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!

[Sign Me Up]


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.

[Sign Me Up]

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.

[Sign Me Up]

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.

[Sign Me Up]

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.

[Sign Me Up]


(Check Our Retreats & Workshops Page for More Quilt Workshops)

 

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.

BACK TO TOP