2017 Quilt Workshops & Retreats

Each year, the Stitchin' Post invites several nationally known instructors to give workshops.

(Note: Retreat and workshop prices do not include lodging.)

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

Bobi Sue Herring

Tales of the Tattered Fox

January 23 - 27, 2017

tales of the tattered fox quilt workshop with bobi sue herring

At the Stitchin' Post
$350
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, January 23 - 27, 2017
9-4 pm

Note: Wed, Jan 25, is a student work day only without teacher.

Welcome to a whimsical world of wild wonder, where you will forgo your forged foundations of color to find fanciful foxes  while frolicking through fields of fabric.
The boisterous Bobi Sue will lead you along the path,
in creating a story book inspired quilt.

 We will work on balancing color, raw edge appliqué, free-motion sewing, template placing, background layout, and lots and lots of cutting! So, bring along your playful spirit, vigor, stamina, and your biggest smiles to Bobi Sue’s Fox Field Workshop.

Day 1: You will wander among rows of color where Bobi Sue will help to teach the mysterious color combinations of her eccentric gypsy style.
Day 2: Consists of balancing color and patching together the blocks to create your story's background.
Day 3: You will find yourself with time to catch up as your teacher will be out. Use this day as you wish.
Days 4 & 5: We will be constructing the vine and berries that our foxes will run rampant along. Using her raw edge appliqué techniques, you soon will be telling the tales of your own Tattered Fox.

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Quilt 'Til You Wilt Beach Retreats

April 20-23, 2017 & April 27-30, 2017

Overleaf Lodge, Yachats, Oregon

Quilt Retreat - Overleaf Lodge

overleaf lodge quilting retreat

Quilt 'Til You Wilt
Beach Retreat

Overleaf Lodge, Yachats, Oregon
$195*
(Price does not include lodging)

Thurs-Sun, Apr 20-23, 2017**(FULL)
Thurs-Sun, Apr 27-30, 2017**(FULL)

Thinking of the beach has us at the Stitchin' Post thinking of our annual Beach Retreat. Every year it is sold out. Come join us at Overleaf Lodge in Yachats, OR. Due to the high demand of this super fun event, all registrations are paid in full at time of registration.

This class is full, but we are still taking names for the waiting list.

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*Price includes 4-day access to the Overleaf Conference Center, three lunches and daily snacks. You are responsible for booking your room(s).

**Check-in 3 pm; check-out 11 am. For more information, go to www.overleaflodge.com.

 

 

Customer Appreciation Days - April 20 - 22, 2017
with Tonye B. Phillips

Pincushions & Pinpillows
$60
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
9-4 pm

These little pincushions are great little studies in design, wonderful gifts for special friends, and so much fun to create! No one that I know could possibly have too many pincushions! So, have at it, and take warning….you may not be able to stop!

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intro to wool applique with tonye phillips

Intro to Wool Applique'
$60
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Friday, April 21, 2017
9-4 pm

Get started with wool applique using a classic basket shape. Work on one small block, just think of it as a tester. Maybe you have always wanted to try a little wool applique but didn’t want to make a big commitment. You will learn the wool applique stitch plus a few other decorative stitches. Your hands will be so soft!

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cascade cones wool applique class with tonye phillips

Cascade Cones
$60
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9-4 pm

What better idea for a small wall-hanging quilt than Pine Cones? We are surrounded by wonderful textured and shaped cones here in Central Oregon. Keep the shapes simple and practice a bit of hand applique at the same time.

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Jean Wells

Connecting With Nature

May 2 - 6, 2017

connecting with nature quilt workshop with jean wells

At the Stitchin' Post
$375
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Tuesday - Saturday, May 2-6, 2017
9-4 pm

Take a walk, respond to the natural elements around you -- light, water, sky, stone, plants, wind by designing a quilt to capture what you see and feel. Nature's lines, shapes and colors are unique unto themselves. We’ll study exaggeration and simplification, natural patterns and visual texture, stitching techniques and block printing. All this while responding to the natural elements you observe.

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Jen Kingwell

May 12-15

Quilting With Jen
At the Stitchin' Post
$180
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Session 1: Friday - Saturday, May 12-13, 2017 (Full)
Session 2: Sunday - Monday, May 14-15, 2017 (Full)
9-4 pm

Student's choice...Bring your favorite Jen Kingwell pattern to work on in class. Jen will be doing demos of the many techniques used in her wealth of patterns: working with her templates, fabric choices, hand piecing, hand applique, hand quilting, finishing your quilt and many more. Both sessions are focused on individual attention from Jen so each student can benefit from her expertise. This is an opportunity to excel in your creative pursuits with exceptional guidance.

Jen's workshops are full, but we can still take names for the waiting list.

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Rosalie Dace

August 28 – September 8, 2017

Rosalie Dace is a full time quiltmaker whose work reflects her passion for colour, pattern and texture.  She has had a lifelong interest in textiles and embroidery and has a degree in Art and English.  While she values the traditions from which our quiltmaking has come, she believes that a quilt should say something about its time and place in history.  This and her awareness of being a South African artist give her work its particular character.

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here and now quilt workshop with rosalie dace

Dizzy Circles
$450
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, August 28 - September 1, 2017
9-4 pm

Add vitality and energy to your work with eccentric circles. Used symbolically in all cultures, circles are a strong design element and focal point. Now discover what happens when you move from perfect whole circles to the unexpected excitement of eccentric circles. Learn to use them confidently by fusing, appliqueing, piecing or stitching them to add movement and direction to your work. Working with a variety of spirals, helixes and other broken circles, you will learn how to add a new graphic quality by stitching or overlapping eccentric circles to make an individual free-wheeling composition. You may choose to work by hand or machine or both.

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Matisse Magic
$450
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 4 - 8, 2017
9-4 pm

two figures reclining in a landscape by henri matisseBring the magic of French painter Henri Matisse into your quilts as you work with large areas of joyful color and sensuous line. After discovering the variety of this celebrated artist's work, students will make a few paper cut-outs before starting a large color-filled composition. Emphasis will be on the use of large areas of pure color, curvilinear line, pattern and clear shapes, all exciting ideas to piece, appliqué or fuse in fabric. This is an ideal approach to simplifying design as well as responding to color, line and shape.
"What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity, devoid of all troubling subject matter..."  ~Henri Matisse

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Jeannette Meyer

Color: Compare & Contrast

September 23 - 24, 2017

color - compare & contrast workshop with Jeanette meyer

at the Stitchin' Post
$150
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Saturday - Sunday, September 23 - 24, 2017
9-4 pm

This color class focuses on the manipulation of color contrasts, and is designed for fiber artists. We’ll use fiber artist’s tools in our class work: fabric, thread, and fusible adhesives. No paint or pantone swatches, so if you’re paint-ophobic, this is the color class for you! Spend two days immersing yourself in color while completing a series of hands-on exercises designed to make you understand the power of different kinds of color contrasts. You’ll discover that learning to use color contrasts in a purposeful way will allow you to control the mood and emotion as well as the graphic impact of your work.

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~ 2017 ART QUILT SYMPOSIUM ~

September 25 – 29, 2017

promises and possibilities art quilt design workshop with rosalie dace

Rosalie Dace

Promises and Possibilities
at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center
$450

5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 25 - 29, 2017
9-4 pm

Take an in-depth look at the arrangement and organization of visual elements that make a successful composition or design.  Study the raw elements of design, and see how they can be put to use in the process of quiltmaking. The class will begin with interactive discussion around the notion that the basic design elements are used in all design  universally. Using slides and other visual material, we will study the purposes and different types of design and the process of design before looking closely at the elements of design, namely, line, mark, texture, shape, and color.

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Jeannette Meyer

 

cheer play with jeanette meyerSheer Play
at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center
$475
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 25 - 29, 2017
9-4 pm

Discover the design and color world! Open up while composing quilts or fabric collages with layers of luscious silk organza and crisp cotton organdy. We will begin by producing a gem-like palette of translucent fabric with water-based paints and then proceed to the design wall, where new colors and shapes will emerge as the translucent fabrics are layered. We will also produce a technique sampler notebook as we experiment with traditional Korean bojagi, tucks, and other machine and hand-sewn seams to explore the design possibilities different finished and raw edges provide. Design options will expand with discussions of ways to incorporate surface stitchery, printed imagery, and opaque fabrics into your fabric compositions.

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Sue Benner

Monoprint the Quilt: Surface Alteration with Textile Paint

October 9-13, 2017

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At the Stitchin' Post
$475
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, October 9-13, 2017
9-4 pm

Monoprinting with textile paints can dramatically change the surface of your work, pushing your ideas into new creative territory. Using her fusible collage methods, Sue will demonstrate how to paint and print at different levels of construction, from manipulating a single piece of fabric to the entire surface of the quilt. Through experimentation with opaque and metallic paints, each participant will have the opportunity to create two works: one abstract and open-ended, the other more realistic and image-based.

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This class is full, but we are still taking names for the waiting list.

 

Kaffe Fassett - Coming October 2017

Details TBD

Mid October 2017 TBD (includes lunches)

There will be two, possibly three, 1-day workshops. We will announce the details this Fall. Keep watching! Your registration deposit will hold your place inone of Kaffe’s workshops.

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Jean Wells

Exploring Your Own Personal Theme, An Art Quilt Adventure!

November 6-10, 2017

exploring your personal theme art quilt workshop with Jean wellsAt the Stitchin' Post
$375
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, November 6-10, 2017
9-4 pm

Learning to embrace the “critique process” as a means of personal development and discovering innovative ways to design and construct will further you along in the process of finding your own voice in this creative journey you are on. The experience will allow you to develop as a designer and discover new directions for your future work.

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Sue Spargo
November 15 - 19, 2017

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flower vaseembroidery workshop with sue spargo

 

Flower Vase
$195
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Wednesday & Thursday, November 15-16, 2017
9-4 pm

The focus of the class is to create a small block that can be incorporated into a needle case or the center of a small quilt.The flower vase block features neutral hand-dyed wool that will be layered to create a textured background. The small flower vase is embellished with hand-dyed fabrics, threads and beads. Then it is filled with textural stems and leaves using Sue's newest techniques to create a dimensional effect. Finished size is approximately 7" x 9".

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sue spargo and tonye phillips embelleshed line quilting workshop

Quilting Retreat - The Embellished Line
with Sue Spargo & Tonye Phillips

$425
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
@ FivePine Conference Center in Sisters, OR
Friday - Sunday, November 17-19, 2017
9-4 pm

Cherish these three days to focus on decorative stitching! Sue and Tonye will share many ideas and lots of inspiration and then you are free to make it your very own with individual color and texture choices. Allow their expertise to assist you to create a small or large quilt using the wonderful array of stencils that are available today or create your very own line work designs. There is a multitude of possibilities. Consider making a medallion style or strip style quilt along with wool/velvet/cotton applique for added interest. With the guidance of both Sue Spargo & Tonye Phillips, design your own masterpiece.

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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 http://www.stitchinpost.com, or by coming to the store and filling out an application. 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 confirmation, a supply list, and lodging information in the mail.
(Lodging is not included in your retreat or workshop pricing.)

Cancellation Policy:  When you registered, 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 (or we will fill it from a waiting list, if there is one).

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