2014 Quilt Workshops & Retreats

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

 

6th Annual
Quilt ’til You Wilt Beach Retreat

April 24-27, 2014

Overleaf Lodge, Yachats, Oregon
$195*
(Price does not include lodging)
Thursday - Sunday, April 24-27, 2014**

overleaf lodge quilt til you wilt beach retreat

Join us for a relaxing weekend get-away at the beach! Bring your sewing, knitting, or reading to the Overleaf Lodge in scenic Yachats, Oregon. Savor the many nearby coastal attractions and enjoy walks along the gorgeous rocky coastline. All of the Overleaf rooms have spectacular ocean views. Take advantage of the Overleaf in-house spa, and be spoiled by the “good fairies” available to help you with your projects. Register early, as this retreat fills quickly! Don’t forget to bring an item to share at “Show & Tell.”

*Price includes 4-day access to the Overleaf Conference Center, three lunches and daily snacks. You are responsible for booking your room(s). Rooms begin at approximately $82.50 per night based on double occupancy.
**Check-in 3 pm; check-out 11 am. For more information, go to www.overleaflodge.com.

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Fabric Painting with Inks
with June Jaeger

April 26 & 27, 2014

fabric painting with inks

At the Stitchin' Post
$80 (includes lunches)*
Sat-Sun, April 26 & 27, 2014
9–4 pm

Here is your chance to do something off the wall! Using inks as paints, you will create your own fabric picture. You choose the subject by bringing a photo of your own. We will enlarge and copy it onto a high-grade fabric, then you will learn the "drybrush" method of painting on fabric. We will cover texture and innovative painting, as well as discussing finishing techniques.

Starter kits will be provided by Stitchin' Post:
$20 lab fee.

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A Sense of Place
with Jean Wells

May 5-9, 2014

At the Stitchin' Post
$325*
(includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, May 5-9, 2014
9-4 pm


Is there a place that is very special to you, or that you are in complete awe of? Maybe it is the colors, or a setting, or the ambiance - whatever it is, that will be the starting point. In this workshop, you will work from this inspiration to create four small pieces that begin by focusing on color. Working in a series, you will explore composition in an abstract way, as well as visual texture.

*Book purchase recommended: Journey to Inspired Art Quilting by Jean Wells ($29.95 less 15% class discount) OR Intuitive Color and Design by Jean Wells ($27.95 less15% class discount)

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Design Forward - Quilt Exploration
with Jean Wells

June 1-3, 2014

At the Stitchin' Post
$195*
(includes lunches)
Sun-Tues, June 1-3, 2014
9-4 pm


Join Jean on an exploration of design and color development, creating abstract-like pieces as you work from your personal inspirational material. Jean will introduce finishing ideas like the layering of design, working on matt board and folding screens. Jean's book, Journey to Inspired Art Quilting is a great launching pad, showing techniques and ideas for interpreting inspiration. The focus of the class is on color, composition techniques, and unique ideas for presenting your work.

*Book purchase recommended: Journey to Inspired Art Quilting by Jean Wells ($29.95 less 15% class discount) OR Intuitive Color and Design by Jean Wells ($27.95 less15% class discount)

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Three New Quilt Design Workshops!
with Rosalie Dace

August 25 - September 5, 2014

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 a week long workshop for our 2014 Art Quilt Symposium.
See more of Rosalie’s work at: www.rosaliedace.co.za

Kandinsky Quilts

At the Stitchin’ Post
$415

(includes lunches)
Session 1: Monday-Friday, August 18-22, 2014
Session 2: Monday-Friday, August 25-29, 2014 (FULL)
9-4 pm

If Kandinsky had made quilts, they would have been singing magic! Discover that magic and feel the color and line in Kandinsky's work, as you heighten the sensitivity of your new quilts. In studying his work, discover how you can learn from his use of abstract shapes, symbolic glowing color, and expressive lines. Learn how you can layer colors, vary your lines, and make your backgrounds work in original meaningful compositions.

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confident color workshop with rosalie dace

Confident Color

At the Stitchin’ Post
$250

(includes lunches)
Monday-Wednesday, September 1-3, 2014
9-4 pm

COLOR is the most striking feature of any quilt. Learn how to use it confidently and fearlessly, and discover how to put life back into your work. After discussion of different aspects and a close study of the work of selected artists, students will experiment with small studies before making an exciting larger piece. We will enjoy discovering different color combinations, contrasts, moods, value, and intensity, limiting color, unusual juxtapositions and the role of neutrals to sharpen sensitivity.

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Dimensional Texture

At the Stitchin’ Post
$175

(includes lunches)
Thursday-Friday, September 4-5, 2014
9-4 pm

Rediscover the magic of touch and texture! All objects have their own particular feel, but our lives are often ruled by “Look But Don’t Touch!” Here you can touch to your heart’s content as you work with fabrics that are smooth, shiny, rough, bumpy, filmy, or feathery. In this class, learn how to make a huge variety of textures with your fabrics as you stitch and pleat, fold, crunch, embroider, and embellish with a variety of threads and fabrics of different weights. Emphasis will be on texture, fabric manipulation, machine and hand embroidery, and embellishment. Students will make several small experimental pieces before choosing to make a textured wall quilt.

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dimensional texture quilt workshop with rosalie dace
 

Also from Rosalie: Art Quilt Symposium - Branch Out - Sept. 22-26

 

From our 2014 Art Quilt Symposium Instructors:

Gloria loughman quilt workshop

Gloria Loughman -
It's All About the Color

At the Stitchin’ Post
$150

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

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.

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Elizabeth Barton - 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.

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rosalie dace quilt workshop

2014 ART QUILT SYMPOSIUM


with Gloria Loughman,
Elizabeth Barton
& Rosalie Dace

 

September 22-26, 2014

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Bird Play

with Sue Spargo

At the Stitchin’ Post
$175*
(includes lunches)
Session 1: Wed & Thurs, Oct 15 & 16, 2014
9-4 pm
(FULL)

New Dates added!
Session 2: Mon & Tues, October 20 & 21
9-4 pm

In this hands on embellishment class, we will study numerous ways to embellish one-of-a-kind birds. We will learn many techniques including layering, shadowing, beading, embroidery, ribbon play, and dimensional art using different stitches and threads. You will receive a kit to appliqué 16 birds prior to class. We will then spend class time exploring stitches.
(12" x 16")

Kit Fee: $30.00
*Book purchase suggested: Creative Stitching by Sue Spargo ($32.95 less 15%.)

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bird play embroidery workshop with Sue Spargo
 

Contemporary Folk Art Quilting Retreat
with Sue Spargo & Wendy Morris

 

October 17-19, 2014

Sue Spargo

Sue was born in Zambia, raised in South Africa, and later moved to England; this shift between two very different environments and cultures inspired many of her designs. Sue is particularly influenced by the energy and color of traditional African designs. All these early experiences combined to stir her love of “primitive” arts and crafts, and grew into a focus on folk-art. Sue now lives in the United States, where she has met many wonderful quilt enthusiasts who have added abundantly to her knowledge and creativity. You can see more of Sue's work at www.suespargo.com

 

Wendy Morris

Wendy was also born in Zambia and raised in South Africa. She moved to the USA with her parents after high school, and then went off to study photography. After completing her MFA in printmaking and metals, she worked in New York and Pittsburgh in graphic design. She met her husband and soon ventured off to live in the Inland Northwest. She started dyeing and creating jewelry in support of, and in collaboration with, her sister Sue. A few years ago, they turned an old pole barn into a studio–where she now dyes her fabrics, creates jewelry, and explores her own work in textiles, encaustic, and printmaking. Wendy blogs about her collaboration with Sue, as well as her own adventures at www.fierdoggestudio.com

contemporary folk art quilting retreat

(Note: Cost of retreat
does not include lodging.)

At FivePine Lodge
$285
(includes lunches)
Friday-Sunday, October 17-19, 2014
9-4 pm

Explore the world of folk art textiles with sisters Sue Spargo and Wendy Morris. Create your own story inspired by folk art textiles from around the globe using indigo dyed cloth, hand dyed wools, and textural fabrics and beautiful threads. We will explore the idea of mapping, discover the wonders of color, and look at creative ways to use stitches. Each stop on the journey will add layers and depth to our work while representing the richness of our lives.

Lab Fee: $40.00

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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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