2016 Quilt Workshops & Retreats

With The Stitchin' Post celebrating its 40th year in business, we decided to invite many
of our favorite 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.

(Workshops are listed in order by the date they begin.)

~ 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 FivePine Lodge
$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!"

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

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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

At FivePine Lodge
$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.

This class is full, but you may still request to be added to the waiting list.

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composing composition quilt workshop cynthia corbin

 

Lecture - Rosalie Dace & Cynthia Corbin - Art Talk

At FivePine Lodge
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30 - 7:30 pm
$20

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Jen Kingwell

My Small World

October 9 - 10, 2016

my samll world quilt workshop with jen kingwell

At the Stitchin' Post
$170
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sun 10:00-4:00, October 9
Mon 9:00-4:00, October 10


All the way from Melbourne Australia comes Jen Kingwell, ready to teach you her tricks and tips to her My Small World quilt. This 52" x 33" gem has an inherent scrappy palette that seeks to get comfy with your stash and scraps. Join Jen for her 2-day workshop where you, too, can create your own small world.

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


Guild Night Out with Jen Kingwell

Monday, October 10, 6:30 pm
Light refreshments provided.

$5 per person [Sign Me Up]

 

Sue Spargo / Tonye Belinda Phillips

October 15 - 19, 2016

sue saprgo & tonye phillips

Sue Spargo was born in Zambia, raised in South Africa, and later moved to England. This shift between two very different environments and cultures has 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.

suespargo.com

Tonye Belinda Phillips is a quilt designer living and creating in Camp Sherman, Oregon. Tonye's work is bright, colorful and whimsical. She has always loved the folk art style with a contemporary twist. Tonye works mainly in 100% cotton fabrics but likes to experiment with other fibers too. Her biggest love is needle-turn appliqué, which you will find consistently on most of her quilts. Her first book, Hand Appliquéd Quilts, Whimsical Designs & Simple Techniques, was published in 2008.

Please Note: Sue will be unavailable this October, so Tonye will be teaching in her place.


wool flower piecing

Folk Art Quilting: Stix & Stones
(with Tonye Phillips)
At the Stitchin' Post
Was $450 - New price: $325
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Saturday - Monday, October 15 – 17. 2016
9-4 pm

Join Tonye at FivePine Lodge for her newest passion: playing with wool and machine piecing. She will guide you along in your journey as you construct uniquely pieced squares that you can develop into a pillow top, tote, or a lap-sized quilt. You’ll add a little applique and embellishment to give it that “Sue Spargo” touch.

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Creative Stitching (with Tonye Phillips)
At the Stitchin' Post
Was $250 - New price: $125
2-day workshop (includes lunch)
Tuesday - Wednesday, October 18-19, 2016
9-4 pm

Join Tonye for for an embroidery workshop like no other! Many of Sue's students have requested a class that concentrates on her emboidery techniques, and this is her response to those requests. Come to class with a finished applique project from one of Sue's classes, and Tonye will help you to make decisions on which threads and stitches to use, and where.

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

creative stitching workshop with Sue Spargo

 

Jean Wells

Color-Texture-Stitch

October 31 – Nov 4, 2016

color, texture, stitch class by jean wells

At the Stitchin' Post
$375
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, October 31 – Nov 4, 2016
9-4 pm

Follow color wherever it leads you and let it help to tell your story! Being spontaneous with color and at the same time exploring stitch and simple surface design techniques you will create beautiful layered like textured fabrics to use in your quilts. Time will be spent on composition techniques that incorporate this type of textiles. For further ideas review Jean’s books from C&T, Intuitive Color and Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting.

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

 

Hilde Morin

November 7 - 11, 2016

Hilde Morin, a fiber artist, looks for drama in the creation of art quilts. Drama in the form of color, texture and pattern. She finds her inspiration in both, natural and in architectural scenes, having a particular interest in cities, towns, buildings and weathered structures. In her natural scenes she represents reality by simplifying or suggesting it through either abstract or primitive designs. Her technique includes the creation of a first layer of improvised pieced fabric with the addition of a second layer of texture thru extensive thread work and surface design. Her creations are influenced by her multi-cultural background and travels.

Hilde was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Of Belgian descent, currently resides in Portland, Oregon, USA. She exhibits at local and international venues including SOFA (Sculptured Objects and Functional Art) Chicago and New York, Museum of the Americas-Florida, Galería Exágono-México, CIART (Centro Integral de Arte Textil) in Argentina, Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland-Oregon and Oregon Historical Society Museum in Portland, Oregon. She teaches regularly at her studio and at other venues, promoting the use of free form techniques in the construction of art quilts.

hildemorin.com


your own village quilt workhsop with hilde morin

Your Own Village
At the Stitchin' Post
$225
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Wednesday, November 7 - 9, 2016
9-4 pm

Design and create your own village…learn improvisational piecing techniques to create huts, houses and curved landscapes. Learn to put it all together into a free form landscape quilt. You will exercise strip and curved piecing techniques to create individual quilt units; design your own quilt diagram and put it all together through improvisational piecing techniques. Size of finished class work varies, I recommend 36” x 36” or 40” x 20” or 20” x 40” approximately.

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quilt in a bowl with hilde morin

 

A Quilt In A Bowl
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Thursday & Friday, November 10 - 11, 2016
9-4 pm

Create a three dimensional art piece in the shape of a bowl. Starting with heavy duck canvas, you will shape a bowl and then decorate with your own design and embellishments. Size of finished bowl is approximately 16" diameter.

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


2017 Quilt Workshops & Retreats

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 Retreat

April 20-23, 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**

Summer is almost upon us! The warm weather gets us thinking of the beach. Thinking of the beach has us at the Stitchin' Post thinking of our annual Beach Retreat. Every year it is sold out. Good news for you--you can register now for our 2017 Beach Retreat! 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.

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

*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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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.

rosaliedace.co.za


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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cheer play with jeanette meyer

Jeannette Meyer

Sheer 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 1-day workshops. We will announce the details this Fall. Keep watching!
Your registration deposit will earn you a place in Kaffe’s workshop.

Deposit: $100 [Sign Me Up]

 

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

sue spargo

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

We will announce the details this Fall. Keep watching!
Your registration deposit will earn you a place in Sue’s workshop.

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Workshop #2 TBA
($ Price TBD)
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday - Sunday, November 17-19, 2017
9-4 pm

We will announce the details this Fall. Keep watching!
Your registration deposit will earn you a place in Sue’s workshop.

Deposit: $100 [Sign Me Up]

 

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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