2015 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.

Rosalie Dace

August 24 – September 4

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.

Here and Now
At the Stitchin' Post
$430
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Friday, August 24 – 28, 2015
9-4 pm
Intermediate or Advanced Students 
(Must have taken a previous workshop with Rosalie)

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 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, Rosalie will provide guidance as you create a successful contemporary visual composition that says “This is me here now!”

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rosalie dace over the moon quilt workshop

rosalie dace quilt workshop

Over the Moon
At the Stitchin' Post
$260
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Wednesday, August 31, September 1 & 2, 2015
9-4 pm

The moon with its phases and movement across our skies has always had a special place in our hearts and lives. This class offers an opportunity to celebrate its varying shapes, light and mystery as the basis for making a rich and exciting quilt top. Learn how to design using circles and parts of circles, and how to develop varied repeat patterns. You can then choose to piece, applique or embellish your work. Demonstrations will include working with sheers and optional embroidery and embellishment. Class discussion will include a look at the fascinating references in science, mythology and art to enrich your work. Slides, technique and design examples, and other visual material promise to send you Over The Moon in this exciting class!

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rosalie dace quilt workshop

 

African Cloths, Colours & Quilts
At the Stitchin' Post
$175
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Thursday-Friday, September 3 & 4, 2015
9-4 pm
(FULL)

Discover the excitement of African design that inspired Picasso, Matisse and other artists. Africa has a rich, varied textile heritage, including everyday cloths, attire and ceremonial garments. In this class we view slides and examples of the treasure trove of African textiles from Egyptian appliqué to woven Kente cloths and textured Shoowa velvets, to contemporary printed and embellished work. Then, working in the energy of the African design aesthetic with its asymmetry and free stylings, students will piece and or applique a small quilt top that they can choose to embellish.  You will be able to make an African-inspired work using your fabrics and some that I will have available in class for purchase.

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Fabric Dyeing Workshops with Carlene Keller

September 7-12, 2015

Carlene keller ice dyeing and indigo dyeing workshop

Carlene studied fiber arts at Mendocino Community College for three years beginning in 2001. Dyeing fabrics for quilt shops and shows and teaching dye classes soon followed. She is continually experimenting with new techniques to enhance the creativity of quilts. Carlene currently lives on the Big Island in Hawaii where she continues teaching and making art quilts.


 

Low Immersion & Ice Dye Workshop

Sept 7 – 9, 2015
$260

You will learn to use Procion MX dyes in low water immersion methods. A variety of techniques will be used to manipulate the cotton fabric to produce interesting textures and exciting colors. NO wimpy colors in this class!
The second half of the class will be devoted to ice dyeing. This is an exciting technique using Procion MX dye powder. We will manipulate the fabric in various shapes producing deeply colored and textured pieces. Come prepared to fall in love with your new hand dyed knowledge and fabrics.

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Indigo Dyeing

Sept. 10 – 12, 2015
$260

We will dye both cotton and silk in the indigo vat using various types of shaped resist. Folding, stitching, binding, pole wrapping and clamping will result in unique fabrics for your next creation. We will dye silk scarves using chopsticks and slinkies. No kidding! If you haven’t tried dyeing in an indigo vat, you’re in for a treat. It is truly magic.

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Amy Butler

September 18–19

amy butler unique color story workshop

 

 

Amy is an artist and designer surrounded by great friends, family, nature & animals. She love to travel for inspiration, to meet people, art of all kinds, and the simple textures of everyday things. For more information about Amy and to have a closer look at her work visit her website.  http://www.amybutlerdesign.com

Unique Color Story
At the Stitchin' Post
$160
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday, September 18, 2015
9-4 pmamy butler color study workshop

Join Amy for this colorful image inspired workshop packed with ideas, techniques and inspiring insights on building unique and signature color palettes for your design work. Amy will begin with an inspirational presentation on how she works with color and creates her unique color palettes. The she will guide you as you create collage from your personal inspirational images, fabrics, ephemera and photos. From this collage you will pull specific colors to create your own unique color story. Keep in mind; you don't have to be an artist, crafter, or designer to participate. Everyone will discover their unique ability to sense, and see and experience color!

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amy butler improvisational patchwork quilt workshop

 

Improvisational Patchwork
At the Stitchin' Post
$160
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9-4 pm (FULL)

Amy is a master with pattern and color, and her quilts are a unique study in improvisational patchwork. She will work with you on technique as well as design in this full day workshop. What is fun is that so many different fabrics can really work together. Whether you are an experienced sewer/quilter who wants to experience a class with Amy, or a beginner, you will enjoy this workshop.

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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 (FULL)
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: (FULL) Thursday-Friday,
September 24 – 25, 2015
Session 2: (FULL) 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
 

Valerie Goodwin

Art Quilt Symposium

September 21–27

valerie goodwin art quilt maps book

 

Valerie 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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Rosalie Dace

Art Quilt Symposium ~ Line Dance

September 21–25

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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Julie Herman

 

October 1–3

julie herman jabird quilt workshop

 

Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts embarked on her sewing and quilting journey in 2002 while she was a graphic design student at Drexel University. Through her love of color, geometry, textiles and community, in 2009 she started her blog, Jaybird Quilts. Her desire to modernize quilt construction, from cutting, piecing and instruction, led her to evolve her personal blog into a beloved quilt pattern and ruler brand trusted by quilters around the world. You can visit her website at JaybirdQuilts.com

(You Can Find Julie's "Jaybird Quilts" Patterns & Rulers
on this page of our website...)

Gravity Quilt Workshop
At the Stitchin' Post
$255
3-day workshop
(includes lunches)
Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 3, 2015
9-4 pm

Have you been resisting the gravitational pull of the Gravity quilt design by Jaybird Quilts? Fear this dynamic quilt no more. Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts will be on hand for 3 days in October to guide you along a quest to make this stand out design approachable and accessible to quilters of all stripes, with no Y seams along the way! She'll share all of her tips & tricks with you about how to use her Hex N More & Super Sidekick rulers. She'll also help you to break down the block & quilt top construction into a simple & enjoyable process.

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gravity quilt workshop with Julie Herman

 

Sherrill Kahn

Mixed Media Techniques

October 16–20

Sherrill brings together her 30 years of teaching art in public schools with her love of fiber art and design.  She is generous with teaching her techniques and lives by the words “what if.”  To learn more about Sherrill and see her work, visit her website.  http://www.impressmenow.com/

Mixed Media Techniques
At the Stitchin' Post
$255
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Session 1: Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, 2015
Session 2: Thursday-Saturday, October 22-24, 2015*
9-4 pm

Sherrill loves teaching this class, since there are so many possibilities. You draw, paint, do prints, collage, use paper, use fabric, use unusual embellishments, sew, glue, rubber stamp, and on and on. Because it is mixed media, the media is up to you. When you receive the supply list, you decide if you want to start with a large piece of fabric or paper. You might want to use wood, or leather--It is all mixed media!

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*Due to popular demand, Sherril has agreed to teach a second session of her Mixed Media Techniques workshop.

sherrill kahn mixed media quilting working

sherill kahn mixed media workshop

sherill kahn bookmaking workshop

Creative Books
At the Stitchin' Post
$170
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Tuesday, October 19-20, 2015
9-4 pm

Sherrill started making books years ago. She has made about 100 handmade books.  Sherrill will teach a number of binding techniques, from very simple to more complex. You can use fabric, paper, or other material to make the books. You might even want to use the materials you created, or the skills you learned from Sherrill's Mixed Media workshop.

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Jean Wells

Exploring Your Own Personal Theme – An Art Quilting Adventure!

November 2 – 6

At the Stitchin' Post
$340*
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Friday, November 2 – 6, 2015 (FULL)
9-4 pm

Intermediate or Advanced Students 
(a previous workshop from Jean is recommended)

art quilting workshop with jean wells

By experiencing some mini composition exercises and beginning a more complex project, you will explore your own personal theme in this five-day workshop. 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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 *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)

 
 

~ 2016 Workshops ~

**Workshop Sign-ups Begin July 27 at 9:00 am PST**

 
 

Elizabeth Hartman

March 17–20, 2016


Elizabeth Hartman is a quilter, pattern designer, and fan of color from Portland, Oregon. For her, quiltmaking is the perfect combination of creativity and technical challenge, all in the service of making a useful object. Being self-taught, she says that she did everything wrong at least five times before she figured out how to do it right. So, when she wrote her first book, she wrote the book that she wished she had when she was just beginning. That book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork, was published in 2010 and won the Next Generation Indie Book Award (How-To Category) in 2011.

At the end of 2009, Elizabeth quit her day job to pursue quilting full time. Since then, she has written two more books, Modern Patchwork (2012) and Patchwork City (2014). Her work has also been featured in a variety of other books, publications, and media, including: Stitch, Quilt Scene, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Patchwork Tsushin, and Quilting Arts TV. In 2012, Elizabeth recorded two video classes for Craftsy.com, Inspired Modern Quilts and Creative Quilt Backs. Somewhere in there she also founded the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and was a Board Member of the national Modern Quilt Guild for four years.  She started selling wholesale print patterns in 2014, and her first print fabric collection for Robert Kaufman, Rhoda Ruth, begins shipping in Fall 2015.

ohfransson.com


Fox & Hedgehog
At the Stitchin' Post
$100
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Thursday, March 17, 2016
9-4 pm

Use your favorite fabrics to make these fun hedgehogs and fox faces! The foxes can be made with scraps, precut strips, fat eighths, or fat quarters. Use fancy fabrics like Liberty Lawn, brightly colored solids, or your favorite print fabric collection. The hedgehog pattern uses conventional patchwork techniques (no paper piecing or templates) and can be made using precut 1½" strips, precut 10" squares, or an assortment of fabric scraps. You can use 3 coordinating pieces of fabric to make each hedgehog (as I've done here) or use the same fabrics for all of the faces and bodies with a different colorful or print fabric for each hedgehog's spines. These hedgehogs and foxes will look adorable in whatever fabrics you use.

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elizabeth hartmand fox and hedgehog quilt workshop

elizabeth hartmand fox and hedgehog quilt workshop


patchwork city workshop with Elizabeth hartman

Patchwork City
At the Stitchin' Post
$300
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday - Sunday, March 18 – 20, 2016
9-4 pm

In this workshop, students will learn some of Elizabeth's favorite tips and tricks for fabric selection and precision piecing, as you make blocks from her new sampler book, Patchwork City. The blocks can be combined to make a small sampler, or they can become the start of one of the larger projects in the book.

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Katie Pasquini Masopust

Artful Log Cabins

March 28 – April 1, 2016

For nearly 30 years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes and abstracts executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques.

Katie's easy, energetic manner has made her a very popular teacher and lecturer. When not in residence at her studio in Santa Fe, she travels the world presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes; not only in North America, but in Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Awards and accolades have been numerous for Katie, culminating with her 2005 induction into a very select group of art quilt professionals who have earned the Silver Star Award presented by Houston Quilt Festival.

A prolific author, Katie shares her enthusiasm for the art of creative quilting through her numerous books, her many classes, and now as a member of the Experius Academy Advisory Council as they work to develop the art mission for the new Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado - a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists: also host of Katie's Alegre Retreats.

katiepm.com

Artful Log Cabins

At the Stitchin' Post
$485
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, March 28 – April 1, 2016
9-4 pm

The log cabin block is so very versatile, we will use that as the basis for creating linear abstract art quilts. Start with a painting or photograph, crop that to a strong personal composition, overlay a grid, this can be an even grid, an uneven grid, curved or random grid, this linear drawing is laid over the inspiration photo or painting to become the map. Then log cabins made up of the colors found in each unit of the grid will be constructed and then put together to make the quilt. Emphasis on composition, variety, color, value and visual pathways.

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katie pasquini masopust - artful log cabins quilt workshop

 

Jean Wells Keenan

Intuitive Color and Design

April 8 – 10, 2016

intuitive color and design quilt workshop with Jean wells

At the Stitchin' Post
$225
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday - Sunday, April 8 – 10
9-4 pm

Continue the journey and explore new challenges in the form of assignments. The focus of this three-day workshop will be on composition and presentation ideas for art quilts.

*Jean’s book, Intuitive Color & Design ($27.95), is required for this class. (15% discount if purchased through the Stitchin' Post-- enter "15% class discount" and class name/date in comments section of web order form.)

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Gwen Marston

April 21 – 26, 2016

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. 

www.gwenmarston.com


Abstract Quilts in Solids
At the Stitchin' Post
$285
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Thursday - Saturday, April 21 – 23, 2016
9-4 pm

Quilts made in strong solid colors made by the Amish were the first quilts to be viewed as art. Of late, the dazzling assortment of new prints has justifiably attracted great attention and solids have been regulated to the back burner. This class is meant to be a reminder that solids have their own distinctive characteristics which shouldn't be overlooked by quilter's intent on doing original, abstract work.

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gwen marston abstract quilts class


free range triangles

Free Range Triangles
At the Stitchin' Post
$285
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sunday - Tuesday, April 24 – 26, 2016
9-4 pm

This class is based on the recent book by the same name written by Gwen Marston and Cathy Jones.  This AQS book features spirited quilts made from both conventional and unconventional triangles and whether you are a traditional quilter or an all-out-art quilter, Gwen's class has something for you.

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Jean Wells Keenan

Exploring Your Personal Theme

May 2 – 6, 2016

jean wells quilt workshopjean wells quilt workshop

At the Stitchin' Post
$375
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, May 2 – 6, 2016
9-4 pm

Intermediate or Advanced Students 
(a previous workshop from Jean is recommended)

By experiencing mini composition exercises and beginning a more complex project you will explore your own personal theme in this five-day workshop. 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.

Recommended books:  Intuitive Color & Design
and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting

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Guild Night Out with Marcia Derse

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
At the Stitchin' Post
$10
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Rosalie Dace

August 22 – September 2, 2016

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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Dancing on the Tightrope
At the Stitchin' Post
$450
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, August 22 – 26, 2016
9-4 pm

How do artists on the edge maintain a balance in a changing world aesthetic while keeping open to the exhilaration of the unknown with the possibility of new discoveries?

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Dancing on the tightrope quilt workshops with rosalie dace


Walking The Line
At the Stitchin' Post
$270
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Wednesday, August 29 – 31, 2016
9-4 pm

walking the Line quilt workshop by rosalie dace

This class celebrates the magic lines and color painted by Friedenreich Hundertwasser. The much admired work of this artist offers us a glimpse into the secrets of his treatment of line and color and how he made them sing. Discover how you can imbue your work with the vitality he achieved, using his work as a starting point to making your own quilt. You may choose to piece, fuse, and applique by hand and/or by machine, using techniques discovered in the line class.

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Pattern, Rhythm and Repetition
At the Stitchin' Post
$180
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Thursday - Friday, September 1 & 2, 2016
9-4 pm

We use pattern, rhythm and repetition affect our lives every day, helping us understand and interpret the structure of the world around us. In this class you will discover and experiment with different kinds of pattern, learning how to use them effectively in making several small studies that could be developed into a stunning one-of-a-kind quilt. Make symmetry, asymmetry, abstract, or figurative designs in a variety of repeats that will give you a new appreciation of pattern and the numerous ways it can be repeated. You will fuse or paste exercises, emphasizing pattern, repetition and visual rhythm.

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rosalie dace - pattern rhythm and repetition quilt workshop
 

~ 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 the Stitchin' Post
$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!"

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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

Composing Composition
$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.

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composing composition quilt workshop cynthia corbin

 

Carol Ann Waugh

September 26 –30, 2016

“Unique” is a description often overused in the art world, but in Carol's case, the motivation to be stretching toward new and original outcomes is an underlying factor in her work. When people see her work they always say “I’ve never seen anything like this before!” That’s when Carol knows she has achieved her goal of being unique. The last 10 years of learning to work with fabric and stitch have given way to experimentation and curiosity that is always the driving force behind her art.

Carol's current work hints at the mixing of geometric and organic textures with layer upon layer of complex surface tension. It’s about exploration where unexpected connections and juxtapositions can lead to new ideas and artistic expressions.  She enjoys not having complete control over the outcome of her work and as she layers, creates each line, shape or pattern, adds or takes away color, and stitches. The decisions made after each step change the options for the next decision.  It’s why making art is so intriguing and something she is driven to do every day.

carolannwaugh.com


fiber art fun quilt workshops with carol waugh

Fiber Art Fun
At the Stitchin' Post
$375
4-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Thursday, September 26 – 29, 2016
9-4 pm

This 4-day workshop that will encourage your unique expression to create fiber art with line, shape, texture and color.  There are no rules and you can’t make a mistake!  But you will learn techniques l ike couching, decorative machine stitching, simple hand stitching, layering with value, and raw edge cut work.  Combining these techniques in a variety of ways will change your thinking about the art of creation — making your pieces uniquely yours.

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stitch and slash quilting workshop with carol waugh

Stitch And Slash
At the Stitchin' Post
$95
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday, September 30, 2016
9-4 pm

This 1-day workshop will teach you the unlimited design possibilities of raw edge cut work. Starting with simple machine stitching (either free motion or regular stitching) you will stitch a design on the back of your layered fabrics.  Then, it’s ripping and tearing (the most fun part!) to uncover a geometric pattern on the top.  The final steps will be to hand stitch and machine couch to create your textured fabric art. 

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Lecture - Rosalie Dace & Cynthia Corbin - Art Talk

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
$20
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Sue Spargo

October 15 - 19, 2016

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.


wool flower piecing

Folk Art Quilting: Stix & Stones
(with Tonye Phillips)

At the Stitchin' Post
$450
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Saturday - Monday, October 15 – 17. 2016
9-4 pm

Join Sue at FivePine Lodge for her newest passion: playing with wool and machine piecing. Sue 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
At the Stitchin' Post
$250
2-day workshop (includes lunch)
Tuesday - Wednesday, October 18-19, 2016
9-4 pm

Join Sue 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 Sue will help you to make decisions on which threads and stitches to use, and where.

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creative stitching workshop with Sue Spargo

 

Jane Davila

October 21-24, 2016

Jane Davila is a fiber and mixed-media artist who began her professional art career as a printmaker, specializing in etchings and intaglios. Her prints can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world, including the Lila Acheson Wallace Collection. She switched to fiber, mixed media, and art quilting in the 1990s but still incorporates many printmaking techniques, such as screen printing, block printing, gyotaku, and thermofax printing, in her work.

The experience of living in Peru in the 1980s has had a lasting impact on her appreciation for the diversity of cultural expression and iconography, which as a theme frequently shows up in her work. Repeating motifs of fish, birds, and insects reflect her ongoing fascination with nature, the environment, and human impact on both.

She teaches art quilting and surface design workshops extensively across the US as well as internationally, most recently in South Korea, Canada, and Australia.You can find more at janedavila.com


playing with paint quilt workshop with jane davila

Playing With Paint
At the Stitchin' Post
$180
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday & Saturday, October 21-22, 2016
9-4 pm

Learn a wide assortment of ways to apply acrylic paints, inks, and mediums to create original and unique fabrics. This in-depth workshop will leave you confident when choosing and using acrylic paint. Discover painting techniques like mixing, blending, scraping, masking, and scumbling, plus printing techniques like block printing, stamping, and pochoir printing.

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Layered Painting on Cotton and Silk
At the Stitchin' Post
$180
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sunday - Monday, October 23-24, 2016
9-4 pm

Create dye effects with acrylic paints and inks. Use stencils, masks, and natural objects for unique surface designs. Layer natural resists with paint and ink for original textures and patterns. Add screen printed and block printed motifs to painted cotton and silk fabrics. Incorporate compression dyeing techniques like shibori into your fabric painting toolbox. All techniques use water-soluble paints and inks with simple supplies.

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layered painting with cotton and silk - jane davila

 

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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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
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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your own village quilt workhsop with hilde morin


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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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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