2014 Quilt Workshops & Retreats

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

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 (Open)
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 (Open)
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 (FULL)
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
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It's All About the Color
with Gloria Loughman

September 20 & 21, 2014

Gloria loughman quilt workshop

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.

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Art Quilt Symposium

September 22-26, 2014

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

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At the Stitchin’ Post
$415

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

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.

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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 of Elizabeth's work on her website: ebarton.myweb.uga.edu


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From Inspiration to Fulfillment

Lecture at FivePine Lodge with Elizabeth Barton
$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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elizabeth barton abstract art quilt work shopAbstract Art Design for Quiltmakers

with Elizabeth Barton
At FivePine Lodge
$455

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

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.

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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 light up your landscape quilt workshopLight Up your Landscape

with Gloria Loughman
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.

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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)
Session 2: Mon & Tues, October 20 & 21, 2014
9-4 pm (FULL)

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
(Open)

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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Connecting With Nature
with Jean Wells

November 2-5, 2014

At the Stitchin' Post
$275*
4-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sunday-Wednesday, November 2 – 5, 2014
9-4 pm
(Open)

Take a walk! Respond to the natural elements around you -- light, water, sky, stone, plants, etc. by designing a quilt to capture what you see and feel. Nature's lines, shapes and colors are unique unto themselves. Think about exaggeration for effect or simplification. Look for natural patterns and visual texture. We will explore stitching techniques as well as simple block printing while finding techniques that will help you to respond to natural elements you have observed. My books Intuitive Color and Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting are good references.

*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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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.)

Online Registration for 2015 Workshops Is Now Open!

 

 

Violet Craft

April 16–19

violet Craft

(Valori & Violet at the Spring 2014 Quilt Market in Philadelphia)

Violet is a licensed designer for Michael Miller Fabrics and distributes her own line of sewing patterns, but mostly she is a momma, a wife, a friend and a maker.  Drawn to art, craft and make-ing, the birth of her first daughter compelled her to ditch her corporate career and seek out her passion.

Violet will be hosting a "Guild Night Out" here at the Stitchin' Post on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015.
Details and signups will be available September 1.

Flying Falcons
At the Stitchin' Post
$85
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Thursday, April 16, 2015
9-4 pm

Flying Falcons is a modern twist on the traditional “flying geese” and is inspired by the falcons in the Brambleberry ridge print, Timber Valley.

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violet craft forest abstractions quilt workshop

Forest Abstractions
At the Stitchin' Post
$170
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18, 2015
9-4 pm

The Forest Abstractions quilt is a journey in foundation paper-piecing.  In this workshop Violet will cover foundation paper piecing best practices and you will learn about the tools used.   Whether you are new to paper piecing or more experienced, Violet has lots of hints to make this quilt your own.

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The Breeze Blossoms Block Workshop
At the Stitchin' Post
$30
1/2-day workshop
Sunday, April 19, 2015
10-1 pm

Intermediate or Advanced Students

The Breeze Blossoms Quilt uses a modern twist on a classic drunkard’s path block to create a completely new design. In this workshop you will practice cutting quarter circle curves with different rulers, templates and cutting systems and focus on piecing curves. Class time will also touch on alternate block layout, secondary patterns, pattern sizing and the “Floating” layout. Plan to complete at least one Breeze Blossom Block within the class time.

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Jean Wells

April 20–24

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Color – Texture – Stitch
At the Stitchin' Post
$340*
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday-Friday, April 20-24, 2015
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 textiles. For further ideas review Jean’s books from C&T, Intuitive Color and Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting.

*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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Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, & Erin Gafill

May 25–28

Kaffe Fassett , Brandon Mably & Erin Gafill

Kaffe Fassett , an accomplished painter and designer of textiles, is wildly acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color. Kaffe teaches quilt makers all over the world to learn to work with color in an instinctive way.  His unique sense of color and drive to create, combined with his desire to encourage others, has let to he reputation as a guru in the world of color and textiles.  http://www.kaffefassett.com/

Brandon Mably, an avid and enthusiastic teacher, has learned that most people have buried in them a sense of color and design.  Helping his students discover that design sensibility continues to inspire and motive Brandon’s work.  http://www.brandonmably.com/

Erin Gafill is an award-winning painter, writer, and teacher with deep roots in California’s history. She is cofounder of the nonprofit Big Sur Arts Initiative, founding member of Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, and author of "Drinking from a Cold Spring, a Little Book of Hope." She teaches and exhibits in several countries and across the United States. “Through color and form and line and texture, I paint to evoke the awe I feel here at home – to convey the place beyond the place.”  http://www.eringafill.com/

Sunny Snowball
Patchwork with Kaffe & Brandon

At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday, May 25, 2015
9-4 pm

Always a Kaffe workshop favorite – in this design, Kaffe keeps the contrast between the colors low, using prints with a similar lightness/darkness and polka dots between the snowballs. You, as the designer, will create your own version of this classic pattern.

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kaffe fassett snowball quilt workshop
erin gafill painting workshop

Get In, Get Out, Get On With It!
Painting with Erin Gafill
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday, May 25, 2015
9-4 pm

How much more could you create if you weren’t second-guessing yourself, or walking away from the easel too soon? During this workshop, you can learn tricks and practices to bring you back, including working in a series, setting a timer, and working with household painting brushes and torn paper collage. Experiment and have fun with exercises that take twenty minutes or less. By utilizing short blocks of focus and surprising methods, you can awaken creative thinking and move into perceiving and expressing instead of over analyzing. Artist-teacher Erin Lee Gafill and her husband, photographer Tom Birmingham will offer ample demonstrations of technique, feedback, and encouragement.

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Gridlock (FULL)
Patchwork with Kaffe & Brandon
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
9-4 pm

Embark on a colorful journey with Kaffe and Brandon in the Gridlock workshop. This classic beauty was design by Kaffe many years ago and is still popular today. Any style of fabric works in the design whether it be all solids, a mixture of print, textures, and solids, and of course the Kaffe collective fabrics. Think about the color story you might want to tell and explore design in this simple two block design. In this one day workshop you will not sew. Your time will be well spent on design and you will learn from others as well in the classroom.

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Kaffe Fasset Lecture

Lecture: Colour & Inspiration
with Kaffe Fassett

At the Stitchin' Post
$20
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
(Lecture Time TBA)

Kaffe is a master colorist and this will give you insight into how he processes what he sees and feels and works with it in his various art forms. If you have never come to one of his talks then put this on your bucket list. It is very worthwhile and you will leave full of ideas. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

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Concentrate on Color
Knitting with Brandon
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9-4 pm

Besides being very entertaining, you will find Brandon a very inspirational and knowledgeable colorist and knitter.

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erin gafill painting workshop

Creative Jumpstart
Painting with Erin Gafill
At the Stitchin' Post
$150
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9-4 pm

Let’s get going quick! Sometimes the best way to find your creative voice is to start before you inner critique has time to notice. Today is lots of fun with fast paced, multi-media exercises. Don’t get bogged down in second guessing your work, just pick up your tools and make another, and another…

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Sue Spargo

May 28 – 31

Southern Africa has had a considerable influence on Sue’s life and creativity, as well as time spent in England.  The contrasts between the arid beige and browns of the African bush and the lush greens of Southern England are a rich source of ideas.  She is especially influenced by the energy and color of traditional African designs.  All of these early experiences combine to stir her love of “primitive” arts and crafts and grew into her focus on folk-art.
http://www.suespargo.com/

(You Can Find Sue Spargo's Books & Patterns on this page of our website...)

Textural Study
At the Stitchin' Post
$300
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Thursday-Saturday, May 28 - 30, 2015
9-4 pm

Sue will explore with you the creative process of designing, planning and executing highly textural pieces. Discover the beauty of texture through an array of techniques. Learn how to acquire inspiration, develop a design, choose textiles, layer, embellish, edge and successfully attain surface texture and textural depth within your pieces.

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Sue Spargo fun wool piecing quilt class

Fun Wool Piecing
At the Stitchin' Post
$100
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sunday, May 31, 2015
9-4 pm

Let's have fun playing with wool and machine piecing. You will construct a few unique pieced squares that you can piece together for a pillow top or tote or if you catch the bug you can continue to make a lap size quilt. We will add a little appliqué and embellish the pieces focusing on stitches from 'Creative Stitching'.

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

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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Amy Butler

September 18–19

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

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
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)
Thursday-Friday, September 24 – 25, 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

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.

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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 1,2,3

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...)

Workshops T.B.A.
At the Stitchin' Post
$85 / day*
Three 1-day workshops (includes lunches) 9-4 pm


Thursday, October 1, 2015 [Sign Me Up]

Friday, October 2, 2015 [Sign Me Up]

Saturday, October 3, 2015 [Sign Me Up]

Julie is currently designing new patterns, and we’ll have those classes listed here on the website just as soon as Julie has them ready.

*We will contact you when we have the information from Julie on which workshop is happening on what day. Until then, we will only be charging a $25 deposit to hold your spot. The balance will be due when we have workshop specifics.

julie herman jabird quilt workshop

 

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/

sherrill kahn mixed media quilting working

Mixed Media Techniques
At the Stitchin' Post
$255
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Session 1: Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, 2015 (FULL)
Session 2: Wednesday-Friday, 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.

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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sherill kahn mixed media workshop

sherill kahn bookmaking workshop

 

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
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)

 

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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