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.

 

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
 

Fabric Dyeing Workshops Carlene Keller

September 18 – 21

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.


ice dyeing and low water immersion techniques

Low Immersion & Ice Dyeing
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sept 18-19, 2016
$250

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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ice dyeing and low water immersion techniques


shibory and idigo dyeing techniques

indigo and shibori fabric dyeing

Indigo Dyeing
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sept. 20-21, 2016
$250

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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~ 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!"

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

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.

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
6:30 - 7:30 pm
$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

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

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 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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2017 Workshops & Retreats

 

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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*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.

 

 

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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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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