2017 Quilt Workshops & Retreats

Each year, the Stitchin' Post invites several nationally known 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.

 

We would love to see what projects you are starting, working on, or have finished!
When you share your work on any social media platform, please include #SewMuchInspiration
so the Stitchin Post Community can see what you have done!

Quilt 'Til You Wilt Beach Retreats

April 20-23, 2017 & April 27-30, 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**
Thurs-Sun, Apr 27-30, 2017**(FULL)

Thinking of the beach has us at the Stitchin' Post thinking of our annual Beach Retreat. Every year it is sold out. 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.

The 2nd session is full, but we are still taking names for the waiting list.

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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.

 

 

Customer Appreciation Days - April 20 - 22, 2017
with Tonye B. Phillips

pincushion class with tonye phillipsPincushions & Pinpillows
$60
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
9-4 pm

These little pincushions are great little studies in design, wonderful gifts for special friends, and so much fun to create! No one that I know could possibly have too many pincushions! So, have at it, and take warning….you may not be able to stop!

We're sorry, this class has been cancelled.


intro to wool applique with tonye phillips

Intro to Wool Applique'
$60
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Friday, April 21, 2017
9-4 pm

Get started with wool applique using a classic basket shape. Work on one small block, just think of it as a tester. Maybe you have always wanted to try a little wool applique but didn’t want to make a big commitment. You will learn the wool applique stitch plus a few other decorative stitches. Your hands will be so soft!

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cascade cones wool applique class with tonye phillips

Cascade Cones
$60
1-day workshop (includes lunch)
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9-4 pm

What better idea for a small wall-hanging quilt than Pine Cones? We are surrounded by wonderful textured and shaped cones here in Central Oregon. Keep the shapes simple and practice a bit of hand applique at the same time.

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Jean Wells

Connecting With Nature

May 2 - 6, 2017

connecting with nature quilt workshop with jean wells

At the Stitchin' Post
$375
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Tuesday - Saturday, May 2-6, 2017
9-4 pm

Take a walk, respond to the natural elements around you -- light, water, sky, stone, plants, wind by designing a quilt to capture what you see and feel. Nature's lines, shapes and colors are unique unto themselves. We’ll study exaggeration and simplification, natural patterns and visual texture, stitching techniques and block printing. All this while responding to the natural elements you observe.

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Jen Kingwell

May 12-15

Quilting With Jen
At the Stitchin' Post
$180
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Session 1: Friday - Saturday, May 12-13, 2017 (Full)
Session 2: Sunday - Monday, May 14-15, 2017 (Full)
9-4 pm

Student's choice...Bring your favorite Jen Kingwell pattern to work on in class. Jen will be doing demos of the many techniques used in her wealth of patterns: working with her templates, fabric choices, hand piecing, hand applique, hand quilting, finishing your quilt and many more. Both sessions are focused on individual attention from Jen so each student can benefit from her expertise. This is an opportunity to excel in your creative pursuits with exceptional guidance.

Jen's workshops are full, but we can still take names for the waiting list.

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Wen Redmond

August 21-25, 2017

Join Wen Redmond, internationally recognized NH mixed media and fiber artist, for two stimulating workshops. She is a mixed media artist whose work embraces several media including digital processes, surface design, and collage. Her new book “Digital Fiber Art” has just been recently released so we are very fortunate to be bringing her here to the Stitchin’ Post. Wen works intuitively, encouraging ‘flow," finding ones’ own artistic voice, and listening to the inner muse in her workshop participants.
"Every workshop has some element of how to, but when I teach, I encourage my students to let go into the process and get into the flow; to relax into making marks, creating color mixes, lines, or prints. When students go into the flow, and an amazing thing happens--art!" 

 

Wen Redmonds Book:

Digital Fiber Art - Combine Photos and Fabric

Create Your Own Mixed Media Masterpiece

is now available in the shop.

 

(Due to the Solar Eclipse, all the hotels in the area were booked for the time we originally planned this workshop, so we have worked with Wen to reschedule these workshops a few days later.
Please note new dates.)


Spontaneous Fabric Painting 
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Wednesday & Thursday, August 23 & 24, 2017
$190

fabric painting wen redmondUsing a wide variety of tools and tricks, you’ll have lots of fun as you explore the exciting adventure of painting on fabric. Learn lots of techniques to create completely incredible fabric!  The emphasis will be on encouraging creative responses to instruction, cheering serendipity and happy accidents.  Create unique fabrics in this class that could be used for the three day Digital Printing Workshop that follows.  

Includes Heliographic Sun Printing if weather allows. “I do not want exactness in my painted cloth but spontaneous colors--mix and allow development! To be open for the unexpected--changeable like the clouds.”

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digital explorationsDigital Explorations in Fiber & Mixed Media
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday-Sunday, August 25-27
$285
Expand your vision of a digital print. Participants will be introduced to inkjet printing on fiber and mixed media substrates. The types of substrates that can be used are nearly limitless…Explore the possibilities! There are many opportunities for serendipitous results. This digital exploration workshop in fiber & mixed media is based on Wen's new book, “DIGITAL FIBER ART,” available now.
A printer is required, and will enable you to print at your own pace, but you could share. A simple inexpensive printer will do the trick!

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Rosalie Dace

August 28 – September 8, 2017

Rosalie Dace is a full time quiltmaker whose work reflects her passion for colour, pattern and texture.  She has had a lifelong interest in textiles and embroidery and has a degree in Art and English.  While she values the traditions from which our quiltmaking has come, she believes that a quilt should say something about its time and place in history.  This and her awareness of being a South African artist give her work its particular character.

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here and now quilt workshop with rosalie dace

Dizzy Circles
$450
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, August 28 - September 1, 2017
9-4 pm

Add vitality and energy to your work with eccentric circles. Used symbolically in all cultures, circles are a strong design element and focal point. Now discover what happens when you move from perfect whole circles to the unexpected excitement of eccentric circles. Learn to use them confidently by fusing, appliqueing, piecing or stitching them to add movement and direction to your work. Working with a variety of spirals, helixes and other broken circles, you will learn how to add a new graphic quality by stitching or overlapping eccentric circles to make an individual free-wheeling composition. You may choose to work by hand or machine or both.

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Matisse Magic
$450
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 4 - 8, 2017
9-4 pm

two figures reclining in a landscape by henri matisseBring the magic of French painter Henri Matisse into your quilts as you work with large areas of joyful color and sensuous line. After discovering the variety of this celebrated artist's work, students will make a few paper cut-outs before starting a large color-filled composition. Emphasis will be on the use of large areas of pure color, curvilinear line, pattern and clear shapes, all exciting ideas to piece, appliqué or fuse in fabric. This is an ideal approach to simplifying design as well as responding to color, line and shape.
"What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity, devoid of all troubling subject matter..."  ~Henri Matisse

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Jeannette Meyer

Color: Compare & Contrast

September 23 - 24, 2017

color - compare & contrast workshop with Jeanette meyer

at the Stitchin' Post
$150
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Saturday - Sunday, September 23 - 24, 2017
9-4 pm

This color class focuses on the manipulation of color contrasts, and is designed for fiber artists. We’ll use fiber artist’s tools in our class work: fabric, thread, and fusible adhesives. No paint or pantone swatches, so if you’re paint-ophobic, this is the color class for you! Spend two days immersing yourself in color while completing a series of hands-on exercises designed to make you understand the power of different kinds of color contrasts. You’ll discover that learning to use color contrasts in a purposeful way will allow you to control the mood and emotion as well as the graphic impact of your work.

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~ 2017 ART QUILT SYMPOSIUM ~

With Rosalie Dace, Jeanette Meyer, & Tricia Hassler

September 25 – 29, 2017

promises and possibilities art quilt design workshop with rosalie dace

Rosalie Dace

Promises and Possibilities
at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center
$450

5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 25 - 29, 2017
9-4 pm

Take an in-depth look at the arrangement and organization of visual elements that make a successful composition or design.  Study the raw elements of design, and see how they can be put to use in the process of quiltmaking. The class will begin with interactive discussion around the notion that the basic design elements are used in all design  universally. Using slides and other visual material, we will study the purposes and different types of design and the process of design before looking closely at the elements of design, namely, line, mark, texture, shape, and color.

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Jeannette Meyer

 

cheer play with jeanette meyerSheer Play

at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center
$475
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, September 25 - 29, 2017
9-4 pm

Discover the design and color world! Open up while composing quilts or fabric collages with layers of luscious silk organza and crisp cotton organdy. We will begin by producing a gem-like palette of translucent fabric with water-based paints and then proceed to the design wall, where new colors and shapes will emerge as the translucent fabrics are layered. We will also produce a technique sampler notebook as we experiment with traditional Korean bojagi, tucks, and other machine and hand-sewn seams to explore the design possibilities different finished and raw edges provide. Design options will expand with discussions of ways to incorporate surface stitchery, printed imagery, and opaque fabrics into your fabric compositions.

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Trisha Hassler

 

tricia hassler workshopThe Expressive Mark

at the Stitchin' Post
$285
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Wednesday, September 25 - 27, 2017
9-4 pm

This 3 day workshop with Trisha will include various mark making methods and techniques to enhance a rich personal language for your stitched art. Trisha’s emphasis is on expressive stitching more than ever before. She will share methods, materials and stories of her personal journey.
Each morning students will explore various mark making techniques and strategies to enrich their personal vocabulary of marks and hand stitching.  The group will also consider sources of artistic inspiration and ways to keep current work energized. Afternoons will be spent working independently on samples of expressive stitching to remind, challenge and inspire future projects.
At the end of each afternoon the group and Trisha will come together to share and celebrate the imagery from the day. Students are encouraged to bring projects for feedback and materials to share.

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Sue Benner

Monoprint the Quilt: Surface Alteration with Textile Paint

October 9-13, 2017

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At the Stitchin' Post
$475
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, October 9-13, 2017
9-4 pm

Monoprinting with textile paints can dramatically change the surface of your work, pushing your ideas into new creative territory. Using her fusible collage methods, Sue will demonstrate how to paint and print at different levels of construction, from manipulating a single piece of fabric to the entire surface of the quilt. Through experimentation with opaque and metallic paints, each participant will have the opportunity to create two works: one abstract and open-ended, the other more realistic and image-based.

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

 

Kaffe Fassett - Cancelled

The Stitchin' Post is disappointed to announce that in finalizing his Fall 2017 tour schedule, Kaffe Fassett has cancelled his classes in Sisters in mid-October. Westminister is the company in charge of Kaffe’s teaching schedule. In reviewing the volume of stores that have waited years for Kaffe and Brandon to come, they have chosen to visit only the shops that have never had the opportunity to host them. We can count our blessings that they have visited the Stitchin’ Post three times.  Hopefully you have been one of the ones who have taken his class in the past. We are sorry for any disappointment this has caused.

Thank you for supporting our educational program and we hope to see you in the future.
Stay tuned for our new listing of visiting teachers.
Jean and Kayley

 

Jean Wells

Exploring Your Own Personal Theme, An Art Quilt Adventure!

November 6-10, 2017

exploring your personal theme art quilt workshop with Jean wellsAt the Stitchin' Post
$375
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, November 6-10, 2017
9-4 pm

Learning to embrace the “critique process” as a means of personal development and discovering innovative ways to design and construct will further you along in the process of finding your own voice in this creative journey you are on. The experience will allow you to develop as a designer and discover new directions for your future work.

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Sue Spargo
November 15 - 19, 2017

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flower vaseembroidery workshop with sue spargoFlower Vase
$195
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Wednesday & Thursday, November 15-16, 2017
9-4 pm

The focus of the class is to create a small block that can be incorporated into a needle case or the center of a small quilt.The flower vase block features neutral hand-dyed wool that will be layered to create a textured background. The small flower vase is embellished with hand-dyed fabrics, threads and beads. Then it is filled with textural stems and leaves using Sue's newest techniques to create a dimensional effect. Finished size is approximately 7" x 9".

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

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sue spargo and tonye phillips embelleshed line quilting workshop

Quilting Retreat - The Embellished Line
with Sue Spargo & Tonye Phillips

$425
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
@ FivePine Conference Center in Sisters, OR
Friday - Sunday, November 17-19, 2017
9-4 pm

Cherish these three days to focus on decorative stitching! Sue and Tonye will share many ideas and lots of inspiration and then you are free to make it your very own with individual color and texture choices. Allow their expertise to assist you to create a small or large quilt using the wonderful array of stencils that are available today or create your very own line work designs. There is a multitude of possibilities. Consider making a medallion style or strip style quilt along with wool/velvet/cotton applique for added interest. With the guidance of both Sue Spargo & Tonye Phillips, design your own masterpiece.

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2018 Quilt Workshops & Retreats

 

 

Susan Carlson
September 17-23, 2018

susan carlson 5 day fabric images quilt workshop

Fabric Images

At the Stitchin' Post
$550
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
September 17-21, 2018
9-4 pm

Create a fabric collage quilt of your own chosen subject using Susan’s innovative layering/collage method. The workshop will focus on individual design, fabric selection, construction, borders, and quilting.

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

 


susan carlson 2 day Cutting Loose quilt workshop

 

Cutting Loose

At the Stitchin' Post
$250
2-day workshop (includes lunches)
Saturday & Sunday September 22 & 23, 2018
9-4 pm

This class demonstrates a looser approach to the piecing and assembly of a wall quilt. Emphasis will be placed on the collage piecing process. Patterns or templates will not be used. Instead, students will sketch their design onto a foundation fabric and fill in the design with fabrics of their choice. This encourages playfulness, serendipity, and a willingness to “cut loose.” Due to time constraints, students need to create a fish, butterfly, or bug. Optional designs will be available from Susan for a small fee.

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~ 2018 ART QUILT SYMPOSIUM ~

September 24 – 28, 2018

Rosalie Dace

Vive La Difference! - Contrast in Composition
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
$460
Monday-Friday,
September 24 – 28, 2018 9-4 pm

contrast in composition art quilt workshop with rosalie daceAdd vitality, variety and subtlety to your work by sharpening your understanding and use of the many forms of contrast, key to successful art and design. Discover how to give your compositions a more dynamic and sophisticated look.

In a series of short manageable exercises we will explore contrast of value, color, line, shape, texture, size, scale and mood. Working with dark and light, big and small, hard and soft, warm and cool, straight and curved, calm and busy, rough and smooth, organic and curvy, you will find ways of adding visual impact and spark to your work.

The class is accompanied by exciting visual support with slides, books and actual textile examples. A short discussion will give a daily focus. You will be guided in making your own individual small daily paste-ups in fabric / paper. From these you will develop a larger quilt top.
Beauty, pleasure, and the good things of life are intensified, and perhaps only exist, by reason of contrast. (Walter J. Phillips)

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Valerie Goodwin

Map Play - Using the Basic Principles of Design
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
$460*
Monday-Friday,
September 24 – 28, 2018 9-4 pm

valerie goodwin - map play art quilt workshopCome play!! Create artful map studies through creative exercise that will help you understand the basic principles of design. An art quilter's most valuable asset is his or her creativity — and it needs to be reinforced through an understanding of design thinking. In this workshop you'll find creative thinking exercises. Beginning with an exercise related to the seven principles of design --work instinctively with color – explore creativity through experimentation. All works are small, enabling you to develop ideas quickly and freely.

You will create paper map-like collage compositions through a series of quick "hands-on" exercises and subsequently make fabric constructions. The goal of this class is to allow you to create little spontaneous works that can become the basis for a final small quilted art map. You will develop these pieces using freehand scissor cutting, layering of varied fabrics, and other techniques to create an interesting work of art.

The primary prerequisite is a desire to have fun through the creative process and willingness to trying something new. This workshop produces mapping samples that can be used in later quilted, painted or stitched works.

* There will be a materials fee of $10 per person to offset costs of instructor provided supplies. You will be making relatively small pieces, therefore you will not need large quantities of fabric, but you will need an assortment of colors and values with which to work.

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forest art quilt class with hilde morin

Hilde Morin

Your Own Forest
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
$460
Monday - Thursday,
September 24 – 28, 2018 9-4 pm

Inspired by a photograph, sketch or mental image, create your own abstract or representational forest scene using free-form and curve-piecing techniques. Study light and shadows and achieve depth by playing with shapes and color gradations.

This class builds upon my beginners' CURVES AND MORE class, taking the curved piecing to the next level where we create multiple curved sections and join them into one coherent piece, your own forest.

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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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