Upcoming 2018 Workshops
July 12-14, 2018
3-day class with Melinda Bula. You have a choice using 3 of her amazing patterns. There is the Double Delight Rose, Hibiscus or the Dogwood. Learn how to use a range of values in your fabrics to create depth and realm in your flower art quilt. These flowers have to look of a painting without using any paint. It’s all fabric. There is lots of room for creativity. Melinda’s Renegade Thread Play will be talked in a power point to get you ready for thread play when you get home. NO sewing machine is needed.
August 16-18, 2018
Have you always loved the look of needle turn applique, but hated the time involved? Wanted to make a Grandma's flower garden quilt, but didn't want to spend months hand piecing? Students will learn how to do fast and easy needle turn projects using their sewing machine. We will then expand on this method and I will show you my super easy machine method for English Paper piecing. NO marking, no paper removal and no "Y" seams involved. We will cover how to make and piece a variety of different hexagon quilt all on your domestic sewing machine.
September 7-8, 2018
In Activating Space students will explore the concept of Notan and learn to create a rhythmic interplay between positive and negative space in modern quilt blocks and quilt designs. Students will do cut paper exercises to explore Notan concepts and then put that knowledge to work to design graphic, modern blocks. With their original blocks students will apply alternate and traditional grid concepts to create unique quilt designs. Students will complete at least one block and one quilt design in class. There will be no sewing on day one. Students will begin block/quilt construction on day two.
October 11-13, 2018
This is Gail’s most popular class, by far! It introduces the student to original design in free-form shapes. Learn the drafting and piecing techniques for flying geese in the round, loose curves, or swirls. It is sew easy to do; students are often surprised at the simplicity of the technique, taught with no scary math words! This class will focus on creating, drafting and stitching original designs. This is the perfect opportunity to bring along a special piece of fabric that you would like to feature in your quilt!
Frequently Asked Questions about Workshops
What are the times of the workshop?
Most classes are 3 days: Thursday – Saturday. Some are 2 days only: Friday & Saturday. Class starts at 9:00am and ends around 4:00 or 4:30pm. Students must be out of the classrooms when the Museum closes at 5:00pm. Friday evening we offer you the option to stay until 8:00pm and work on your project or visit the Museum galleries.
How many people will be in the workshop?
We can accommodate up to 20 students per workshop – each student having use of one 3’x6’ table. Feel free to bring your own chair or seat cushions for your comfort.
When can I bring in my supplies?
You may arrive to unload materials and pick-up your welcome bags between 1:00-5:00pm on the day before the workshop begins.
Where do I park?
Loading and unloading materials can be done from the Museum lot. We have a couple of carts available if you need help bringing materials inside. Please park in the municipal parking lot located on 2nd Street behind the Museum during class hours. All parking is free.
How do I get into the Museum?
Please use the Main Entrance to the Museum. The right hand door will be unlocked each morning at 8:30am for you to enter the building.
What about lunch?
Lunch break is an hour and held at the instructor’s discretion. There are a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the Museum that are open for lunch and dinner.
Can I bring my own food?
Coffee, hot water, soft drinks and light snacks are provided during the workshop. You are welcome to bring your own tea bags, drinks or snacks for your own table as desired.
Do I have to pay admission to the Museum?
No! As a workshop participant your admission to the galleries is included.