Adult Workshops

2020 Workshops

May 29-30, 2020
Class postponed to 2021 - new dates TBD
Cindy Grisdela
Artful Improv
Cost: $330 Public / $290 Friends

Learn to create your own original quilts with no pattern using improvisational piecing techniques. Students will learn to let go of the “rules” and piece blocks in an intuitive, free form fashion. We will explore contemporary improv blocks, improv circles, and angled stripes, plus insets and curved strips. Use strips and scraps to add interest and make your design your own. There’s no measuring or precise cutting and each quilt will be unique. We will discuss color choices and using simple design principles to create an original dynamic composition.

September 11-12, 2020
Jane Sassaman
Wings & Wedges
Cost: $330 Public / $290 Friends

In a fabric collage of simple symmetrical shapes, you will learn the basics of Jane’s accessible machine appliqué techniques. We will cut into stabilized fat fabric quarters and use the resulting shapes in a unique collage composition. This class will also provide a chance to sharpen your design and machine embroidery skills.

October 10, 2020
MJ Kinman
Bite-Size Gems
Cost: $300 Public / $260 Friends

Using the design and piecing techniques I rely on to create my diamond portraits, students will create their own singularly beautiful work of faceted light. After choosing from one of several pre-selected images based on their skill level, students will learn how to code each piece for color, location, and adjacency; position template pieces onto hand-painted fabric to achieve the desired light effects; and ultimately create their own unique study in faceted color. Students will leave the class with a small top that can later be hand- or machine-quilted at home.


For registration information, please contact:


Becky Glasby

Education Director
Phone: 270-442-8856 x213
Email: [email protected]

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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.



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