Workshops

All workshops take a playful, creative, no-rules approach.  You'll discover that when you experiment, stretch boundaries, and work intuitively, magic happens!

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Workshops - 6 hours/day $800 for up to 20 students  - $30/student/day up to 25 total
Lectures $500 with workshop
  $600 without workshop

Creativity & Design

Cinderella Quilts! Reinventing the UFO

Cinderella Quilts! Reinventing the UFO

All Levels
1-5 days*

Get those UFOs out of hiding, turn your rotary cutter into a magic wand and wave them over your unfinished tops and orphan blocks. Work magic as you cut, add, delete, and completely transform those stalled projects into beautiful new work you never imagined they could be. Total fun!!   
* 1 day class  for reinventing blocks; 2 days to  start a quilt, 3-5 days to complete a reinvented quilt (or two).

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Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts

Create Your Own Free-Form Quilts

All levels

2-5 Days

Is your creative muse on vacation? Take your own creative journey with no rules & no rulers (almost).
Free-cut strips, sew together and create an original quilt as you slice, dice, and combine elements in a variety of ways. Ahhhhh...stress free sewing that's better than being on the beach!

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Endless Design Variations

Endless Design Variations

All Levels
1-2 Days

You'll discover simple and exciting variations on strips, squares, and rectangles.  Using "what if?" to guide you, you'll quickly and easily create one-of-a-kind units to use in endless combinations for your own original quilt.

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Fearless Color: Anything Goes!

Fearless Color: Anything Goes!

All Levels
1-2 days

Do color decisions make you tense? Do "split complementary" and "tertiary" confuse you?
Throw away that color wheel and trust your eyes and instincts!

Fanny's Foolproof Color Theory will free you forever from the same old combinations. We'll look at value, fabric personality, combining patterns, and how to work with commercial and hand-prints together. Push your color limits and say goodbye to color angst forever!

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Jump-Starting the Art Quilt with "What If?"

Jump-Starting the Art Quilt with "What If?"

Confident beginner-to-advanced
2-5 days

Fresh out of ideas?  Want to move away from traditional and not sure how? Spark your creativity and banish “blank design wall” syndrome! Leave class with a new way of working and a ton of new ideas!

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Print Original Cloth. Make Original Quilts

Print Original Cloth. Make Original Quilts

Intermediate to advanced
4-5 days

Days 1 & 2 - surface design
Days 3-5 -  create new work using the fabric you printed in class, along with other fabrics. Design/composition, group & individual critique and "what if?" discussisons.

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Streetscapes, Landscapes and Dreamscapes

Streetscapes, Landscapes and Dreamscapes

2 - 3 Days

Free-form castles in the air, subdivisions, urban streets, imaginary landscapes -- anything is possible when you combine strips and geometric shapes to create your own whimsical scene!

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