Quilt National Summer Workshops Series!

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Catalog #TitleInstructorDate(s)Enrollment Open?Early Bird Member CostEarly Bird Non-Member Cost(After May 1st)
Member Cost
(After May 1st) Non-Member CostLab Fee
Q1Session 1 (All Three Q1 Classes)Marianne Williamson, Beth Ferry Pekins, Terrie MangatMay 22-24Yes$300$330$320$350$45(for all three classes)
Q1AMovement& Light: Additions for Art QuiltsMarianne WilliamsonMay 22-23Yes$200$225$225$250$15
Q1BTransformation: Ordinary to Extraordinary Beth Ferry PekinsMay 23Yes$67$67$80$90$20
Q1CHand StitchingAccording to Terrie MangatTerrie MangatMay 24Yes$67$6780$90$10
Q2Session 2 (Three Classes Q2A, Q2B, Q2C)Ellen Oppenheimer, Margarita Korioth, Jean Wells KeenanMay 26-29Yes$550$600$575$625$70
(for all three classes)
Q2AMorning Pop-Up! Origami Modules & Boxes Ellen OppenheimerMay 26Yes$67$75$80$90$15
Q2BInfused Newsprint ClothMargarita KoriothMay 26-27Yes$200$225$225$250$40
Q2CA Sense of PlaceJean Wells KeenanMay 27-29Yes$300$330$320$350$15
Q3Session 3 (Three Classes Q3A, Q3B, Q3C)Kevin Womack, Jennifer Broemel, Sandra Palmer CiolinoJuly29-August 2Yes$600$665$650$725$70
(for all three classes)
Q3ADesigning the SurfaceKevin WomackJuly 29-31Yes$300$330$320$530$40
Q3BCreativity With ClothJennifer BroemelJuly 29-30Yes$67$75$80$90$15
Q3CMachine Quilting: The Basicsand BeyondSandra Palmer CiolinoAugust 1-2Yes$200$225$225$250$15
Q4Session 4 –
Dyeing the Color Wheel )Includes Admission to Quilt Fest (Aug. 30-September 1)
Daren RedmanAugust 30Yes$150$165$175$195$45 (To be paid to instructor)

Session Q00

The Story Shirt Challenge:A contemporary Quilt & Textile Artists’ Challenge

With Danette Pratt

About the Instructor:

Danette Pratt, BA, MFA painting and drawing. Danette Pratt is a retired biological illustrator (Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens OH), fiber art and fine artist, workshop instructor and creator/designer of SeriouslySickSockstm art dolls. Danette is a QN’17 artist and has shown nationally, internationally and has artwork published in many scientific journals/books and art publications. She enjoys analog photography, sewing, weaving, spinning and fabric dying using Shibori techniques while using natural dyestuffs she gathers around her country home/studio. Danette lives in the rural hills of Southeastern Ohio with two fearsome (but loving) Yorkshire terriers that really think of themselves as very large dogs! To see more of Danette’s work, please visit her websites, www.danettepratt.site and seriouslysicksocks.wordpress.com

Session Q1A

Movement& Light: Additions for Art Quilts

With Marianne Williamson

About the Instructor:
Marianne was born in California but grew up in Geneva Switzerland. She was raised bilingual French and English, going to school at the Ecole Internationale, in Geneva. Marianne started taking art lessons at 15, and spent 2 years in Paris concentrating on art history. This classical education served as a good foundation for the degree in Art from L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva, Switzerland. After graduating, there was an opportunity to teach in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania for a year in an International School. It was a fascinating year for a 23 year old to see the different cultures in East Africa in 1966. The next few years Marianne taught in New York and New Jersey, before getting married and having her 3 children. When the children were little the only way to continue working was to work all week in the studio, and go to the art shows on the weekends. The move to a better climate in 1979 brought all kinds of changes to the palette and medium. Textiles were incorporated and that is when quilting started, and it has been the focus of Marianne’s work ever since. Movement and light are the main theme. The work changes depending on where Marianne is at the moment. After living in Denver, Jackson Wyoming and New Mexico, the light and themes vary but the technique stays the same. Marianne has incorporated her knowledge of painting and quilting into her wall hangings. This style has been developed over 20 years of hard work and has become a very distinctive style. This textile art has been accepted into all the main Art Quilt Shows all over the US and abroad. Marianne R. Williamson is a Juried Member of the Studio Quilters Association (SAQA).

Session Q1B

Transformation: Ordinary to Extraordinary

Beth Ferry Pekins

About the Instructor:
I am a fiber artist specializing in quilted art and surface design. I am a New Orleans native and have lived half of my life in the Texas Hill Country. My work has most recently  been shown in a special exhibition at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018 and in the 2017 Sacred Threads Exhibition. I have been published in several issues of “Quilting Arts Magazine” and “Art  Quilting Studio”. I am delighted to be included in QN ‘19 and thrilled to have the opportunity to teach. I am looking forward to the entire experience. A dream come true!


Session Q1C

Hand StitchingAccording to Terrie Mangat

Terrie Mangat

About the Instructor:
When I was six years old I asked for fabric for Christmas and knew then that I wanted to be an artist.  I have since earned a degree in printmaking, attended museums and traveled the world. Currently I make contemporary quilts and paint fabric designs. In the quilt world I am known as the pioneer in embellishment.  I love the potential offered by color, texture and the scale of imagery in quilt making. All of this richness continues to lure me into expression.

Session Q2A

Morning Pop-Up! Origami Modules & Boxes

Ellen Oppenheimer

About the Instructor:
I learned origami from my grandmother Lillian Oppenheimer who started Origami USA, wrote origami books and was instrumental in popularizing origami in the USA.  I have been teaching Origami to elementary school students for 15 years. As a quilter who loves color and geometry I have found folding modules to be very compelling and rewarding. This workshop will teach some of my favorite folds that should be accessible and beautiful.  

Session Q2B

Infused Newsprint Cloth

Margarita Korioth

About the Instructor:
I am a textile artist, author and teacher. Sometimes I work with fabric and sometimes with paper and fabric. Welcome to my site.


Session Q2C

A Sense of Place

Jean Wells Keenan

About the Instructor:
I have been quilting for the last thirty-nine years, writing books, and operating The Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. During that time I have experimented with many different piecing and quilting techniques and worked in series that became books and lectures sharing my ideas with thousands of people. The latest “series” to become a book the summer of 2012 is Journey to Inspired Art quilting. My quilts have been juried into many of the International Quilt Festivals in Houston, the Pacific West Quilt Fest, Mancuso shows in San Francisco, and reside in private collections.

I mostly cut free-hand, creating organic style line work. Recurring themes in my quilts have to do with natural configurations –rocks, trees, grasses, flowers, and the landscape. They are the common thread running through my mind as I work intuitively designing quilts letting the design take on a shape of it’s own. Nature and the world around me is my main source of inspiration. I am fascinated with line, pattern, color, and texture and how to design with these elements. In this ongoing process exploration is my theme.  You can see my commissioned quilts at the Five Pine Conference Center, Sisters City Hall, and Shibui Spa here in Sisters, Oregon; and Gateway Canyons in Colorado.

In July 2010, I became the 40th inductee into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana.

My favorite quote is “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson


Session Q3A

Designing the Surface

Kevin Womack

About the Instructor:
Kevin Womack is a textile artist living in Lynchburg, Virginia. While majoring in the sciences at James Madison University, he satisfied his strong interest in the arts by including several elective art courses as part of his studies. Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and went to work in the IT field. He continued his artist pursuits, exploring photography, metals/jewelry, pottery and oil painting in community art classes.

In 1986, Kevin was introduced to quilting by his maternal grandmother. Having always loved the legacy of family quilts, he decided to have her teach him the tradition. While his interest in other media has waned, his passion for fiber has endured. Over the years, Kevin studied with many accomplished textile artists and developed a love for hand dyeing and patterning fabrics with surface design techniques. His experiments produce a line of unique fabrics and clothing that he exhibits and sells.

Kevin’s artwork and quilts have been exhibited at several local and regional shows.  His collaborative work with artist Eleanor McCain was selected for inclusion in the Quilt National ‘13 exhibition and Quilt Visions Biennial 2014.  In addition to his fabric business, Kevin teaches and lectures nationally.


Session Q3B

Creativity With Cloth

Jennifer Broemel

About the Instructor:
I am a former architect, self taught textile artist.  I was drawn to cloth by the process, I love sewing, hand sewing, machine sewing, embroidery, all of it.  I love experimenting with repurposed fabrics and am especially interested in taking everyday fabrics and working them into something beautiful; unexpected.  My intention is to inspire others to look at the world more mindfully, more carefully. To inspire them to explore their creative urges. Hoping that in trusting their own artistic craving that they can find beauty in the minute and mundane, it is out there, everywhere and once you trust it, it will be found.


Session Q3C

Machine Quilting: The Basics and Beyond

Sandra Palmer Ciolino

About the Instructor:
Sandra Palmer Ciolino is an artist who creates contemporary abstract quilts featuring bold geometric shapes.  Her artwork is exhibited internationally in galleries, art centers, and museums. She grew up in Oak Harbor, OH, graduated in 1972 with a B.A. from Mount St. Joseph College in Cincinnati, and has claimed that city as her home ever since.

Website:  www.sandrapalmerciolino.com

Facebook:  Sandra Palmer Ciolino Art Quilts

Session Q4

Dyeing the Color Wheel )Includes Admission to Quilt Fest (Aug. 30-September 1)

Daren Redman

About the Instructor:
Daren Redman is a three-time Quilt National artists. Her art medium is the quilt made from her hand-dyed fabrics, representing abstract landscapes in textiles. The endless colors in the leaves, grasses, tree trunks, moss in the Indiana landscape is a constant inspiration. Nature and her travels are a recurring theme in her large-scale wall art and 3D textile work. She only uses her hand-dyed fabric in her art which she cuts intuitively to represent her surroundings whether in her back yard or on her travels with her husband through Europe and the United States.

Daren’s artist in residencies have included the 
Grand Canyon National Park with a 3 week stay where she hiked Rim-Rim, photographed, dyed silks and created 8 large-scale 3D textile installations
 while at the North Rim artist cabin. She also was at the Mill Race Center, Columbus, Indiana for one week where she created 2 large art quilts. She was chosen as an artist for the 
Arts in the Parks program with the Indiana Arts Commission and created in the Brown County State Park for 6 days, dyeing silks with natural dyes. Visit Daren at darenredman.com

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