Deborah Fell – The Three Sisters: An Unconventional Approach to Foundation Piecing, Raw Edge Applique and Hand Stitching

May 5-9, 2020
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Workshop Fee:

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Class Description

The Three Sisters: An Unconventional Approach to Foundation Piecing, Raw Edge Applique & Hand Stitching

Why a trilogy? The magic of threes comes together with an unconventional approach to foundation piecing, raw edge applique and hand stitching. Combining these techniques opens a door to the possibility of new approaches to design decisions. Students will begin by making small compositions, using the combined elements of fabric and art paper. Guidance is provided on how to translate these small compositions into larger scale compositions. Panel piecing, using muslin as a base, is explored as a manageable option of working with small fabric scraps to create an image. Approaching hand stitching as a mark making design element, brings the final magic to the trilogy. Students are provided with direct instruction through demos, presentations and handouts. Content includes using these techniques with the collage method to create a more consistent design style. Using this approach allows you to have greater choices when approaching the design and implementation of an art quilt. Students will also learn the power of limiting your color palette for materials. Along with celebrating the imperfect, the organic line and making mistakes, this method opens up innovative avenues for construction options. Imperfection is encouraged. This workshop will provide more tools and options for you to use in your work.

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginners to Advanced.  Students must know how to use a sewing machine

  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop Fee $980 (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Class starts at 9am daily and ends at 4pm on the last day of the workshop
  • On site lodging available for an additional fee:
  • Lodging May 4th-8th, 2020: Monday Night – Saturday Morning:
  • Meals served: Breakfast is served daily
  • Evening meals will be on your own
  • Triple Occupancy $390 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Double Occupancy $545 (lodging plus 5 meals
  • Single Occupancy $985 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Add additional nights to your stay for $50 per night
  • (No meals served when class is not in session)

Prefer to register by mail?  Be sure to contact us to reserve your place, then fill out the registration form below and return with your payment in full within the week.

Deborah Fell Registration Form 2020

Important info:

Classroom and lodging space is limited. Classes are limited to 12 students and available on a first come first served basis.

Please note:

  • Deposits can be paid via Paypal on our website or via check with in one week of registering. Please complete above registration form, and complete the checkout process with your payment to hold your space. Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Five months prior to the workshop additional information about the workshop, supplies needed, and accommodations will be mailed along with an invoice for the balance due.
  • Balances are due four months before the first day of the workshop. A 10% charge will be added for late payments. Check payments are preferred for balances.  Credit cards are accepted but the fees assessed by the credit card company will be passed along to the student.
  • Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses, in which case travel insurance is recommended when coming by plane or train.
  • Sewing machines available for rental at $85 per week.

Mail checks to:
Woodland Ridge Retreat
P.O. Box 27
Downsville, WI 54735
Make checks payable to: Woodland Ridge Retreat

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Chris & Mark Daly