Cindy Grisdela – Artful Improv

August 16-20, 2022

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    Workshop cost (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $1050

    Class starts at 9am Tuesday August 16, 2022 and concludes Saturday at 4pm.

    • Includes Lodging Monday Night-Saturday Morning
    • Includes Breakfast Served Daily (Noon meals included in class fee)
    • Dinner will be on your own.

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental

Class Description

Artful Improv – Permission to Play!

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. This extended format class goes into these ideas in depth, as well as discussing quilting options and alternative finishing techniques.  Basic sewing skills and a machine in good working order necessary.

Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced quilters welcome

  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop Fee: $995 (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Sewing Machine Rental $100 per week
  • 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 August 15-19, 2022: Monday Night – Saturday Morning:
  • Meals served: Breakfast is served daily (noon meal is included in the price of the workshop)
  • Evening meals will be on your own
  • Triple Occupancy $420 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Double Occupancy $570 (lodging plus 5 meals
  • Single Occupancy $1010 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Add additional nights to your stay for $50 per night
  • (No meals served when class is not in session)

If paying by mail, contact us to hold a place for one week until deposit is received.

Cindy Grisdela Registration Form 2022

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 $100 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