Deborah Fell – Creating the Illusion of Depth in Art Quilts

July 19-23, 2022

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    If You DO Require Lodging, Please Fill Out the Information Below.

    Workshop cost (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $995

    Class starts at 9am Tuesday, July 19th and concludes Saturday afternoon July 23rd, 2022

    • Includes lodging Monday night-Saturday Morning.
    • Breakfast is served daily. (Lunch is included in the cost of the workshop)
    • Evening meals will be on your own.

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental

Class Description

Creating the Illusion of Depth in Art Quilts

Discover a variety of ways to create the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional plane (in our case, a quilt.) Along with fabric, students will work in a collage style, using mixed media techniques along with paint, paper and found objects to create a series of small studies. We will paint, sew, fuse and glue, concentrating on design principles such as overlapping, placement, size, value, and focus. In the end, you will leave with a better sense of command over how to create the illusion of three dimensions, depth and foreground/background within your two-dimensional art.

Level: Beginner to Advanced Quilter

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Workshop Supply List

  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop cost $995  (add tax for meal portion = $5.50)   (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Workshop starts at 9am Tuesday, July 19, 2022 and ends Saturday afternoon at 4pm
  • On site lodging available for an additional fee:
  • Lodging available Monday Night – Saturday Morning
  • Meals provided with Lodging: Breakfast is served daily  (noon meal provided with price of workshop)
  • 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)
  • Sewing Machine Rental $100/per week

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

Deborah Fell Registration Form 2022

Artist Biography

Deborah Fell is a full time studio artist committed to the quilt medium.  She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Art Quilt Network.  Deborah’s art focuses on abstract, organic shapes while using surface treatments such as dyeing and painting fabric, photography and reclaimed materials.  Deborah has been a professional educator for over 30 years.  Besides teaching at risk high school students in a public high school setting, Deborah has taught various art workshops at national symposiums such as Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Quilting by the Lake and Art Quilt Tahoe.  Deborah obtained a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University as well as graduate work at University of Illinois, University of New Hampshire and a fellowship at Northwestern University.  In 2003 Deborah is currently in Quilt National and in Visions in 2018.  In 2010 Deborah was asked to assist the host of CBS’s television show, Extreme Home Makeover, in creating the art piece for the master bedroom project for the new house build in the east central Illinois area. The fall of 2011 Deborah was an Artist-in-Residence at the Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, California.  In 2012 Deborah started teaching art quilt related courses at the University of Illinois through OLLI program. The winter 2012 issue of Art Quilting Studio featured Deborah’s work on the front cover.  In 2013 Deborah completed an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.  Deborah was an Artist-in-Residence at the Nantucket School of Design and the Arts in the summer of 2016, along with the Vermont Studio Center in the fall of 2017.  Deborah was the featured artist for the January 2017 Patchwork Professional in Germany, which featured an architectural series focusing on German architectural elements.  Art exhibit openings in South Africa in 2014, Holland in 2015, and France and Cape Town in 2017, continue to strengthen Deborah’s art visibility at the international level.  Deborah’s art quilt in Visions 2018 won the Quilts Japan Prize, along with teaching in Tokyo in 2019, and Australia in 2022.

Important info:

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

  • Deposits can be paid via credit card 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