Maria Shell – Big Botany

Initial Deposit: $250.00

Description

Description

BIG BOTANY—ABSTRACTION THROUGH COLOR, PATTERN, AND REPETITION

April 29-May 3, 2025

Working from several sources of inspiration grounded in the natural world, students will work through a design process that emphasizes sketching, developing color palettes, creating pattern, and problem solving organic construction issues.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Maria Shell’s work is grounded in the tradition and craft of American quilt making. She strives to take the classical components of a traditional bedquilt and manipulate them with the hope of creating surprising combinations of pattern, repetition, and color for the viewer. 

Maria is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation 2011 Winter Award, a Rasmuson Foundation Project Award and two Rasmuson Fellowships (2009, 2013, 2017). She has had several solo and small group shows including Off the Grid which was on view at the Shelburne Art Museum in Shelburne, Vermont from May—October 2022 and On the Grid—Structure as Visual Aesthetic at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiberarts Museum in La Conner, Washington. Her book Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape was published in 2017. You can see more of Maria’s work on her website <http://mariashell.com> or her instagram account <https://www.instagram.com/mariashellquilts/>

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Supply List

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Level

Intermediate to Advanced Quilter

Class Size

Class size is limited to 12 students.

Deposit

Deposit due with registration: $250

Total Workshop Fee

Workshop cost $1295 (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $1170 Workshop + 5 Meals $125

Schedule

Class starts at 9am Tuesday April 29 and concludes at 2pm Saturday afternoon May 3, 2025



Workshop Payment Terms and Policies:

Workshop Deposits:

Deposits can be paid online or via check within one week of registering. Please return the registration form with your payment to hold your space. Deposits are non-refundable.

Workshop Regular Tuition and Lodging:

Regular Tuitions and Lodging Fees for each workshop are listed in the workshop description. Full payment for the workshop is due no later than four months prior to the start 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.

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.

Workshop Refunds:

Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.

Workshop Cancellations:

When we accept your deposit or payment of workshop fees, we understand that circumstances may arise causing cancellation of your plans to attend that workshop. While we sympathize when such a situation occurs, we must adhere to our business policy. All cancellations must be in writing. For cancellations made 120 days or more prior to the start of a workshop, Woodland Ridge Retreat will retain the nonrefundable deposit. If notice of cancellation is received 119 days or less before the start of a workshop, full tuition is forfeited. Full tuition will also be forfeited for no-shows or withdrawals after a workshop has begun.

Please Note:

Woodland Ridge Retreat is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for sessions missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. We strongly urge all students to buy refundable airline tickets in case of workshop cancellations or other unforeseen events and/or purchase trip insurance. All information provided Woodland Ridge Retreat is kept confidential and is NOT shared, sold, or otherwise used by any entity.

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P.O. Box 27

Downsville, WI 54735

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We look forward to seeing you soon!

Chris & Mark Daly

 

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

    • Includes lodging Monday night-Saturday morning.
    • Breakfast is served daily. (Lunch is included in the cost of the workshop)

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental