Maria Shell – Riffing on Tradition

May 2-6, 2023

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    Workshop cost (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $1195

    Class starts at 9am Tuesday, May 2nd and concludes Saturday afternoon May 6th, 2023

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

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental

Please note: We are currently requiring Proof of Vaccination for workshops

Class Description

RIFFING ON TRADITION—Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks

In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units. The workshop begins with a presentation of design elements—line, shape, pattern, composition, motion, and color.  We will look at a variety of quilts from all traditions of quilt making to see how individual makers use design elements to create original quilt compositions. From there, students will begin to stitch their own quilt blocks based on design elements.

Maria Shell BIO

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  fiber at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio,  Right Lines  & Circles at the Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum and Gardens in Ormond Beach, Florida,  Line + Shape at the Hello Stitch Studio in Berkeley, California, and The Pieced Canvas at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California.  Her most recent solo exhibition is Off the Grid which will be on view at the Shelburne Art Museum in Shelburne, Vermont from May—October 2022. Her first book Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape was published in 2017. You can see more of Maria’s work on her website or learn more about her process by visiting her blog.

Class size is limited to 12 students.

Visit Maria’s Website
Visit Maria’s Blog

Level: Adventurous Beginner to Advanced Quilter

  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop cost $1195  (add tax for meal portion = $6.88)   (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Workshop starts at 9am Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023 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).  If Covid is still a concern in 2023 we will add evening meals for an additional charge
  • Triple Occupancy $435 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Double Occupancy $585 (lodging plus 5 meals)
  • Single Occupancy $1025 (lodging plus 5 meals) Please book a single room if you snore
  • Add additional nights to your stay for $75 per night
  • (No meals served when class is not in session)
  • Sewing Machine Rental $100/per week

If paying by mail, please register on our website and choose check payment. Check payments must be received 7 business days after registration.

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