Maria Shell – Riffing on Tradition
RIFFING ON TRADITION—Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks
May 2-6, 2023
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.
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Adventurous Beginner to Advanced Quilter
Class size is limited to 12 students.
Deposit due with registration: $250
Total Workshop Fee
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 May 6
Workshop Payment Terms and Policies:
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:
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Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.
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.
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Downsville, WI 54735
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We look forward to seeing you soon!
Chris & Mark Daly
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