Sheila Frampton Cooper: Applique + Piecing = New Possibilities

June 21-25, 2022

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

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

    Class starts at 9am Tuesday, June 21st and concludes Saturday afternoon June 25th, 2022

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

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental

Class Description

Please note: Proof of Vaccination Required for this Workshop

In this workshop, students will compose a design, create a full-scale pattern on freezer paper, and assemble the forms using a technique called Appli-piecing, originally developed by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.

By using this technique, you can bring almost any complex abstract idea into quilt form. You will retain a clean, graphic look and when complete, you will have a quilt top pieced together with a 1/4” seam allowance.

As I guide students in creating a simple or complex design, I will encourage that the process is undertaken with openness and ease. Students will play with shape, scale and movement. We will also discuss creating a value study, and then choosing your palette.

Students will be provided with small compositions to assemble and become comfortable with the technique before they start designing. In addition, I will present a slideshow that illustrates the steps in the process.

It is my desire to bring something fresh and new into this world, and encourage my students to do the same. While this technique requires planning and a pattern, you can be very free with your drawing and have fun while doing it!


After channeling her artistic muse to painting, jewelry making and architectural photography for many years, Sheila plunged into abstract quilt-making in 2010. Guided by no plan, no sketch and no agenda, but fed by intuition and inspired by nature’s palette, she speeds into journeys of revelation and surprise in her quilt studio. Her live intensity is apparent in the colors, lines and shapes of her improvisational textile works.

“Whether I’m painting, drawing or piecing a studio quilt, moving head first into the unknown fuels my creativity,” Sheila said. “I relish all the surprising discoveries along the way as the journey starts to reveal itself to me.”

Since embarking on her fiber art adventure, Sheila has won awards at major quilt shows, including: IQA World of Beauty in Houston, AQS Show in Paducah and Road to California. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, France, Italy, England, China and Japan.

Sheila is also a passionate teacher and has shared her process in workshops around the world. She says, “Another wonderful change quilting brought into my life was the opportunity to teach. It is a privilege for me to witness what my students accomplish in 5 days! I am honored to hold the space and guide them as they discover the freedom, joy, and for some, the slight discomfort that comes from not knowing the outcome of their creations”.

Class size is limited to 12 students.

Visit Sheila’s Website

Level: Adventurous Beginner to Advanced Quilter

  • Deposit due with registration: $250
  • Workshop cost $1050  (add tax for meal portion = $5.50)   (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)
  • Workshop starts at 9am Tuesday, June 21, 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 and Dinner is served daily  (noon meal provided with price of workshop)
  • Triple Occupancy $520 (lodging plus 10 meals)
  • Double Occupancy $670 (lodging plus 10 meals)
  • Single Occupancy $1110 (lodging plus 10 meals) Please book a single room if you snore
  • 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.

Sheila Frampton Cooper Applique Registration Form 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