Sheila Frampton Cooper – Developing Your Visual Voice with Motifs

Initial Deposit: $250.00



Developing Your Visual Voice with Motifs

August 20-24, 2024

What is a motif? It is the single most important thing that will make your work unique.

You may wonder – what is a motif exactly? Basically it’s a shape that is dominant in your work. It’s a design that is either formed by putting multiple shapes together to make a new shape, or just creating a standalone shape that becomes recognizable in your work. 

This is not a project workshop…

Meaning that you might not finish this workshop with “one” finished piece. This is an exploration.

However, you will complete this workshop with a bag full of tricks and tools that you can reach into when you start creating. Each day you will be provided with a new exercise. The results will vary for each of you. It is very important to me that you have the freedom to go where this process takes you. And having said that, some of you might end up with a few small finished pieces, but that is not the goal.

In this workshop, we will be exploring…

The history of motifs, and the significance in art and design.

The importance of value, scale and of course – color… And much more. 

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Intermediate to Advanced Quilter

Class Size

Class size is limited to 12 students.


Deposit due with registration: $250

Total Workshop Fee

Workshop cost $1250 (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $1125 Workshop + 5 Meals $125


Class starts at 9am Tuesday August 20 and ends at 2pm on Saturday August 24, 2024

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.

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


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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