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Quilting With Georgia O’Keeffe: Oh My Heavenly Stars – G210731

Georgia O’Keeffe loved the red and gray hills of Ghost Ranch, her beloved “Pedernal” and the glorious night skies at Ghost Ranch. She used to climb on top of her house and lay and watch the night sky. So let’s join Georgia in creating a few quilted stars.

All skill levels of quilters are welcome, even those “brand new, never have sewn a stitch want to try it quilters.”.Star Blocks offer certain challenges and many quilters shy away from patterns with star blocks in them. Sharp points are essential for a star block and this course will provide you with tips, techniques and shortcuts to give your stars crisp points, matching seams and star blocks that lay flat. Instruction and guidance will be provided for all the components involved in making a quilt.

We will learn how to cut accurately, sew a 1/4″ quilter’s seam, match seams, keep the points, how to design and draft quilt blocks and quilt layout possibilities. Together we will share some of the newest tools of the trade along with practical tips and techniques from fellow quilters.

There will be ‘Star Patterns’ aplenty available from beginner to expert, depending on your skill level and guidance to help you create your own wall hanging, quilt topper, or cozy star throw or an art piece. Best of all, create memories and new friendships as we quilt together. Within the quilting circle there will be the expertise needed to help you solve those pesky quilting problems. Feel free to bring along your own block patterns and personal projects to work on as well.

Like my daddy always said “The more the merrier.” The richness of ideas comes with an abundance of choices.

Our schedule for the week will look like this:
Morning Session: Instruction, practice blocks/techniques and quilting
Afternoon Session: Open studio to continue quilting or explore the ranch, read a book or take a nap
Evening Session: Instruction, Problem-solving and continued quilting

*Remember: We will create with fabric and thread beautiful starry quilt tops, ready to take home and finish the quilting process, along with many happy memories and new quilting friends.

July 18-23

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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  • Ronnie Ashford
    Ronnie Ashford

    Rogene E. Ashford “Ronnie” from Tulsa, OK, has created “Art” since early childhood. At about eight years old, she got into trouble for creating a very large mural in charcoal on the side of the freshly painted stucco garage! She learned to do embroidery at an early age and remembers playing under the quilt frame while her mom, aunties and grandmother stitched and talked. She studied art through high school and college. Throughout her life, she has tried her hand at many art mediums; two mediums of her art have always been paint and thread. Ronnie is an award winning quilter and is active in several local quilt guilds. She has a small ministry of refurbishing older sewing machines and getting them to gals that would love to have a sewing machine, but cannot afford one. Ronnie currently works as a Mental Health Therapist and an Adjunct Professor at Southern Nazarene University. She enjoys family, friends, art, her chickens, gardening, handwork, music, painting, quilting, reading, walking/running and writing. Her philosophy in life is “Laugh Loudly, Live Fully, Love Deeply and Never Ever Go Backward!’’


Jul 18 - 23 2021



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