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Not Your Grandmother’s Quilt – G201028

Workshop ID: G201028
Dates: October 11 - October 17
Price: $775.00 - $1,540.00

Create an art quilt by using many pieces of fabric to create an image – a vision – your own concept. Instead of cutting out a particular object, like a bird or a boat, and sewing it on to your cloth as you would with applique, you will actually form the object itself by piecing and sewing together different colors and patterns of cloth. Imagine piecing together a dozen or so pieces to create a leaf, or using bright colors against patterns to create water or grass, layering fabric upon fabric to create depth and dimension. There are no patterns to follow. Just follow your imagination. It’s almost impossible to make a mistake. You do not have to be an expert sewer – you just need to know how to use a sewing machine and scizzors! You don’t even have to draw a straight line. And, remember, this is not your grandmother’s patterned quilt. You will be creating a piece of art work to hang on your wall that comes from your heart. You will learn how to work with color combinations and patterns to create objects in a way that you never imagined. We will begin by creating journal covers to give you time to experiment with this new technique. You will then be working on a larger piece (36×36 or larger) creating a representational piece – a landscape, still life, or people. Your third piece (also large) will be something you create that is abstract in nature. We will work in the mornings after breakfast and depending on the participants, decide if we want to work in the afternoon or after dinner. The schedule is flexible and we’ll be working together every step of the way.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - No Meals$850.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - Meals$1,055.00
Camping - No Meals$785.00
Camping - Meals$990.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
Carol Marshall

Carol Marshall is an artist, who having never sewn before and continuing to grow her art from mural painting, began to create scenes with fabric – transforming her visions into art quilts. Using scraps of

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note: Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night for rooms with communal bath, $100 per night for rooms with private or shared bath when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space. For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Sunday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Thursdays - Mondays, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
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