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Quilting: Easy as 1,2,3 – G190735

Workshop ID: G190735
Dates: July 21 - July 27
Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00

Beginners and experienced quilters will enjoy this class. Quilting techniques, tips and shortcuts will be presented to assist you in making quilt blocks that are square, points that are crisp, seams that match and blocks that lays flat. Construction of a variety of quilt blocks ranging from traditional, modern, scrappy and “crazy” will be demonstrated. Together we will create beautiful quilt tops, ready to take home and finish, plus new quilting friends and happy memories.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping RV$835.00
Camping w/Electricity$795.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$675.00
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


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Quilting: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Instructor: Ronnie Ashford

Start Date: 7/21/19, End Date: 7/27/19

Check-In Begins at 3:00pm at the Welcome Center on 7/21/19. Dinner 5:30 – 6:30; Orientation 6:45 pm

Invitation: Howdy Ya’ll! It’s time to learn quilting techniques to build your skills in quilting. All skill levels are welcome even first time quilters. We will create several small quilt tops or join together for a larger quilt top and there will be time to work on your own quilt projects too.

Learning Outcomes: Design and plan amounts of material needed to create a quilt. Make quilt blocks that are accurate in size and with points that match. Quilters will learn to use quilting rulers, rotary cutters, mats, and patterns correctly to ensure accuracy and their physical safety.

Course Schedule:
9:00-12:00 Lesson with Instructor and time to cut and sew blocks, with Instructor nearby for guidance.
1:00-5:00 Open Studio time for you to work on your own special projects or to continue your work or hike, paint, read or take a wonderful afternoon nap.
7:00-8:30 Lesson with Instructor & time to cut and sew blocks, with Instructor nearby for guidance.

Instructor Background: I am honored and blessed beyond words to say that this will be my 6th year to teach at Ghost Ranch. I have been quilting and creating art for as long as I can remember. I love to challenge myself and try something new. Recently I received an ‘Honorable Mention’ for my Quilt “Chihuly meets Hawaii” at the Hawaii Quilt Show in July 2018. My Texas Flag Quilt was entered into the Dallas Quilt Show, March 2019.

Provided Materials: I will be bringing an abundance of fat quarters and yardage to help you create beautiful quilts. I will also provide basic sewing supplies, cutting mats, patterns, books, rotary cutters, rulers, other quilting tools, threads, and sewing machines for those of you that are flying and cannot or do not have those items.

What to Bring:
1. If you are driving please bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. It makes it more fun when you are sewing and using tools you are familiar with.
2. Please bring 12 fat quarters or 6 half yards or 3 one yard cuts or any combo of these for a total of 3 yards of 100% Cotton Fabric, WASHED and PRESSED PLEASE! Your choice of novelty, tone on tone, patterned, solids, etc.
3. Bring your laughter, smile and your willing attitude!! We will have a fantastic week together.

FAQs: Q: Do I need to bring my sewing machine? A: If you are driving and can bring your personal machine it will make your experience better. If you are flying or don’t have a sewing machine just know that there are several machines at Ghost Ranch and I will be bringing sewing machines as well. Just let me know in advance that you will need one.

Q: What are we going to do with the fabric we are asked to bring? A: We will use from the fabrics you bring or use from my fabric stash and then your fabric will help replenish that stash.

Q: How can I reach my Instructor as I have some questions? A: Hey just call or email me, I will be happy to chat with you.Ronnie Ashford 918-902-1999 or

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 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 or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 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 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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