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IN-PERSON RETREAT: Inspired by Architecture
May 11, 2025 - May 17, 2025
HUDSON RIVER VALLEY ART WORKSHOPS: This is a rare opportunity to take my very popular Inspired by Architecture workshop in a multi-day retreat format! You will finish a small quilt in the time we have together.
Working from photos of architectural elements, I will guide you through the steps to design a minimal, modern fabric quilt… inspired by architecture! You will learn the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. You’ll then add texture and complexity with my unique approach to walking foot machine quilting where the quilting lines become a major design element. Learn to connect multiple quilted units with a great gusset join technique, then add a simple face binding for a modern finish.
This workshop is a five-day in-person event. We will have the luxury of nearly a week of workshop time to design and develop a beautiful modern quilt in a gorgeous setting.
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops is hosting this retreat at their historic 1889 Greenville Arms Inn. Learn, create, and relax in a beautiful setting! At their facility you’ll find an all inclusive setting of a 24-hour climate-controlled art studio, unique lodging, and on-site meals in the beautiful Hudson River Valley region of Upstate New York.
We will also have a special one-day unit on Composing Modern Quilts from Architecture — a great way to build on your composition skills!
The dates for the workshop are May 11–17, 2025. Registration for this May 2025 retreat will appear on the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops website in mid-2024, but you can reach out to them and sign up now. Visit the their website for contact information: