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~ Upcoming Workshops & Classes at the Stitchin' Post ~

Spring 2016 Classes


Jean Wells Keenan
1st Sundays~ Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1

Create with intention. Mix fabric styles while focusing on pattern and color. Bring your surface design pieces you have made to work into the mix, or not. Ask why are you making it, who are you making it for, and where is it coming from. Create a "study" a month focusing on various aspects of design and how they work with your personal style. Many different applications will be explored.

Briefcase Tote

Jean Wells Keenan $30.00
April 2 9:00-3:00
A perfect tote design for carrying a laptop, file folders or knitting project. It's easily adaptable for your project size. The tote fabric has been strip pieced together to create a modern patchwork look. The patchwork fabric is then top stitched in a contrasting thread. This tote could be made from full pieces of fabric too.

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~ 2016 Workshops from Jean Wells ~

Deschutes Quilt by Jean WellsA Sense of Place Quilt Workshop
with Jean Wells

Dates: 08/01/16 to 08/05/16
Location: Madeline Island School of the Arts,
on Madeline Island, La Pointe, WI
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $670.00
- On-campus lodging and meals packages
are available. Please contact MISA for details: or call 715-747-2054

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Class Description: 
Is there a place that is very special to you or that you are in complete awe of? Maybe it is the colors, or a setting, or the ambiance…whatever it is, that will be the starting point for your quilt design.

In this workshop you will work from this special inspiration to create three to four small pieces.  You will begin by focusing on color. Working in a series you will explore composition in an abstract way as well as visual texture.

Jean's books Intuitive Color and Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting are good references.

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intuitive color and design quilt workshop with jean wells

Intuitive Color & Design

At the Stitchin' Post
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Friday - Sunday, April 8 – 10
9-4 pm

Continue the journey and explore new challenges in the form of assignments. The focus of this three-day workshop will be on composition and presentation ideas for art quilts.

Exploring Your Own Personal Theme –
An Art Quilting Adventure!

At the Stitchin' Post
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, May 2 – 6, 2016
9-4 pm

Intermediate or Advanced Students 
(a previous workshop from Jean is recommended)

By experiencing mini composition exercises and beginning a more complex project you will explore your own personal theme in this five-day workshop. Learning to embrace the "critique process" as a means of personal development and discovering innovative ways to design and construct will further you along in the process of finding your own voice in this creative journey you are on. The experience will allow you to develop as a designer and discover new directions for your future work.

exploring your personal theme art quilting workshops with jean wells

color - texture - stitch art quilt workshops with jean wells

Color - Texture - Stitch

At the Stitchin' Post
5-day workshop (includes lunches)
Monday - Friday, October 31 – Nov 4, 2016
9-4 pm

Follow color wherever it leads you and let it help to tell your story! Being spontaneous with color and at the same time exploring stitch and simple surface design techniques you will create beautiful layered like textured fabrics to use in your quilts. Time will be spent on composition techniques that incorporate this type of textiles. For further ideas review Jean's books from C&T, Intuitive Color and Design and Journey to Inspired Art Quilting.

You can sign up for all classes (except the MISA West Workshop) through the Stitchin' Post.

~ Workshops by Jean Wells (In General) ~

intuitive color & design workshop Intuitive Color and Design I
intuitive color and design 2 Intuitive Color and Design II
journey to inspired design book jean wells

Journey to Inspired Art Quilting

metolius quilt class


fields of provence quilt by jean wells

Of the Earth

oof the wall quilts

Off The Wall Quilts

outside the lines quilt workshop with jean wells

Outside the Lines

pacific grove - a sense of place A Sense of Place
simply the land art quilt workshop Simply the Land
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