Workshop Locations

Currently, some workshops will be ZOOMING to you.  A link will be sent to your email a few days before the workshop.  In person workshops will confirm location details once registration opens.


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 Workshop with Karen Foster --- In Person

Saturday January 14th, 2023   10am - 3:30pm

Improv Abstraction - Playing with Parts & Possibilities

@ Sally Griffin Center - 700 Jewell Ave, Pacific Grove.


All skill levels

A class that sets aside the need for perfection & predictability, encourages a relaxed approach to machine piecing mild and severe curves while exploring improvisational design. Students are asked to prepare a portion of their fabric in advance (see homework) and will choose the level of freeform vs structure in their composition with guidance and support during the workshop. 

Location & Registration Details TBA

Kathrin Brown, Programs 

Workshop Fee: $50

ZOOM Workshop

Saturday's--March 11th & 18th. 9am to Noon.  

Julia. McLeod

Starting with Silk


In this 6-hour workshop you will learn how to use silk fabrics in your quilt-making. We will - 

  • Identify silk fabrics and distinguish them from those made with other fibers

  • Discuss fusible stabilizers and how to use them 

  • Learn an improvisational crazy-piecing method 

  • Learn fabric foundation piecing. We will draft our own simple muslin foundations 

This workshop has three elements: You’ll begin by determining the fiber content of your fabrics by using the burn test. We will then cover two very different ways to work with silk: first, a very free, improvisational piecing technique I call ‘Pieces, Pairs and Panels’ and second, a foundation piecing method that gives stability and ultra-precise results, even with the lightest weight silks.

Working with your stash, you’ll construct elements in these two techniques that can be combined into a small, pillow-sized finished piece.


Learn more about Julia 

Workshop Fee: $48

Registration: Online at or contact Kathrin Brown

Kathrin Brown, Programs