ADK Quilt Conference

October 18 - October 20, 2021

Next Session: Monday, October 18, 2021 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / All Day

Save the Dates! A new addition to our annual Quilts Unlimited Exhibit will be the ADK Quilt Conference, to be held October 18th- 20th. There will be two full days of workshops, featuring both traditional and art quilting techniques, an Opening Reception on Monday October 18th, a Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday October 19th. Coffee, Breakfast Cakes and Muffins each morning and more!

By registering for the full three day conference your fee will included Monday nights opening reception, breakfast and lunch Tuesday & Wednesday, access to our scheduled lectures, Tuesday night dinner, and your choice of 1 full day workshop, or 2 half day workshops. 

By registering for each individual day your fee will included 1 full day workshop or 2 half day workshops which take place on that specific day, scheduled lectures from professionals in the field, and scheduled meals. 


Full Conference $150

Monday Night $25


Tuesday $125


Wednesday $100


Monday October 18th: 

Opening reception

Featured lecture by Catherine Bertini, discussing "The Goodbye Quilt" 
Click Here to Learn More about "The Goodbye Quilt"

Hors D’oeurves

Cash Bar


October 19th

8am-9am - Breakfast

9am-12pm (12pm-1pm lunch) - Pochoir Printing with Jane Davila 

1pm-4pm (12pm-1pm lunch) - Nature Print Pastiche with Jane Davila

9am-4pm (includes an hour lunch break - 12pm-1pm) - Happy Villages with Karen Eckmeier 

5pm - Catered Dinner followed by Lecture by Karen Eckmeier

October 20th

8am-9am - Breakfast

9am-12pm (12pm-1pm lunch) - Monoprinting on Fabric (with Gelli Plates) with Linda Stern 

9am-4pm (includes an hour lunch break - 12pm - 1pm) - Successful Scrap Quilts with Margaret Sykes

1pm-4pm (12pm-1pm lunch) - Making Art Quilts Incorporating Metal and Found Objects with Nancy Mirman

12:15pm-12:45pm - Lunchtime Lecture by Jane Davila

4pm - Conference Ends



Happy Villages with Karen Eckmeier Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm: Explore the freedom of fabric collage! No seams to piece or match, no lines to trace, just free form cutting of step and window shapes. Step by step, students will see their very own little village magically come to life. Finished size will be: 16 and 1/2 inch square. A materials list of required items will be sent to students once they register. Students may choose to bring a sewing machine for this class. Most students will prefer to spend time leisurely collaging, however for those who tend to work quickly, bringing your machines to us at the end of the day is highly advised. This is a full day workshop option 

Pochoir Printing with Jane Davila Monday 9:00am - 12:00pmBe inspired by Moroccan and Art Deco cement tiles to Create a unique design for printing on fabric. Students will learn and use an updated version of stencil printing technique. This will allow students to make their own custom fabric for their next quilt or sewing project. Students will learn about the registration for nearly perfect printing, repeat patterns, single and multi-color designs, and much more. Students will receive a list of materials needed after registration. By the end of class students will leave with 2 to 3 large pieces of original fabric and the knowledge to make more. A wide variety of tiles will be presented for inspiration during this workshop. This is a half day workshop option

Nature Printing with Jane Davila Monday 1:00pm - 4:00pm: In this class students will learn how to combine a variety of surface design & printing techniques to incorporate on fabric, and make into a small collage with hand stitching. Students will print leaves, veggies, or fish onto fabric to create their main subject for a quilt or other sewing project. Students will learn to make their own blocks to print for their background, and also learn how to remove color with a discharge technique for some fabric accents. Students will finish their unique collage with big stitch quilting. A full materials list will be sent out to students once they are registered for the class. This is a half day workshop option 

Successful Scrap Quilts with Margaret Sykes Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm: Scrap quilts should seem to be made with random assortments of fabric scraps, but successful scrap quilts require planning, as all quilts do. It is all about color value, not necessarily the fabric choices themselves. In this class, Margaret will explain how she goes about choosing fabrics for her award winning quilts, and how she chooses the patterns for those quilts. Students will be guided by Margaret through the planning stages, so that they can start to create their own successful scrap quilt. Students will be looking at how they choose a pattern, how to select the right color values of their fabrics, what results they are looking to achieve, tips for easy pricing, and most important of all where do they start! All students are required to bring their own sewing machine to class, so they can get start on their quilt assembly. A full list of materials will be sent out to students after registration. This is a full day workshop option

Monoprinting on Fabric with Linda Stern Tuesday 9:00am - 12:00pm: In this workshop, students will be Monoprinting on fabric while exploring how to create layers of texture using different kinds of plates and mask-making tools. Student will experiment with additive and subtractive techniques using gelli plates and other surfaces. Some of the prints will be masterpieces, but students will also explore how to salvage and over dye less successful prints to add interest. Fabric paints and printing tools will be provided. Students will bring white fabric and walk away with prints and ideas for how to incorporate your one-of-a-kind fabrics into an art quilt. A full materials list will be sent to students once they register. This is a half day workshop option 

Making Art Quilts Incorporating Metal and Found Objects with Nancy Mirman Tuesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Fabric is marvelous, but adding metal or found objects can take your art quilts into a new and interesting direction. Students will learn how to play around with wire, metal mesh, and metal sheeting in copper, brass and silver as embellishments, or as the central focus of their quilts. The various metals are included with the class fee! Students will also consider the use of found objects which could be... anything they find of interest. This could be leaves, paper or maps, cardboard, tree bark, old costume jewelry, washers, small twigs, the list is endless! Students are asked to come to this class with two small background pieces, and by the end of class will have created two works of art. A full materials list will be sent out to students once they register. This is a half day workshop option 




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