Wrapping up Spring 2018 workshops - IN AND AROUND TOWN

April - Empty Spools Seminars

Spring Classes started with Empty Spools Seminars, where I taught a 5-day In And Around Town workshop at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA.

City scapes, street scapes, villages, neighborhoods, castles, houses, barns, doors, windows, anything that has a dwelling or part of it serves as inspiration for this workshop and this year we even had historic water towers and tank houses of Sonoma County, CA. Some of the places we visited were Portugal, San Francisco, Italy … several times, Chicago, Ireland, Croatia, Arizona, Greece, New Mexico, and some stayed in California.

All these works are pieced … we make lace for embellishing … we discharge fabrics to create weathered looks … we work hard … we share … we enjoy our time together as a group.

This was our large classroom with plenty of room to spread out, and we did spread out! The community scrap pile in the center of the room came in very handy for that bit of yellow we needed or for that special treasure that was someone else’s discard.

Here is a peek at Allison’s Portugal scene, Nikki’s Italy in San Francisco and Susan’s Fairy Tale. These are sections of their work…

… Pam’s San Francisco row houses, Jo’s historic water towers and tank houses, and Sue’s Chicago skyline…

... and here they are, all 20 of them!

Of course, there is always time to wander the beaches of this beautiful place.

See you next year in March!


Allison Lockwood (Jun 3, 2018)

Hilde, thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Your class was one of my favorite workshops at Asilomar!

Donna Cooper (Jun 3, 2018)

These quilts absolutely scream with happiness! Congrats to a wonderful teacher!

Jan Aken (Jun 2, 2018)

I’d love to take ur class but every time I sign up for one if ur class even on the very moment registration starts ur class is full sigh

Jan Sturtevant (Jun 1, 2018)

I have fond memories of working in that room in 2017, and of being at Asilomar–an almost magical place. I loved your class, Hilde.

These quilts are all amazing, beautiful, so different, and fun!

Elizabeth Bamberger (Jun 1, 2018)

Fabulous work by your students, and so varied! It probably doesn’t hurt that they have an excellent teacher, either! Love the photos of the beaches - one year, I’ll get myself to Asilomar, it looks heavenly.

Melanie Grant (Jun 1, 2018)

What a great class and gorgeous location! Wonderful and unique work from all of your students!

Jo Kellar (May 31, 2018)

Hilde, You are awesome and your photography is outstanding.

Gerrie Congdon (May 31, 2018)

What great work they produced!! I used to go to Empty Spools when I lived in California. Love it there.
Leave a comment