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Piecing Perspectives–Medallion Madness!

Genre: Quilting
Location: Madeline Island

Piecing Perspectives–Medallion Madness!

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Instructor: This Course has 3 Instructors
Maria Shell
Sarah Bond
Cindy Grisdela

About This Workshop

Join quilting experts Sara Bond, Cindy Grisdela, and Maria Shell for a 360 degree exploration of contemporary pieced patchwork. Each student will be creating their own medallion style quilt inspired by lessons in color, design, composition, and technique.

Workshop Structure Overview
Each day students will gather to hear ALL three teacher’s perspectives on a particular subject matter. Lecture and Demo sessions will last approximately 1 hour with each teacher presenting for about twenty minutes. Then the students will decide which approach of the three presented they would like to incorporate into their own medallion quilt. For example, each teacher will give a mini lecture on their approach to triangles, the student can then decide to incorporate one, two, or all three perspectives on the triangle into their medallion quilt. Think of it as ala carte quilt making! When lectures are not in session, teachers will be available for small group demos, one on one consults, and more.

Lecture and Demo Sessions will be held at 9AM and 1PM daily.
NOTE—Each teacher will present their prespective on the topic for each Lecture & Demo session. Once the lectures are given, students will work independently and/or with teacher help to build their medallion quilts.

AM—Discussion about Color Palettes
PM—Discusion about Lines, Squares and Rectangles

AM— Discussion about how to Select Your Medallion Center and How to Combine Improv with
Traditional Piecing
PM—Discussion about Pointy Shapes

AM—Discussion about Circles & Curves
PM—One on one Student Consults—Student will sign up in advance to get feedback on design
and composition.

AM—Round Table Q&A about Construction Issues and Moving Your Composition Forward
PM—One on one Student Consults—Student will sign up in advance to get feedback on design
and composition.

9AM—11AM Final Stitching Frenzy
11AM—The Big TADA–A showcase of Student Work with lots of oohs and ahhs.
1PM—Continued one on one consults

About the Instructors:

Instructor: Maria Shell
Shell’s quilt compositions are grounded in tradition, meant for the wall, and surprisingly modern. She is an improv quilt designer who likes to control all aspects of the quilt making process. Cut, Press, Stitch, Shape is her quilting motto.

Instructor: Cindy Grisdela

Cindy creates abstract designs in fabric with a focus on color and line. Her work is designed improvisationally without a preconceived pattern, a little bit like jazz music, where each decision about color and shape influences the next.

Instructor: Sarah Bond
Sarah Bond is a piecer by preference – it’s her favorite thing to do. She looks at almost every design with her brain tuned to construction and is always thinking about how all her elements will come together. Those elements are inspired and informed by classic quilt elements. She loves complexity and repetition.


Click below to watch an informational webinar with Maria, Sarah and Cindy:


Workshop Details

Dates: 09/29/2025 to 10/03/2025
Level: All Levels
Tuition: $1250.00
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Departure Date: 10/03/2025

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