Workshop & Instructor Information

Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell


The Three Sisters: Raw Edge Applique, Foundation Piecing, & Mark Making

Oct 13 - 19, 2019

5-Day Workshop

All Levels

This unique, coloring outside the lines, retreat-like workshop with Deborah Fell focuses on how raw edge appliqué, foundation piecing, and mark making, can create more options for your design toolbox. Content will include using these techniques with the collage method to create a more consistent design style. Using this method allows you to have greater choices when approaching the design and implementation of an art quilt. Along with celebrating the imperfect, the organic line and making mistakes, this method opens up innovative avenues for construction options.

Participants will also learn the power of limiting your color palette for materials. Daily presentations and discussions will focus on how your art relates specifically to these topics. Deborah will teach techniques designed to strengthen your ability to make design elements relate. Over the course of the workshop, participants will create several small compositions incorporating these techniques, which can be used to jump start a series. The goal is to walk away from this workshop with more tools and options for you to use in your work.

About Deborah Fell

Deborah Fell is a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium.  She is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and ArtQuilt Network.  Deborah’s art focuses on abstract, organic shapes while using surface treatment such as dyeing and painting fabric, photography and reclaimed materials.  Deborah has been a professional educator for over 30 years.  Besides teaching at-risk high school students in a public high school setting, Deborah has taught various art workshops at national symposiums, community college and continuing education.  Deborah obtained a Masters degree from Northern Illinois University as well as graduate work at University of Illinois, University of New Hampshire and a fellowship at Northwestern University.  In 2010 Deborah was asked to assist the host of CBS’s television show, Extreme Home Makeover, in creating the art piece for the master bedroom project for the new house build in the east central Illinois area. The fall of 2011 Deborah received an artist-in-residence at the Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, California.  In 2012 Deborah started teaching art quilt related courses at the University of Illinois through OLLI program. The winter 2012 issue of Art Quilting Studio features Deborah’s work on the front cover.  In 2013 Deborah completed an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois Figure One Gallery in Champaign, Illinois.  Art exhibit openings in South Africa in 2014, Holland in 2015, and France in 2016, continue to strengthen Deborah’s art visibility at the international level.

Learn more about Deborah on her website; http://deborahfell.com/

Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $680.00
Full 5-Day Package*: $1,664.00-$1,832.00 + Service Charge & Tax

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or find a buddy and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information your options to enroll here.

Deborah Fell
Deborah Fell
Deborah Fell
Deborah Fell