The MPQ Major Workshop Committee Announces


Joen Wolfrom

Color and Design



Joen has been part of the quilt-teaching and designing scene for over 30 years. Although she loves many styles of quilting, Joen particularly enjoys creating textile art that celebrates the beauty of nature and  working in an innovative fashion with traditional quilt designs. Joen is noted for both her color use and her use of simple, clean design lines in her textile art and quilts.

She has taught and lectured around the world in color, design, and her innovative techniques for more than a quarter century.

Joen has authored fourteen books and products. Her latest, Color Play Second Edition was released recently. Joen’s other books include Adventures in Design, Visual Coloring, Color Play First Edition, Landscapes &Illusions, The Visual Dance, The Magical Effects of Color, Patchwork Persuasion, and Make Any Block Any Sizes. She is the innovator of the popular 3-in-1 Color Tool.


To learn more about Joen, visit her website at www.joenwolfrom.com.


Workshop Descriptions


JW1:   A Celebration of Color

Thursday, October 25, 2018             Class length:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

All skill levels

If you are apprehensive about selecting colors and fabrics for your quilt projects and you only have one day to learn color basics, then this class is for you. You will lear

n what companion colors work best with your favorite color, how you can create your own dynamically-colored quilts, and how you can use your favorite colors to their fullest potential. Also, you will learn how easy it is to work intuitively with color through visual coloring. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn about color basics in one day.

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JW2:   A Marriage of Blocks

Friday, October 26, 2018                  Class length:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

All skill levels

Create beautiful original traditional designs by learning how to use blending-block and exploding- block design techniques. You will be surprised at how easy it is to create exciting new designs with many of our much-loved traditional patterns. By the end of class, you should have at least one new design to use in a future quilt.  Please note: handout fee for exercises: $2.00.


JW3:   “Lighting Up” Your Quilts

Saturday, October 27 AND Sunday, October 28, 2018

Class length:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days

All skill levels

It’s surprising how easy it is to light up your quilts with seemingly magical color effects.  We begin class by going over the most important color basics, so that you have a good foundation of color understanding. Then we will explore the fascinating world of color illusions in quilts, beginning with depth, luminosity, and luster. As time permits, we will experiment with the illusions of shadows, highlights, and transparency. It is my goal to have you leave class excited to begin using these amazing illusions in your future quilts. (This is my favorite color class.)

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