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FRCQ offers several workshops each year addressing a broad range of skill levels and techniques. New Skills workshops are taught by regional artists and run 1-2 days. Major Workshops, including retreat workshops, are taught by national and international teachers and typically run 2 or more days. Instructor and venue expenses determine tuition for major workshops. Tuition is set with the intent that FRCQ neither makes nor loses money, offering members access to high-quality instructors at the lowest possible cost.

Only current FRCQ members may register for workshops. Registration forms must be completed and mailed with tuition and materials fees (if required) to the Workshop Director. If a workshop does not fill as needed to cover expenses, it may be cancelled 30 days prior to the start of the class. Full refunds will be issued to those registered. If a registered participant elects to withdraw from a workshop, a refund will be issued only if another member on the wait-list can fill the space. Registration is not transferable. For more information about how to register for our workshops, please contact our Workshops team.

Patty Hawkins Take a Concept Matisse it!

Date: Sat. & Sun. July 18th & 19th, 2015IMG_5036

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Place: Tomorrow’s Heirlooms 12031 Tejon Street Westminster, CO 80234

Workshop: $95 Supply Fee: $ 0 Total: $95

Online registration opens May 29, mail in starts May 27.

This workshop is now full. Please send in your paperwork via US mail to be placed on the waiting list.

Hawkins New Skills Workshop

Matisse said his cutting process is like drawing with scissors. Bring YOUR very SIMPLE design ideas: in your visual journals, clippings, sketchbooks and magazine pages (with index card view finders). Collage exercises offer a ROAD MAP to test design & value ideas in small paper projects. By tearing, altering, layering (fuse or glue) while exploring colors, values, shapes & visual textures. FIRST work in paper, in an encouraging atmosphere, throw angst out the window! Collage is trial & error composing, no expectations, for fun and exploration. Small playful studies will lead to fabric quilts; can be created as ONE large image or worked in MULTIPLE blocks. We will talk about Design Elements tricks & the THREE BEARS for unique, personal ways to create, to listen to“your intuition,” to simplify AND work shorter time by working in larger images for compositions.

Susan Brooks Deconstructed Silk Screening

Fri, August 28 OR Sat August 29, 2015brookspicture

Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Place: Boulder Arts Association

4800 W. Baseline Road

Boulder, CO 80303

Workshop: $60 Supply Fee: $15 

Online Registration opens June 12, mail in registration opens June 10

To pay online for the FRIDAY workshop, pay here. 

To pay online for the SATURDAY workshop, pay here.

Once each class is full, you will not be able to pay online.

US Mail in form is below.

Susan Brooks New Skills Workshop

Susan Brooks is a fiber artist and fiber art teacher living in Louisville, CO. Her work is known for her imaginative use of various surface design techniques including deconstructive silk screening, dye painting and hand dyed fabrics. Her work has been juried into many prestigious shows, including Quilt National. Founder of “The Garage” studio in Louisville, CO, Susan is a teacher known for her creativity and generosity of spirit. We will be working with silk screens to create one of a kind, organic looking fabrics. Each screen will deconstruct making a unique one of a kind print.

The morning will be spent making our one of a kind screens with at least three different methods and the afternoon will be breaking down or deconstructing the designs onto fabrics!


Deborah Fell – Paint, Stitch, Create Quilts

Deborah Fell

September 17-19, 2015 at the Longmont Museum


Sign up and pay online here


If you’re looking for a workshop to stretch you gently out of your comfort zone, this class provides the perfect opportunity.

Work with a different approach, a different format, and different materials to create pieces of art on a new level. Using pads of canvas paper, you will create small art quilts that can work in a series. Emphasis will be on using design elements—line, shape, color—to make each piece relate to the others. A variety of techniques/materials will be employed, including paint, layering, mixed media, stamps and stencils, paper, found objects, stitching, and organic mark-making.

Dorothy Caldwell

September 15-18, 2016

Details coming soon!