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    • Retreat Cost:  $2,100.  
    • Deposit:  $600. due upon registration
    • Includes 5-day workshop (sun -fri),
    • tea & coffee in the studio, first evening wine & Hors d'oeuvres
    • Our workshop venue will be in the Crystal Room in the historic Ashland Springs Hotel. See link below for on-site rooming options.

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Guest Teacher: Paula Kovarik-

"My studio is full to bursting right now. I am swallowed up with ideas and snippets of fabric. Lately I have been using finished art quilts as raw materials for new work. Cutting up quilts that no longer speak to me not only allows me to recycle, reuse and repurpose but also sparks new thoughts and experiences with the work. My art practice is just that: practice. Each piece is a journey through texture, composition and meaning. The ride can be bumpy sometimes but the challenge and insights are rewarding. I use stitch as a way to bring pattern, meaning and texture into the fabrics that I work with. I look forward to exploring new ways to use stitch in our workshop. Through simple exercises that I use every day I seek joy, discovery and energy in the work". Paula Kovarik

...As you can imagine, I am excited to welcome Paula into our Design Outside the Lines studio in March!  See more about Paula on her Website.

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"Deepening my love of painted fabrics combined with stitched details and trims is part of my re-building my wardrobe project. I am always energized by making with new and unexpected materials. ...a collaboration with my son, Miles resulted in a linen shirt in his painted and stamped fabrics. Exploring new combinations and ways to say 'YES' will carry me into the spring when we come together, here in the Ashland Studio, to play!" Diane


Sharing our design skills, we will guide you in growing your process. We are looking forward to sharing with each participant. This workshop is an opportunity to explore your roots & create a new way to express your your passion for textiles. 


    Payment Options-

    A  $600.  deposit will hold your space, with the balance due 60 days out from the event. Below are links to make payments, or checks can be mailed to:

       Diane Ericson- 954 Golden Aspen Pl • Ashland, OREGON • 97520

     Cancellation policy:  Your deposit  is non-refundable.  You may transfer your reservation to another person or to another retreat within a year if unable to attend.     

    LODGING- Lodging is not included.  A special rooming rate is being offered to retreat participants at the Ashland Springs Hotel, until 60 days out for the event. Contact the hotel or go online to make reservations:

    Visit our booking site at 

    Enter the date of their stay and number of nights

    Enter your GROUP ID #504866 in the Group ID field

     Located  in Southern Oregons beautiful Rogue Valley, this Design Outside the Lines  Retreat might just be the perfect inspiration for spring design work!  

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