The Boro Stitch As A Brush Stroke

November 15, 2020 – November 21, 2020

Deborah Fell

Our world moves very fast. This retreat-like boro workshop will focus on slowing down and relishing in process rather than product. Students will create small compositions and use these designs to jumpstart their new work. This is not a technique workshop where you learn how to hand stitch, but how to use the stitch line as mark making on cloth, the brush strokes that make the composition complete. During class, the Gee’s Bend Quilters, and Boro and Kantha stitching practices are examined. Each day will open with a design presentation and participants will explore personal mark making preferences in groups. Supplies needed are minimal and no machines are necessary. Open to all skill levels.


Deborah Fell has been a professional educator for over 30 years and an Artist-in-Residence in Mendocino, California, the Vermont Studio Center, and at the University of Illinois. Her work has been featured on the front cover of Art Quilting Studio and she was the featured artist for the January 2017 Patchwork Professional in Germany. Fell has had art exhibit openings in South Africa, Holland and France and she won the Quilts Japan Prize at the Visions Art Museum in 2018.

Deborah Fell

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2020. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund of deposit.


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