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Reinvent and Experiment

October 13 - 18, 2024

Melissa Everett  ·  website

Workshop Overview

In this workshop students will dive into the practice of quilt-making as an act of love and expression. The workshop will examine traditional quilt patterns and how to construct them. Students will work through surface design techniques with fiber reactive dyes as well as experiment with markers altering our fabrics, and will find inspiration, design and plan a quilt. Quilt math, quilt-making principles and applique, will be introduced, demonstrated and left for the taking. Open to all skill levels.


  • Vat dyeing with fiber reactive procion dyes
  • Painting with thickened fiber reactive procion dyes
  • Quilt making fundamentals


  • Natural textile fibers
  • Fiber reactive dyes
  • Sewing machines
  • Interfacing


  • A quilt, a textile collage and/or new fabrics for your next project



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Melissa Everett is a self-taught quilter and textile artist living in Knoxville, TN. She received her BS from the University of Tennessee in Therapeutic Recreation in 2005. Always drawn to art and its importance in her life, she returned to art after the arrival of her first child. Everett’s work has been exhibited in national quilt shows; QuiltCon 2015, 2019, Modern Quilt Showcase at Houston International Quilt Festival 2019. As well as many exhibitions locally. She is the curator of Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild’s biennial modern quilt shows; an exhibit which brings her great joy in sharing the art and craft of quilting with larger audiences. Her work has also been published in QuiltFolk and Quilt Now magazines. Melissa is a process artist who moves organically through surface pattern design, experimentation with textiles and quilting.

  • Melissa Everett
  • Melissa Everett
  • Melissa Everett


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

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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