Workshop Registration begins April 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. PDT
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Susan Carlson Workshops

Susan carlson working on a quilt.

Susan Carlson's pieces are dense with color and texture. The critters, while lifelike in form, are most often imaginatively colored. Still the overall effect is almost realistic, despite the use of purples and pinks and aquas and canary yellows.

Susan Carlson Quilts Website


quilt of multi-colored dog by Susan Carlson

Cutting Loose

quilt of multi-colored fish by Susan Carlson

This class demonstrates a looser approach to the piecing and assembly of a wall quilt. Emphasis will be placed on the collage piecing process. Patterns or templates will not be used. Instead, students will sketch their design onto a foundation fabric and fill in the design with fabrics of their choice. This encourages playfulness, serendipity, and a willingness to “cut loose.” Due to time constraints, students need to create a fish, butterfly, or bug. Optional designs will be available from Susan for a small fee.

Date: Mon/Tues, June 25–26, 2018 (updated)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200 (updated)
Location: Morro Valley Association
1340 Atascadero Rd. (Hwy 41)
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Serendipitous Sea Turtle

Quilt of a multi-colored sea turtle by Susan Carlson

Working with Susan's sea turtle design, she takes you through her Cutting Loose Collage process step-by-step, from fabric selection through quilting and binding. This is a template-free class, encouraging playfulness, serendipity, and a willingness to cut loose. The sea turtle design will be available for use in different sizes.

Date: Wed/Thurs/Friday, June 27–28–29, 2018 (updated)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $275 (updated)
Location: Morro Valley Association
1340 Atascadero Rd. (Hwy 41)
Morro Bay, CA   93442

Workshop Registration Policy

  • There will be no purchases of workshop spaces prior to April 15, 2018, 8 a.m. PDT.
  • Workshop spaces will only be available online through PayPal. Note: You do not need to have an account with PayPal to use your credit card with PayPal.
  • Please remember, you are not registered in the workshop unless you have completed registration through PayPal and have received a confirmation via email verifying your purchase through PayPal. If PayPal does not have record of your purchase, you are not enrolled in the workshop.
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Cancellations, Transfers & Refunds

Workshop registration fees will be refunded for cancellations received before June 1, 2018 minus a $25 cancellation fee. Due to teacher and venue contracts, refunds cannot be made after June 1, 2018.

If unable to attend, you may transfer your reservation to another person at the time of cancellation only. Cancellations and transfer information must be submitted via email to

Wait Lists

If a class is full and you would like to be added to the wait list, please email us at and use one of the following workshop choices in the subject line of your email: 1) Susan Carlson, 6/25-26, Cutting Loose; 2) Susan Carlson, 6/27-29, Serendipitous Sea Turtle. Cancellations that have not been transferred will be filled from the Workshop Wait List.