Fabric Collage

Deborah Boschert

Date: November 7-11, 2021

Name of Event: 

“Embroidered fabric Collage"

Medium: Mixed

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open

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Reserve your Spot with Deborah  $1950

When you click the reservation button you will have the option to make a minimum deposit of $650,

to pay 50%

or to save $100 by paying in full


About "Embroidered Fabric Collage"

Hand stitching brings fabric collage to life! Combine fused appliqué with improvisational hand embroidery to create two unique, personal small art quilt collages. Learn several embroidery stitches and how to incorporate them into your design for maximum texture, interest and artistry. We’ll cover tips for fused appliqué and improvisational composition. Plus demos of Deborah’s favorite stitches, time for one-on-one suggestions and Q&A.

Appropriate for all levels.

Artist Bio

Deborah Boschert is an artist, author and teacher.

She creates art quilts with layers of fabric, paint and stitching.


The personal symbols and details in her work reflect her experiences and feelings about places she’s lived and the things she’s done. In her art quilts, the tiny details are as important as the over-all design.

As in life, every-day little joys compliment the bigger adventures. 

Her award-winning art quilts have been exhibited in quilt shows and art galleries throughout the United States and internationally.

She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show.

She is published in many books and magazines.

Deborah is the author of Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch. 

Deborah regularly gives presentations and workshops to quilt guilds and visual arts groups.

She is always eager to share her ideas about creativity and the possibilities of creating with fabric.

She gently nudges students to try new things as they work through the process of creating original art that they love. 

Deborah also serves on the board of Studio Art Quilt Associates. She lives near Dallas, TX with her husband and two kids. She loves to travel, do crossword puzzles, drink coffee, practice yoga and listen to podcasts.

Materials Fee:

There is no materials fee but there is a supply list:

Supply List

  • five or six pieces of pre-fused fabrics approximately 6x8 inches or similar scrap sizes

    Tone on tone small scale prints work best. Look at the samples above to help choose your fabric palette. Be sure to include darks and lights. Fabrics don’t need to be measured exactly. Follow the instructions in this video for fusing your fabrics ahead of time.

  • two 6x8 inch pieces of batting or felt any color

  • iron and ironing surface

  • parchment paper

  • embroidery floss and/or perle cotton — 3 to 5 skeins in a variety of colors to coordinate with your fabric

  • embroidery needle

  • thimble, needle threader and stitching glasses if you use them regularly

  • scissors, large and small

  • rotary cutter, ruler (6x12 is great), small rotary mat

  • sketchbook, pen and pencil

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Reserve your Spot with  Deborah   $1950

When you click the reservation button you will have the option to make a minimum deposit of $650,

to pay 50%

or to save $100 by paying in full


**Sample   Agenda 


for Artists Rising Creativity Retreat:

5 Days and 4 Nights

Arrival day, check in at 3pm
5pm: meet your fellow students reception with light dinner


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking  in the morning
Workshop from 9-4 (breakfast & lunch included)

Art Studio available 24/7


Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Workshop from 9 - noon (breakfast included)

Excursion to one of the 169 small towns in Connecticut for touring and lunch and a visit to one of the gardens designed by historic landscape designer, Beatrix Farrand, among the first women to practice landscape architecture in the United States. “A garden, large or small, must be treated in the Impressionist manner,” she once wrote. “Plants are to the gardener what her palette is to the painter.”
Farewell Dinner together in Glastonbury 

Art Studio available 24/7

Optional yoga, walking, biking in the morning
Studio work in the morning, sketching and watercolor on location (breakfast & light lunch included)

Checkout by 1PM


Lots of food, fun, comradery, relaxation, re-winding, Art Studio available 24/7

You can also add an extra day before or after the retreat dates (upon availability)

Other: A complete schedule will be posted as your retreat date nears!

This will be posted in the private Facebook Group which you will be invited to join once you register.

Weather Permitting throughout the week... biking, kayaking or paddle boarding or river excursion, leaf peeping in the Autumn


You will receive an email confirmation and, as time gets closer, more email full of info and goodies.

Here is the payment schedule:

$650 deposit is due at the time of registration. 

50% of the remaining balance is due 60 days before your retreat start date

The balance is due 45 days before the start date.

You can pay by PayPal, credit Card or Sezzle (Sezzle can be used ONLY for payment in full)

Please read our full cancellation policy HERE

** Please note that the Sample Agenda is a sample, meaning exact dates, times or activities can be changed based on weather, scheduling or desires of the group and size of the group.