Watercolor to Quilt

Katie Pasquini Masopust

Date: Oct. 4 - 9, 2021

Name of Event: 

“Watercolor to Quilt"

Medium: Mixed

Level: All

Location: Studio

  Status: Open

Katie's Website


Katie Pasquini Masopust
Katie Pasquini Masopust



Reserve your Spot with Katie $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



From Watercolor to Quilt 

Katie Pasquini Masopust – Quilt Artist, Instructor, Author


Abstract watercolor paintings will be created the first day using 10 different painting techniques that will leave the student with many paintings to choose from.


Techniques include, transparent layered shapes, resists, rubber cement drawing resist, washes, glazing, dropping in of colors, surface treatments using soap bubbles, rubbing alcohol and grids, etc. 

One painting will be chosen and cropped to find the most dynamic part. This will be drawn to make templates, then enlarged, and translated with fabrics into a quilt using either my turned edge technique or the students preferred technique.


When the quilt is done it will look like a watercolor painting. No painting experience is needed.

Artist Bio

For nearly 30 years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary

art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers.


From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved

from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly

landscapes executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques.

Katieʼs easy, energetic manner has made her a very popular teacher and lecturer.

When not in residence at her studio in Fortuna, California, she travels the world presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes; not only in North America, but in Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.

Katie is currently combining her love of quilting with her background as a painter, creating quilts that are a direct result of her watercolor or acrylic paintings. Sometimes paintings become quilts and sometimes quilts inspire paintings and sometimes the two mediums merge to create a multi media piece.  

Materials Fee:

There may be a small materials fee but there is a Materials List that you need to bring.

You can view that list HERE

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Reserve your Spot with  Katie   $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.