April 11-16, 2020

The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch
325 Mission Valley Road
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Appliqué + Piecing = New Possibilities

5 Full Days  

In this workshop, students will compose a design, create a full-scale pattern on freezer paper, and assemble the forms using a technique called Appli-piecing. This technique was originally developed by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. 

By using this technique, you can bring almost any complex abstract idea into quilt form. You will retain a clean, graphic look and when complete, you will have a quilt top pieced together with a 1/4” seam allowance.

I will guide students in creating a simple or complex design. I will encourage that the process is undertaken with openness and ease. Students will play with shape, scale and movement. We will also discuss creating a value study, and then choosing your palette. 

Students will be provided with small compositions to assemble and become comfortable with the technique before they start designing. In addition, I will present a slideshow that illustrates the steps in the process. 

It is my desire to bring something fresh and new into this world, and encourage my students to do the same. While this technique requires planning and a pattern, you can be very free with your drawing and have fun while doing it!


  • $1,100. Double Occupancy

  • $1,300. Single Occupancy

  • $1,650. Single Occupancy with Non-Participating SPOUSE/PARTNER/FRIEND

A deposit of $250. is required with registration.

The balance must be paid by February 5, 2020.

*Due to the financial commitment and logistics, no refunds will be given, for any reason. It is highly recommended that students obtain travel insurance, which in most instances, will provide you with a full refund. It is advisable to do your research and choose a plan that offers the best options. You may contact your travel agent for more info. If the workshop is cancelled for any reason, you will be given a full refund, including the deposit.


  • 5 Nights Lodging (Arriving Saturday with check-in at 3pm)

  • All Meals (starting with the Welcome Dinner on Saturday and ending with lunch on Thursday)

  • 5 full days to create and have fun! (Formal instruction 8:30am - 12noon and 1:30pm - 4:00pm)

  • Each student will have their own table.

  • and a few surprises...

*The accommodations are two-bedroom condos with a double room and a single room, each with a private entrance. There is a shared living space which makes after-workshop socializing easy and relaxing! If you snore or talk in your sleep, it would be best if you chose a single room. (smile)


If you are flying, the nearest airport is in San Antonio. As the date approaches, an email list of the students will be provided, and you may communicate with another person(s) to coordinate sharing a shuttle to the Newk Ranch.