Many people have contacted me to ask when I was going to announce my 2018 teaching schedule. Well, here it is, in part. I say in part because I am not quite ready to announce my 2018 Maine Quilt Retreats. Another post will follow announcing when I will be ready to accept registration for those.

Here are the quilt seminars for which I have been hired as a teacher. I have provided the venues’ email and/or website information, so if you have questions about signing up you should contact them directly.

Be advised that several of these venues are not yet taking registrations. In those cases, I have provided the dates that they will accept registrations or expressions of interest.

Unless otherwise noted, the classes I teach are all the one I call Fabric Images. Here’s a description:

Fabric Images by Susan Carlson

Create a fabric collage quilt of your own chosen subject using Susan’s innovative layering/collage method. Individual design, fabric selection, construction, borders, and quilting will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the collage piecing process. Students will draw their design onto a foundation fabric and fill in the design with fabrics of their choice—without the use of templates. For about an hour each morning, Susan starts with a discussion and demonstration that will lay out the basics of fabric collage and will give you the information you need to start your work day. She then visits each student in turn to address individual needs and their project’s unique challenges.

Hope to see you in 2018! Stay tuned for a schedule of my 2018 Maine Retreats COMING SOON!

March 18–23 and March 23–28, 2018

Empty Spools (Sessions #III and #IV), Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA
Class Description: 5 Day Fabric Images
Registration Opens 8 a.m. (Pacific Time) on May 4

April 22–27, 2018

Alegre Retreat, Gateway Canyons, Gateway, CO
Class Description: 5 Day Fabric Images and Lecture
Registration Opens April 15

May 10–13, 2018

Handcrafters House, Perth, Western Australia
Class Description: 4 Day Fabric Images
Expressions of Interest Registration Open

May 17–20, 2018

Caroline Sharkey Textile Workshops, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
Class Description: 4 Day Fabric Images
Email Caroline Sharkey with your expression of interest.

June 25–29, 2018

Seven Sisters Quilt Show, San Luis Obispo, CA
Class Descriptions: 3 Day Serendipitous Sea Turtle (June 25-27) and 2 Day Cutting Loose (June 28-29)
Registration Opens 8 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on April 15

September 10–14, 2018

Madeline Island School for the Arts, Madeline Island, WI
Class Description: 5 Day Fabric Images
Registration Now Open


September 17–23, 2018

Stitchin’ Post, Sisters, OR
Class Description: 5 Day Fabric Images (September 17-21) and 2 Day Cutting Loose (September 22-23)
Registration Now Open (Fabric Images is waiting list only)

November 6–10, 2018

Woodland Ridge Retreat, Downsville, WI
Class Description: 5 Day Fabric Images
Registration Now Open


  • Hi, Susan. I’m with the Lakeview Quilters Guild in southeast Houston. How do I go about getting you scheduled for 2019, please? Jonnie Nottingham

    • Maybe. Talking with Joan about it soon. Keep in touch with the Quilt Gallery and my blog and newsletter. If it works out we’ll announce it there.

  • I left NH for Florida , will be unpacking your sun class project to finally finish for local quilt show.
    Have seen you in magazines and heard acclaime for your croc seen at Houston last year.

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