Craft Napa 2021  will take place Jan 13-17, 2021, and include 3-hour, and 1-day (six-hour) workshops.

Special Events

Artist Market

Welcome Reception

Modern Quilts from My Grandmothers – Sarah Bond

Friday January 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM Pacific (during the lunch break)

$20

I am a modern/contemporary quiltmaker living in two worlds, with one foot in the present and one foot in the past.  My story is part quilt history and family history and part modern quilt inspiration. I will tell the story of four of my quilting foremothers who came before me, inspired their own generations and continue to inspire my modern quilt making.

Jane Arthur Bond was a slave born in 1828 in Kentucky. She traveled as a wedding gift when the daughter of the family was married to Preston Bond in 1849. Jane had at least two children by Preston Bond, one of whom was my great grandfather Henry, born in 1865. Jane made quilts, some of which are featured in “Stitched from the Soul”.

Louvinia Clarkson Cleckley was born in 1858 in South Carolina. She was my great grandmother. She made many quilts, some of which I have. She used solids and created sharp, graphic designs, some very traditional, some less so.  Her modern designs have led me on an adventure in color and design that continues to this day.

Anna Gibson Bond was born in 1869. She was my great grandmother. She met my great grandfather Henry at Berea College. They married and she had ten children in 18 years. She taught school, raised children and quilted. Some of her quilts were quite modern and ahead of their time.

Ruth Clement Bond was my great aunt. She did not quilt herself but designed quilts. One of her quilts was named one of the 100 Best Quilts of the 20th Century.

The voices of these women have traveled across the decades to inform my work and to share themselves with you.

Uncorked at Home Wine Tasting: The Grape Escape

Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM Pacific

$115

Join us as we sample three wines from G&G Private Reserves: A Cabernet, Merlot, and Franc. Each recipient will reserve 3 (1/2) bottles of this premium wine, and we will get together virtually to kick back after a great day of creating, taste these wines, learn about grape growing, and just have some fun together! Please note: This optional session is only available to states that allow wine shipments. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM Pacific (Lunch break)

$20

Carrie Bloomston will be speaking about living vibrantly in emotional texture, owning your own joy, getting comfortable with discomfort, and hacking your creative identity in not only your craft and art, but also in your life. To make yourself known through your art and creativity, is to allow for the vulnerability of being a beginner even if you are seasoned in your craft. When we step out on the edge of our creativity, things get wild and crazy. From her lifetime of art-making, art school, creativity enabling, textile design and art teaching Carrie will help empower you to grow through your art and listen to your heart and soul. This luncheon talk will be an open forum and dialogue and Carrie would love to help you process what is going on in your creative self and help you surrender to and push through obstacles. Come with questions and thoughts to share!

Important Dates and Information
  • Event Dates: January 13-17, 2021
  • Registration Open: September 15, 2020
  • Registration Close: Online registration closes Friday, November 27 at 11:00 PM PST (Black Friday)
  • Craft Napa Uncorked at Home will be a virtual event, with special events (such as the Artist Market) taking place in December so we can mail all students their materials in time for the live, January event.

Thanks to Meissner’s Sewing & BERNINA of America for generously providing sewing machines for student use!