Workshop: Melissa Sobotka - Rembrandt's Repast-Photo Real FiberArt

  • October 3 - 5, 2024
  • National Quilt Museum

    215 Jefferson St.
    Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Ticket Price $396.00-$495.00 Register Now

During this 3-day workshop with Melissa Sobotka, students will reproduce the still life "Rembrandt's Repast" using Melissa's award winning techniques for transforming a photograph into a masterpiece of Fiber Art.

This is a technique class where you will learn to see as an artist does, select appropriate fabrics, build a pictorial quilt from an image using a raw edge applique method. You will then learn to enhance your work by adding depth, dimension and detail with inks.

Questions about registration? Contact Becky at


Workshop FAQs

What are the times of the workshop?

Workshops are 3 days: Thursday – Saturday. Class runs 9:00am - 4:00pm. Students must be out of the classrooms when the Museum closes at 5:00 pm.

Friday evening, we offer you the option to stay until 8:00 pm and work on your project or visit the Museum galleries.


How many people will be in the workshop?

We can accommodate up to 20 students per workshop – each student having use of one 3’x6’ table. Irons and ironing boards are provided by NQM, and shared by all participants.


When can I bring in my supplies?

You may unload materials between 1:00-4:30 pm on the Wednesday before the workshop begins. NQM has Janome 6700 sewing machines available for use if you are unable to bring your own. There is no charge, but we ask that you request a machine prior to the start of class.


Where do I park? 

Loading and unloading materials can be done from the Museum parking lot. We have several flatbed carts available if you need help bringing materials inside. Once you’ve unloaded, please park in the municipal parking lot located on 2nd Street behind the Museum during class hours (near the Farmer’s Market Stand). All parking is free.


How do I get into the Museum?

Please use the Main Entrance to the Museum.  The automatic-accessible door will be unlocked each morning starting at 8:30am for you to enter the building.


What about lunch?

Lunch break is an hour and timed at the instructor’s discretion. There are a variety of restaurants within walking distance of the Museum that are open for lunch and dinner.


Can I bring my own food?

Bottled water, coffee and hot water will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own tea bags, drinks or snacks for your own table. 


Do I have to pay admission to the Museum?

No! As a workshop participant your admission to the galleries is included. If you are a Friend of NQM you also receive a 20% discount on all purchases in the Gift Shop.


Refund Policy

If you have to cancel more than 30 days before the workshop, NQM will issue a full refund.

If you have to cancel within 30 days of the workshop, NQM will issue a refund for the class amount minus a $100 deposit.

IF NQM has to cancel the workshop for any reason, participants will receive a full refund.

Please note, workshop/class tickets are non-transferrable.

Date & Time

Oct 3, 2024 9:00 AM - Oct 5, 2024 4:00 PM

Venue Details

National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson St.
Paducah, Kentucky 42001 National Quilt Museum