I’m teaching my Improv Puzzle class at the North Suburban Needlearts Guild the first week of September and there are a few spaces available if you’d like to join us!

The class is being run as a hybrid–combining access to lessons with videos, text, and still photos on the CourseCraft platform with three live Zoom meetings lasting two hours each. You can access the lessons the day before class starts and work through them at your own pace. The live sessions will focus on feedback from me on color and fabric choices, technique demos, design ideas, and finishing. Each student will make an original quilt using my techniques as a starting point.

I’ll talk about different ways to create an Improv Log Cabin style block with a fairly controlled color scheme, how to make sure the blocks will fit together when there’s no pattern to follow, how to use “coping” strips and blocks to fill in spaces when necessary. It’s a very scrap friendly project!

The class begins on Tuesday, September 2 at 10 AM Central Time. There will be a two hour session that day and two more two hour sessions on Wednesday September 3 and Thursday September 4.

The great thing about taking a class this way is you have access to your favorite sewing machine, chair, and tools, plus your fabrics are right there too in case you want to change something at the last minute.

Join us to see how much fun it is to create improvisationally without a pattern!

Here’s another quilt that I made recently using the same ideas.

Blue Tetris – Cindy Grisdela