Artful Improv – UPDATED CLASS
Learn to create your own original quilts with no pattern using improvisational piecing techniques. Students will learn to let go of the “rules” and piece blocks in an intuitive, free form fashion and may wish to begin with blocks or other elements left over from previous projects. We will explore contemporary Improv log cabin style blocks, Improv Curves, and Angled Stripes, plus Insets and Curved Strips.
We will discuss color choices and using simple design principles to create an original dynamic composition. The extended class goes into the color and design ideas in more depth, as well as discussing quilting options and alternative finishing techniques.
Basic sewing skills and a machine in good working order necessary. Best for intermediate to advanced quilters ready to take the next step to creating original designs.
The quilt shown is an example of a quilt I’ve made using the techniques taught in this class.
Course Length: One – Five Days
I believe that each one of us has the ability to be creative–we just need to allow our creativity space to grow. Improv is a great way to give yourself permission to play with no rules and no patterns. I encourage my students to explore their own ideas using my techniques as inspiration to design their own original art quilts. We talk about color, about simple design principles to keep in mind as you create, explore improvisational techniques that I use in my work, and discuss ideas for quilting and finishing. I enjoy teaching and my classes can be successfully adapted to different skill levels.
Lecture alone (45-60 minutes plus Q&A) – $500
Half day workshop (3-4 hours) – $550
Full day workshop (one 6 hour or two 3 hour sessions) – $900
Maximum 24 students, unless special arrangements are made.
Workshops and lectures can be presented either in person or virtually via Zoom. Prices are the same for virtual and in-person options.
Prices do not include travel expenses, which the group will save if the event is virtual. Contact me at [email protected] for additional information.
If you don’t see the workshop you’d like, contact me at [email protected] to design a workshop for your group!