Scrap Bag Improv
Use the scraps that you might otherwise throw away and make a unique contemporary design.
Sew your smaller scraps into Improv Blocks or add skinny lines to larger scraps to make units that go together like a puzzle. There’s no right angles or straight lines unless you want there to be! You can also use leftover or orphan blocks in your composition if you like.
We’ll talk about color and design to create the composition as well as the techniques needed.
Basic sewing skills and a sewing machine in good working order are necessary.
Course Length: Full Day
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!