Created specifically for the GSQA Seminar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this class touches on the ways that improv can change how you quilt. Improv quilting is a different way of quilting. It brings about new ideas, voices, and needs. Toss in unique improv makers and improv becomes something spectacular. Each improv quilter has his/her own way of pulling together a quilt from almost nothing. In this workshop, you will work on finding your own improv voice.
I’ll show you techniques that I use to create quilts that are uniquely my own. We’ll “build” fabric from the pieces and cast-offs in your sewing room. We’ll sort and analyze scraps to determine where and how they want to be. We’ll reimagine new ways of dealing with old problems: scraps and discarded blocks. We all have them, and we all need to DO SOMETHING with them. While I will have several quilts available to show, the goal here is for participants to create unique, improv quilts using their own orphans and scraps. It’s a day filled with sharing and sewing and finding the improvisation in you. Workshop consists of creating fabric from scraps using color theory, creating large-scale blocks, and creating alternative blocks.
● Your favorite travel (sewing) machine and all the paraphernalia that comes with it
● Several large bag of scraps:
● Rotary cutter and mat
● Small ruler and long ruler
● Variety of orphan blocks (whatever you happen to have)
● Quart size baggie of fat eights to fat quarter sizes of neutrals, prints and/or solids
● Gallon size bag of any size scraps of colors, prints and solids
● Quart size baggie of smaller pieces of blacks (2×2 to 5×5) mostly solids
● Requirements of my improv classes are mostly the same. If you are enrolled in both classes, just be sure to have extra fabric and orphan blocks