Hello Improv Workshop

Hello Improv Piecing Workshop easy to advanced intermediate; domestic machines; 3-4 hours; $35 per student with 12 student minimum.
Improv quilts have their own ideas, voices, and needs. Toss in unique improv makers and improv becomes almost incorrigible, don’t you agree? Yet quilters have methods that “tame” improv quilts. Do you ever wonder what quilters mean when we say the quilt speaks to us? Do you wish you could see, hear, feel your quilt? Let’s work on that together! We’ll explore methodologies, quilters, and techniques. More importantly, the improv and the quilts will guide us.
Workshop consists of creating fabric from scraps using color theory, creating large-scale blocks, and creating alternative blocks  
Fabric and Supplies
  • scissors, pins, etc. (standard supplies for quilting)
  • rotary cutter, mat, and rulers
  • small design wall (see below)
  • a gallon zipper bag of scraps—50% solids, 50% prints
  • two yards of neutral/low volume background fabrics (fat quarters or yardage)
  • pencil and paper for notes, drawings, math (optional)
You Will Learn:
  • Color Theory
  • Minimalism vs Maximalism in Modern Design
  • Alternative Gridwork in Modern Quilt Design
  • Negative Space in Modern Quilt Design
Class Overview
  1. Improv defined: creating with an intuitive approach that may have something of a plan but is open to interpretation and change.
  2. Seeing and hearing your quilt: stepping back, using your camera, getting feedback from others.
  3. Going with your feelings: Answer questions about yourself: favorite colors and blocks, design and gridwork, background, scale, negative space, etc.
  4. Improv with a friend work with a friend taking turns making decisions concerning size, color, fabric or changes
  5. Wrap up: more quilts, recommended books.
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