Improv Quilting

I don’t teach this Improv Quilt class to show people how to make quilts like mine, I do it to explain that there are no mistakes in quilting, that finding something unexpected is always best, and that the work and concentration of quilting transports us to “another land” like making music or art of any sort.  They begin with my idea but at the end of six hours they have a fistful of their own ideas…and what fun it is to see it happen right in front of your eyes.  Today was no exception.  We began with mine…

Quilt 2 Quilt 1

and moved right along.  I think really the pictures speak for themselves with only this one explanation.  They begin slowly, ask some questions and then…they are off and running.  They don’t know each other, but by the end they are friends and are giving each other valuable critical advice.  The biggest winner of the day was most certainly me…I got some great ideas from these intrepid nine workers….take a look:

q1

q2-5

q2

q4q5

q6q7

q3

q13-1

q12

q11

q10

q9

q8

q3-5

Thanks you guys…it was fun!

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17 Comments

  1. It sure was fun! I am so excited to continue appliquing, and try this new way of quilting it all after that. Thank you thank you for a delightful day!

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