Sunday, April 12, 2015

1st "Afternoon at the Improv" Sewing at the Quilt House =Fun!



The Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild hosted an open forum discussion on "Improvisational Piecing" on Saturday April 11.  The International Quilt Study Center and Museum let us use the lovely 2nd floor open gallery to meet, discuss and sew.  

What does Improv mean to you?    What fears or ideas do you have on the subject? What do you want to accomplish or try?  What kinds of tools can you use to break down or limit yourself when you piece?

Quick demo on 'slash' and 'insert' and cutting:


and cutting and piecing a 1/4 circle curve:

The group was able to view the gallery with quilts made by Victoria Findlay Wolfe currently on display. Link below to see more about her quilts on display.

International Quilt Study Center and Museum



Books mentioned and passed around:
Gwen Marston = Liberated String Quilts
Gwen Marston = Liberated Quiltmaking II
Victoria Findlay Wolfe = 15 minutes of play
Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson = Quilting Modern
and
Not yet released: Sherri Lynn Wood = The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters (look for this June 1st)
We will be looking at many quilt makers in the future!

Tools:
Cheryl Ann's Portable Quilting Design Wall HERE

Easy techniques to try:
video:
tutorials:
 
 
 
 The next "Afternoon at the Improv" sewing day will be June 13th at the Quilt House at 12:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and you do not have to be a member of the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild to attend.

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