Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Afternoon at the Improv -3rd session

"Afternoon at the Improv" -part 3

What a wonderful setting to sew in...The International Quilt Study Center and Museum rocks when it comes to a fun and creative space.
Colleen James gave a demo on the scrappy curve. Using several scraps of various sizes she was able to construct a 1/4 curve and then pieces 4 together to make a circle or curvy improve shape.

A tutorial online can be found at SewTakeAHike blog.

We had a couple try this method for the first time.

Awesome curves created here.

Some of the floating square scores from last sew day came back finished this month. (Floating Squares is from the Sherri Lynn Wood book - "Improv for the Modern Quilter)


And an awesome (almost) finish from a previous Jacquie Gering class when she was here. Flip and sew method of improvisational piecing.
Fun pixilation quilt.
Always fun to see young quilters expressing themselves. Go Brooke!
Improv Bookshelf:
Beautiful Building Block Quilts by Lisa Walton
Color Shuffle by Karla Alexander
Stack, Shuffle and Slide by Karla Alexander
*note: this author will be at the Quilt Nebraska 2016 Lincoln Ne
Strips n Curves by Louisa L Smith
Quilt Improv by Lucie Summers
Intuitive Color and Design by Jean Wells
a previous book we talked about
“Unconventional & Unexpected:
American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe - There will be a lecture by him at the IQSCM on Sept 4th at the Museum for 1st Friday. This is a fabulous book with many examples of improvisation.
**Next Improv Sew Day will be October 10th. We are going to try to do Sherri Lynn Wood 's score for Round Robin. If you would like to participate and you did not come to the Aug sew day let me know so I can get you a supply list.  
Ne State Fair Time  so I hope you will enter or maybe go and see the quilts starting Aug. 28th.
From the International Quilt study center:
Attention quiltmakers! We are about three months away from our second annual Holiday Quilt Drive to collect new or gently used quilts for donation to a local shelter. Last year we had more than 90 donations from across the United States, and we hope to give even more this year.
If you would like to make or donate a quilt, please send it to 1523 N. 33rd St. Lincoln, NE 68583, or give us a call at 402-472-6549 for more information.

Thanks to everyone that took part in the Lancaster County Super Fair this year. We had a nice showing of 'modern' quilts. Big thank you to all that came to our sew day!!!

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