Modern Improv Quilting Workshop

Starts: May 7, 2017 2:00 pm

2 Sundays 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meets on: May 7, May 21

Instructor: Judy Tucker

Level: Experienced Beginner. Some experience required; this is a great class for students who have taken a beginning sewing class. Students should be comfortable threading and running a sewing machine.

Cost: $75.00 not including supplies. Registered students get 10% off supplies purchased at JP Knit & Stitch.

Love all the beautiful new quilting fabrics but don’t enjoy precision quilt piecing?  Or are you an experienced quilter and want to try something new?  This 2 session Workshop is for you!

We will be using The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters—A Guide to Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously by Sherri Lynn Wood as a guide to help you create a unique quilt top with no rulers neededHowever, you do still need to sew a consistent ¼” seam so your quilt doesn’t fall apart in the wash.

This book equates traditional piecing with classical music and improv piecing with jazz.  There’s a basic “Score” but how you place the pieces is your choice. There are 10 “Scores” in the book to choose from. Several are easy, just requiring basic piecing skills. A few require advanced piecing skills.  You can choose one that fits your skills and experience.

Week One:  Discuss the mechanics of Improv Quilt Piecing, choose the “Score” you want to follow, pick fabrics and begin cutting.  If time allows, start piecing your quilt top.

Week Two:  Piecing the quilt top.  Depending on the “Score” chosen, you may need to continue cutting fabric as you progress.

 Required Supplies:

  • The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters—A Guild to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously, by Sherri Lynn Wood, SCT Craft, 2015
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter—recommended but not mandatory
  • Fabrics of your choice:  The shop sample is 25 x33”.   Fabric needed to make this small quilt:  Three ¼ yard cuts, ½ yard of  the fabric which was fussy cut, 1 yard backing, ½ yard binding.  (JP Knit & Stitch now has Fat Quarter Bundles, a good starting point if you struggle with coordinating colors) Note:  You may make any size quilt top.  Fabric amounts will vary based on the “Score” chosen and the size of your top.
  • Thread
  • Straight pins if sewing curves

Suggested, not mandatory:

  • 12.5 x 12.5” square ruler to gauge initial cut size, but not required for cutting your pieces
  • Applique hand-sewing needles if you plan to applique your pieced work onto a background (Only needed for a couple “Scores” requiring advanced piecing skill)
  • You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine
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