Another full and fabulous day at QuiltCon. I just got home from the 80's dance. I don't have pics but I definitely got my grove on. Nothing like Duran Duran's Hungry Like a Wolf, followed by Michael Jackson's Billy Jean, and Cindy Lauper's Girls Just Want To Have Fun for getting a large posse of quilt makers out on the dance floor for some serious tail shaking! [slickr-flickr tag="mmq-quiltcon" size="m640" captions="off" align="center"]
Today I taught an improv curve piecing workshop to another awesome group of quilt makers. This isn't an easy process but they shined through in spite of the time constraints and large class size. The first half of the class consists of making the wedge curves, which is quite enjoyable, and meditative. Click the slide show to move through the images manually.
Sewing all the curve pieces together into a composition is the challenge. People get stuck when they are unable to control the outcome. As soon as they push past the need to control, the composition begins to flow from the quilt itself. It's a difficult phenomenon to describe, but it happens over and over again. It is best understood through experience. This is the magic that makes improv so exciting. Unfortunately I don't have images of the second half of the class. My auto-focus was turned off. SO dear students if you took a picture of your final composition at the end of class PLEASE send me a copy.
I continued to meet a variety of interesting people from all over the country, as well as fellow bloggers. It's so fun to put faces and bodies with blogs. Tomorrow is my last workshop of the conference, the Improv Round Robin, and it's going to be fun!